A 4-year old boy was fatally injured by a dog in rural Monroe Center, Illinois.
Child Killed by Dog
Ogle County, IL - A 4-year old boy is dead after being mauled by a dog, according to the Ogle County Sheriff's Office. The attack occurred on February 29, 2024. At approximately 4:40 pm, the Ogle County 911 Dispatch Center received a 911 call about a child mauled by a dog in rural Monroe Center, which is located 16 miles away from Rockford, and that CPR was in progress. The child was tran… [Read full blog post]
David and his cavapoo "Kali" were viciously attacked by a loose pit bull in Bensenville, Illinois.
Bensenville, IL - Just after the New Year, David, who is heard on this video trying to save the life of his dog, sent in his account of the attack that occurred on September 29, 2022. The video is chilling because of what you can hear but cannot fully see as he attempts to "extricate Kali (and later, myself) from the jaws of the pit bull." Kali suffered severe and crushing injuries in th… [Read full blog post]
Jonathan Mendenhall, 34, died after a dog biting incident in Springfield, Illinois.
Man Found Unresponsive
Springfield, IL - On November 6, the Sangamon County Coroner's Office confirmed the death of Jonathan Mendenhall, 34, of Springfield. On November 5, he was discovered unresponsive outside of a residence in the 1200 block of North 15th Street at about 3:35 pm. According to the coroner, "while resuscitative efforts were underway" Mendenhall was bitten several time… [Read full blog post]
Juan Ruiz, 66, died after breaking up a dog fight at his home in Kewanee, Illinois.
Victim, Dog Breed Identified
UPDATE 05/02/22: One week after a man died after breaking up a dog fight, the victim has been identified, as has the breed of dog involved. Kewanee Police Chief Nicholas Welgat confirmed Henry County Coroner's office information that the victim was Juan Ruiz, 66 of 819 North Vine Street. The breed of the attacking dog was a pit bull. County Coroner Melissa Watkins sai… [Read full blog post]