Estimated U.S. Cities, Counties, States and Military Housing with Breed-Specific Laws (2020-2021)

The top three regulated dog breeds: pit bulls, rottweilers and wolf-dog hybrids. BSL Estimate 2020-2021 DogsBite.org - Since 2011, we have maintained an estimate of breed-specific laws across the United States, including breed-specific policies governing military housing. A decade ago, all three major military divisions -- U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force -- banned a group of dangerous dog breeds, chiefly pit bulls, rottweilers and wolf-dog hybrids, d… [Read full blog post]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Elderly Woman Dies After Dog Attack in Suffield; Attack Occurred at Home of Animal Activist

Pit Bull Belongs to HSUS Senior State Director Annie Hornish Janet D'Aleo, 95-years old, died November 6 after a severe dog attack in Suffield. $2 Million Settlement UPDATE 01/13/21: The family of Janet D'Aleo has reached a settlement for $2 million dollars in their lawsuit against the owners of the dog. In November 2019, a rescued pit bull belonging to former state representative Annie Hornish, who continues to be the Connecticut senior state director of the Humane Societ… [Read full blog post]

Announcement: Wishes for the New Year from DogsBite.org

DogsBite.org - The new year of 2013 is upon us after completing one of the deadliest years in fatal dog maulings ever recorded in the United States. Dogs brutally killed at least 38 people last year; half of them (19) were children ages 8 and younger. Over 60% of all dog bite-related fatalities in 2012 involved a pit bull. On this weary, though predictable note, we created a collection of New Year's wishes for 2013. Readers can leave additional wishes in the comment section. New Y… [Read full blog post]

National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 20-26, 2012)

The Good, The Perverse and The Uplifting DogsBite.org - Last year during National Dog Bite Prevention Week, we noted that there is no National Dog Mauling Prevention Week, an even weightier public health matter than dog bites. The tips and tricks offered up during this national week to prevent a dog bite hardly address horrific dog maulings, mainly inflicted by pit bulls, which will attack indiscriminately and continue attacking until shot to death or nonlethal human inte… [Read full blog post]