2011 Dog Bite Fatality: Houston Woman Dies from Injuries After Pit Bull Mauling

Edna Dyson and her two daughters, Regina and Lawanda Edna Dyson Houston, TX - A Houston woman severely mauled by two pit bulls last week died from her injuries Tuesday. Click2houston.com reports that 71-year old Edna Dyson died November 15 after police say two pit bulls attacked her last week. She was in ICU for nearly a week. Specifically, "Investigators say two pit bulls dug a hole under a fence and got out. They mauled Mrs. Edna. She crawled to her car and waited for help. Lawan… [Read full blog post]

2011 Dog Bite Fatality: Two-Week Old Baby Killed by Family Pit Bull-Mix

Victim Identified UPDATE 09/05/11: Authorities have identified the infant who died early Sunday after being mauled by a dog. Brayden McCollen was in a baby carrier on the floor in a room at his family's home in Cypress when the dog began sniffing the newborn then mauling him. A spokesman for the Harris County Sheriff's Office, Thomas Gilliland, said the baby's mother was outside at the time, watching him through a window. The dog pushed through a pair of French doors to reach th… [Read full blog post]

2010 Dog Bite Fatality: Houston-Area Baby Girl Killed by Family Rottweiler

Jeannette Vaughn, 3-months old, was killed by one of her family's rottweilers. Criminal Charges Unlikely UPDATE 12/21/10: New information reveals that baby Jeannette Vaughn was inside the home when one of the rottweilers pushed through a washing machine and a heavy slab of marble and mauled the infant to death. In a separate article, Chris Glaser of Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care (BARC)1 was quick to point out to abc13.com reporters, "You can't judge the family unles… [Read full blog post]

Dog Attacks, Trends and Dog Law Coverage of Texas

Due to the multitude of problems Texas faces regarding pit bulls, specifically 1.) The number of children seriously injured and killed by them, 2.) The inability for Texas cities to enact pit bull laws due to the 1991 statewide anti-BSL measure and 3.) Dogfighting, we've placed a group of Texas stories into one blog post. We hope that by doing so, Texas readers can gain a better understanding of these problems, as well as the attempts being made to overcome them. Dog Laws and Iss… [Read full blog post]