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U.S. Dog Bite Fatalities: Breeds of Dogs Involved, Age Groups and Other Factors Over a 13-Year Period (2005 to 2017)
Fatal Pit Bull Attacks - The Archival Record by DogsBite.org
Fatal Pit Bull Attacks - Child Fatalities - The Archival Record by DogsBite.org
Fatal Rottweiler Attacks - The Archival Record by DogsBite.org
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A 3-month old baby died after being mauled by a family dog in Sherman Oaks.
UPDATE 05/07/18: The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has identified the baby girl killed by a family dog. Gaia Nova died shortly after arriving at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Saturday. At the time of the attack, Gaia was under the care of her grandmother. When she left the infant in a room to get a bottle, one of the three family dogs clamped down on the baby's head, killing her. Autho… [Read full blog post]
DogsBite.org - Today we released our multi-year dog bite fatality report (2005 to 2017). The report identifies the breeds of dogs involved in fatal attacks on humans, victim age groups, number of dogs involved, household factors, criminal charges and more. The 9-page report also examines key changing metrics since a government body last examined this issue in 2000 -- the rise of adults killed by dogs and the increasing number of fatal attacks involving 2… [Read full blog post]
Marcos Raya, Jr., 18-months old, was attacked and killed by a family rottweiler.
Family Dog Kills Baby
Phoenix, AZ - An 18-month old baby boy is dead after being attacked by a dog in south Phoenix. The attack occurred in the 1900 block of East Sunland Avenue around 1:30 pm Friday. Police report the grandmother was doing laundry when she put the baby boy down. She opened a door in the home, which allowed the dog access to the child. The family rottweiler grabbed the baby, dragged it o… [Read full blog post]
Fatal Dog Attack Statistics
DogsBite.org recorded 31 fatal dog attacks in 2016. Pit bulls contributed to 71% (22) of these deaths, just over 7 times more than the next closest dog breed. The combination of pit bulls, their close cousins, American bulldogs (2), and rottweilers (2) contributed to 84% (26) of all dog bite-related fatalities. The last year the CDC collected "breed" data about fatal human dog attacks was 1998, nearly two decades ago. Since this time, pit bulls ha… [Read full blog post]
Gaping hole seen in property fence line at home in 1100 block of Jessie Street.
UPDATE 08/23/16: The coroner has still not announced the official cause of death of 83-year old Michael Downing. Sheriff's investigators believe Downing was attacked by up to four large dogs belonging to Lephus Felton. The dogs escaped through a sizable hole in the owner's fence, brutally attacked Downing then dragged him back under the fence through the same hole. The vic… [Read full blog post]
Anthony Riggs, 57, was killed within hours after adopting a rottweiler from a county shelter.
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UPDATE 11/18/15: Earlier this week, The Jackson Sun reported that the rottweiler that killed Anthony Riggs was a stray picked up by a city employee 5-days before its adoption, according to Kim Tedford, the director of the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department. At about 10:30 am on November 12, Riggs brought his new dog to show to his son Thomas Rigg… [Read full blog post]
Rottweiler Kills Owner
Sulphur Springs, TX - An elderly woman was mauled to death by her pet rottweiler on Thursday night, according to Sulphur Springs police. Betty Wood, 78-years old, was attacked and killed by the dog in her home in the 1400 block of North Davis Street. Police Chief Jay Sanders said his department responded to a call of a possible deceased person about 7 pm. The woman's daughter, who lives next-door, discovered her mother's body. Wood lived alone in the home… [Read full blog post]