Savannah Gragg, 9-years old, was killed by her family pit bull in Kokomo.
Girl Dies of Severe Injuries
UPDATE 06/03/10: It was reported today that Savannah Gragg died this afternoon due to the severe injuries inflicted by the family pit bull last Saturday. Marion County Deputy Coroner Carrie England ruled her death was caused by lacerations to the trachea that created a lack of oxygen to the brain.1 Savannah had been opening the door to let the pit bull outside when the dog sudd… [Read full blog post]
From left: John-Paul Massey, Uno the pit bull and its owner Christian Foulkes.1
"Dozy Teddy Bear"
UPDATE 04/13/10: Last November, John-Paul Massey was mauled to death by his uncle's pit bull. The fatal attack, committed by a banned breed, caused enormous public outrage in the UK. The dog's owner, Christian Foulkes, was recently charged with possessing a dangerous dog, breeding a dangerous dog and giving a dangerous dog as a gift.2 The boy's mother, Angela McGlynn, told the… [Read full blog post]
Another "Freak" Accident
Margate, FL - The Margate News recently reported that resident Luis Rivera failed in an attempt to appeal a ruling that determined his pit bull to be "dangerous" after an attack incident. Representing himself before the Margate Magistrate, Rivera starkly represents the "deviant" profile of a vicious dog owner first established by a 2006 study published by the Journal of Interpersonal Violence1 then expanded upon in a 2009 study published by the J… [Read full blog post]