Book Review: 'The Scar Dance' - A Couple's Journey of Rebuilding Their Lives After a Traumatic Dog Attack

The Scar Dance is a novel by William Mansfield about a life-altering dog mauling. The Scar Dance DogsBite.org - The Scar Dance is a first novel by William Mansfield about the aftermath of a vicious dog attack. The victim of the attack is the author's wife. On a summer day in 2013, she had gone next door where two hulking bullmastiffs lived as a favor to their owner, who had asked her to feed the dogs while she was away. The book is a work of fiction, but Mansfield has experienced simila… [Read full blog post]

2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Large Pit Bull Kills Woman on Chicago's Far South Side

Karen Brown, known as "Punchi", was killed by a large pit bull in South Deering. Dog's Owners Flee UPDATE 08/06/18: An autopsy Sunday determined that Karen Brown, 57, died from multiple injuries inflicted by a dog. The manner of death was ruled accidental, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. Brown was viciously attacked by a loose pit bull on Saturday in the 10100 block of South Calhoun Avenue on Chicago's Far South Side. According to neighbors, the pit bu… [Read full blog post]

2017 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Mauled to Death by Her Pet Pit Bull in Alsip, Illinois

Dorothy Ford, 77-years old, was mauled to death by her pit bull in Alsip, a suburb of Chicago. Pit Bull Kills Owner Alsip, IL - A 77-year old woman is dead after being brutally attacked by her own pit bull, Alsip police said. Officers were dispatched to 11604 S. Komensky Monday afternoon for a report of a woman being attacked in her backyard. Police were forced to shoot and kill the aggressive pit bull. Police tried to render the woman aid, but it was too late. She was pronounced dead… [Read full blog post]

2017 Dog Bite Fatality: 21-Year Old Man Dies After Dog Attack in Quincy, Illinois

Jamie Owsley, 21, died in February after being bitten in the neck by a family pit bull. Roommate Sentenced UPDATE 05/14/18: On February 26, 2017, a 21-year old man died after being bitten in the neck by a family pit bull. The pit bull belonged to his roommate and cousin Kerry Talburt II. The two resided at 1005 1/2 Jersey Street. The male pit bull that inflicted the attack, Hercules, had bitten three people before delivering a bite that killed Jamie Owsley. Hercules was euthanize… [Read full blog post]

Coroner: Dead Before Mauling - Elderly Woman Found Bitten and Dead in Antioch Home

Police at scene where a 71-year old woman was found bitten and dead in Antioch. Dead Before Mauling UPDATE 06/08/16: An autopsy on the 71-year old woman found dead yesterday in her Antioch home covered in dog bites determined she died of a massive stroke before the family dogs inflicted severe bites all over her body. Deputy Coroner Orlando Portillo said Elizabeth Flood "was dead before the dogs got to her." Portillo said they are not releasing the number of bites that were disc… [Read full blog post]

2015 Dog Bite Fatality: 5-Year Old Boy Fatally Attacked by Pit Bull in Chicago

Case Closed UPDATE 05/29/15: James Nevils III, 5-years old, and his sister, 7-years old, had been outside with the dog while visiting their cousin's South Carpenter Street home, according to a police report. When the mother let her children and the dog back into the home, and was locking the door, the dog latched onto the boy's neck. The mother tried to pull the animal off James then dragged both out onto the front lawn, hoping that neighbors would see the attack and help, accord… [Read full blog post]