2015 Dog Bite Fatality: Newly Adopted Rottweiler Kills Owner in Madison County, Tennessee

Anthony Riggs, 57, was killed within hours after adopting a rottweiler from a county shelter. No Evaluation Policy 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]

2015 Dog Bite Fatality: Texas Woman Mauled to Death by Pet Rottweiler

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]

2014 U.S. Dog Bite Fatality Statistics - DogsBite.org

Fatal Dog Attack Statistics DogsBite.org recorded 42 fatal dog attacks in 2014, the highest on record in the last 10-years of statistical data we have collected. Citations of each victims' case history are located on the 2014 Fatality Citations page. The last year the CDC collected "breed" information about fatal human dog attacks was 1998. Since this time, pit bulls alone have killed 262 U.S. citizens. The only other known nonprofit in addition to DogsBite.org that track… [Read full blog post]

2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Toddler Killed by Family Rottweilers in Citrus County, Florida

Scene near the fatal dog mauling of 2-year old Christopher Camejo. Parents Arrested UPDATE 12/22/14: Citrus County authorities arrested the parents of 2-year old Christopher Camejo who was brutally killed by his grandfather's rottweilers on December 6. Christopher Camejo, 29, and Claudia Scarbrough, 31, both of 8352 W. Oak St., Crystal River, were charged with manslaughter and child neglect. At the time of the attack, both parents were home, but not watching their thre… [Read full blog post]

2014 Dog Bite Fatality: 7-Year Old Boy Killed by Trained Protection Dog in Dodge County, Wisconsin

Personal and Family Protection Dogs with a "Switch"Dutch Behaviorist Responds UPDATE 11/19/14: Dutch animal behaviorist and author, Alexandra Semyonova responds to protection dogs with a "switch" after a 7-year old boy was killed by a protection trained rottweiler living at his family's home. She discusses why bringing an attack bred and trained dog into a home and hoping it will be a reliable family pet is a mistake. Enclosed below is Semyonova's short response. Semyon… [Read full blog post]

2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Rottweiler Kills Toddler in Caldwell County, North Carolina

Nyhiem Wilfong, killed by a family member's chained rottweiler. Social Services Involved UPDATE 05/06/14: Various news reports state the 5-year old boy was the victim's cousin, not his brother. An updated report by WBTV describes how the boy was found, "bloody and covered in mud with the dog laying on top of him." The boy's grandfather and owner of the dog, Ervin Patterson, told WBTV that he did not believe the dog was aggressive. "He's just big and playful," Patterson said. S… [Read full blog post]