In the 16-year period of 2005 through 2020, canines killed 568 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 67% (380) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
Avery Jackson-Dunphy, 6, was mauled to death by dogs being fostered by his grandparents.
Municipal Shelter Dogs
UPDATE 12/31/21: Weeks after the mauling death of 6-year old Avery Jackson-Dunphy it was revealed that three of the six dogs that were quickly euthanized after his death were foster dogs from the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley (ASCMV), just as we initially suspected. ASCMV operates through a joint powers agreement between the governing bodies of t… [Read full blog post]
After five dogs killed his mother in September, the son wants dogs returned to him.
Killer Dogs Returned
UPDATE 10/15/21: All five dogs implicated in the death and partial dismemberment of 84-year old Loretta Moore have been released to their owners. Boone County authorities had wanted to euthanize the dogs, as all five reportedly had blood stains around their mouths. The owner of the dogs, James Moore, is the victim's son, who also lives at the home and found his mother's bod… [Read full blog post]
There are Liability Dogs like Rusty (smaller), and there are Major Liability Dogs (large and powerful), like Quincy, Dieter and Brutus (seen above) awaiting adoption at shelters today.
DogsBite.org - Last July, we published a special report that identified 125 behavior terms for shelter dogs decoded that mask aggression. We also categorized the terms into their meaning (e.g., impulsive aggression, anxiety) and risk level (e.g., very-high, high, mod-… [Read full blog post]
The Dog's Owner, Jennifer Romano, Now Faces Felony Charges
After 3-year old Ronin was attacked in the face by a fake service pit bull, the owner fled.
Charge with Two Felonies
UPDATE 02/09/21: On Monday, the owner of a fake service pit bull that attacked a child in the face was charged in connection with the attack. Jennifer Romano, 46, was charged with injury to a child, a 2nd degree felony, and tampering with evidence, a 3rd degree felony. During the hearing the judge set bond at… [Read full blog post]