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 »
Skylar Headrick, 11-years old, was mauled to death by two family Neapolitan mastiffs.
Killed by Large Mastiffs
Crandall, GA - Two family dogs killed an 11-year old girl over the weekend, the Murray County Sheriff's Office said. The fatal attack occurred on May 30 after 11:00 pm at the family's home on Dunn Road West. A police report obtained by WTVC states the girl's sister returned from work and went down to the basement, where she discovered her younger sister on the floor lif… [Read full blog post]
Dr. Nancy Shaw, 62-years old, was killed by roaming dogs in Lyons, Georgia.
Dog Owner Charged
UPDATE 08/25/21: Over one year after a 62-year old doctor was mauled to death by four pit bull-mixes, a man has been arrested and charged in connection to her death. Gregory Van Mosley, 65, of Lyons has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after evidence recently obtained from the State Crime Lab allowed authorities to pursue prosecution in the case, according to Lyons Police… [Read full blog post]
Lee Becham, 76, died after being brutally attacked by pit bulls in Crawford County.
UPDATE 03/10/20: A couple has been arrested in connection to the mauling death of a 76-year old man last month, the Crawford County sheriff said Tuesday. Samuel Arthur Brown, 55, and Angel Ann Brown, 52, were arrested on involuntary manslaughter charges after Lee Becham was discovered dead in the yard of his residence in the 1900 block of Marshall Mill Road on February 23… [Read full blog post]
Authorities Charge Grandmother with Multiple Felonies
Paris Adams, 20-months old, was mauled to death by two family pit bulls in Georgia.
10 Years Probation
UPDATE 04/09/18: There will be no trial after two family pit bulls killed 20-month old Paris Adams on August 1, 2017. The day after his death, his grandmother Sandra Adams, 70, was charged with second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter, and second-degree cruelty to children. The Atlanta Journal-Constitutio… [Read full blog post]