In the 15-year period of 2005 through 2019, canines killed 521 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (346) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
Brian Butler, 46-years old, was killed in a dog attack; police suspect three pit bulls.
UPDATE 07/03/19: On Wednesday, police arrested Daniel Kai Alexander, 29-years old, of Gilbertsville, KY on a felony arrest warrant in connection to dog mauling death of Brian Butler. Alexander is one of the owners of the three pit bulls in custody that were seized after his death. Evidence shows that Alexander "tampered with physical evidence at the scene" on June 29, 2019… [Read full blog post]
Crystal Pearigen, 36, was found dead in a Costco parking lot after being mauled by dogs.
Family Speaks Out
UPDATE 07/03/19: The family of a woman found dead in a Costco parking lot on June 16 has been located. Crystal Pearigen, 36, was killed by three dogs -- two pit bulls and a mixed-breed. KGET posted this update on June 25, along with a YouTube video. Crystal led a tragic life, including the loss of her mother, Rhonda Pearigen, who was murdered in 1997. After her mother's homicid… [Read full blog post]
A cross marks where Crisencio Aliado, 52, was killed by two pit bull-mixes.
Dogs Returned to Owners
UPDATE 08/12/16: It was announced this week that Honolulu authorities released the two pit bull-mixes that killed a homeless man back to their owners. On July 29, the two pit bulls escaped the fencing from the dog owners' business, ContainerLand, and fatally attacked 52-year old Crisencio Aliado who was washing his clothes in a nearby stream. Police are apparently waiting on… [Read full blog post]
South Dallas home with a history of complaints where the suspected dogs resided.
DNA Results Explained
UPDATE 02/02/17: On October 31, 2016 the Dallas Police Department announced that no criminal charges would be filed in connection to the dog mauling death of Antoinette Brown. Police did not explain the DNA results. They simply stated, “the samples submitted did not contain DNA evidence that would link the animals that were suspected of the attack.” Fox 4 News then filed a… [Read full blog post]