In the 13-year period of 2005 through 2017, canines killed 433 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (284) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
Foster Parent is Police Officer; Dog Adopted Out by CountyKhloe Ann Williams, 7-months old, was killed by a family dog while in foster care.
Delayed 911 Call
UPDATE 11/15/18: Another bombshell that was foreshadowed during a press conference last month was dropped Wednesday. After the dog severely attacked infant Khloe on October 5, Pamela Maser, the babysitter, delayed the 911 call. Pamela first called her son, Clearwater Police Detective Jonathan Maser, who is the fost… [Read full blog post]
A pet wolf hybrid killed an 8-day old infant lying in a bassinet in Lee County.
No Criminal Charges
UPDATE 04/11/18: There will be no criminal charges after a newborn was fatally attacked by a pet wolf hybrid. The dog gained entry into a room and mauled the infant as it lay in a bassinet. The commonwealth's attorney for Lee County, H. Fuller Cridlin, stated in a news release today the baby's death was "simply a horrific tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the… [Read full blog post]
Tyler Trammell-Huston, 9-years old, was mauled to death by his half-sister's three pet pit bulls.
DA's Full Press Release
DogsBite.org - On January 3, Tyler Trammell-Huston, 9, was brutally killed by three pit bulls after his half-sister left him alone in a dilapidated trailer with the dogs for three hours. Alexandria Griffin-Heady, 24, arrived home and found Tyler face down near the doorway bloody and covered in bite wounds. All three of her pit bulls were loose in the trai… [Read full blog post]
One of the attacking pit bulls in quarantine; animal control seizing the dogs.
Daniel Jackson Teubner
UPDATE 09/24/15: On September 24, 2015, almost exactly two years after this little boy's death, his name was revealed as Daniel Jackson Teubner by Daxton's Friends for Canine Education and Awareness. Up until this point, the little boy had only been known as Daniel "Doe." Daniel Teubner was mauled to death by his babysitter's three pit bulls on September 22, 2013. Authorit… [Read full blog post]
Alex Angulo, 4-years old, was killed by at least one of his foster family's rottweilers.
Foster Families May Face New Rules
UPDATE 01/14/09: In response to the recent dog mauling death of 4-year old Alex Angulo by his foster family's rottweiler, Rep. Rosemary Mulligan (R-Des Plaines) said the Illinois House committee that oversees the Department of Children and Family Services might consider tough legislation outlawing dangerous dogs in foster homes. DCFS officials ar… [Read full blog post]
Pablo Lopez, 5-years old, was brutally killed by his uncle's pit bull.
No Criminal Charges archived
UPDATE 06/20/08: No charges will be brought against the owner of the pit bull that savagely mauled and killed a 5-year old boy. The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office said the found no signs of negligence. The manner of the boy's death was ruled an accident. "The more we investigate, the more we believe it was just a tragic accident," Sheriff Lupe Treviño said. He will finalize the… [Read full blog post]