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]

2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Killed by Her Grandson's Three Rottweilers in Corona

Annabell Martin, 89-years old was killed by her grandson's three rottweilers. Woman Found Dead Corona, CA - An elderly woman was discovered dead in her garage after being mauled to death by her grandson's three rottweilers, according to officials. Police responded to a call about 4:40 pm Sunday, January 26, to a home in the 1500 block of Pera Street, according to Corona police Capt. Tom Weeks. They found Annabell Martin, 89-years old, dead after being attacked by the three do… [Read full blog post]

2013 U.S. Dog Bite Fatality Statistics - DogsBite.org

Fatal Dog Attack Statistics DogsBite.org recorded 32 fatal dog attacks in 2013. Citations of each victim's history are located on the Fatality Citations page. The last year the CDC recorded human deaths by dog breeds was 1998. Likely due to pressures from animal advocacy groups, the CDC discontinued research in this area. Since 1998, pit bulls alone have killed 236 U.S. citizens. The only other known nonprofit organization, in addition to DogsBite.org, that tracks this v… [Read full blog post]

2013 Dog Bite Fatality: Liberty County Woman Mauled to Death by Dog

Dog Shot and Killed UPDATE 07/02/13: The Houston Chronicle reports that the dog that killed a 63-year old woman on Monday was shot to death Tuesday night. Since the attack, the animal has managed to evade deputies who mounted a serious search effort in the Woodland Hills subdivision where the attack occurred. Liberty County Sheriff's Office warned area residents to "NOT approach this dog" and to keep small children and family pets inside their home until the animal was captu… [Read full blog post]

2012 U.S. Dog Bite Fatality Statistics - DogsBite.org

Fatal Dog Attack Statistics DogsBite.org recorded 38 fatal dog attacks in 2012.1 Citations of each victim's story are located on the Fatality Citations page. The last year the CDC recorded human deaths by dog breeds was 1998. Likely due to pressures from animal advocacy groups, the CDC stopped further research into this area. Since 1998, pit bulls alone have killed 208 U.S. citizens. The only other known entity, in addition to DogsBite.org, that tracks this vital data publ… [Read full blog post]