2020 Dog Bite Fatality: 70-Year Old Woman Mauled to Death by Dogs in Country Club Hills, Illinois

Katie Amos, 70-years old, was mauled to death in her driveway by up to four dogs. Woman Killed by Dogs Country Club Hills, IL - A 70-year old woman was mauled to death by one or more dogs, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. Katie Amos was fatally attacked in the 3900 block of 167th Place at about 10:35 am on June 3. An autopsy determined that she died of her injuries. The manner of death was an accident. Country Club Hills police have not yet responded to a request f… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Found Mauled, Mutilated and Dead After Attack by Own Dogs in Lake County, Illinois

Lisa Urso, 52-years old, seen with her two Shorty bullies, Blue Bear (left) and Rocco. Canine Mauling Death UPDATE 05/12/20: The Lake County coroner confirmed Tuesday that a 52-year old woman "definitely died" due to injuries inflicted by one or more of her dogs. Lisa Urso was discovered mauled and mutilated outside her home in the 600 block of Knollwood Road. Dr. Howard Cooper, the Lake County Coroner, said it was difficult to determine which of her three dogs attacked her gi… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Attacks Four Family Members, Killing One, in 'Multi-Victim' Attack in Plainfield, Illinois

Devin White, 25, died after his pit bull attacked him and three others in Plainfield. Man Dies of Injuries Plainfield, IL - A 25-year old man has died after a male pit bull attacked four people on Saturday. The Cook County Medical Examiner identified the man as Devin White of Plainfield, a resident of the 2000 block of Mystic Drive. White was pronounced dead at 8:30 pm Monday at Loyola Hospital in Maywood. Three other victims of the attack, a 52-year-old woman, 25-year-old woman… [Read full blog post]

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]