Nellie Davis, 61-years old, was killed by her granddaughter's pet pit bull.
Insights from Behaviorists
DogsBite.org along with commenters have become alarmed at the misleading rationale that a "normal" response by a "noise-sensitive" dog is to attack and kill a family member when under the duress of loud sounds, like the crack of thunder. It is even more disconcerting that a police captain is echoing this false rationale provided by the dog's owner. One wonders if the dog h… [Read full blog post]
Fatally attacking dog depicted with the victim, Jeremiah Eskew-Shahan.
Saving Killer Dogs?
UPDATE 05/13/12: The Las Vegas Review-Journal published a follow up piece about animal activists who intervene to "save dogs" that have bitten and killed. The article refers to the February death of a 2-day old baby who was killed by his family's adopted Husky, named Nikko.1 On April 27, a Pennsylvania judge allowed Nikko to be sent to an out-of-state "sanctuary" instead of being pu… [Read full blog post]
Photo courtesy of the Wilkes family.
Behaviorist Gary Wilkes | Download PDF
Mechanicsburg, PA - Back in January, Gary Wilkes wrote to DogsBite.org asking for permission to use one of the most powerful images posted to the website in a forthcoming article about pit bulls. The photograph shows Wendy Blevins and her daughter in an emergency room just after a pit bull ripped off a third of her daughter's scalp. DogsBite.org reviewed Wilkes' website and bio information, then coo… [Read full blog post]