In the 16-year period of 2005 through 2020, canines killed 568 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 67% (380) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
Two pit bulls killed Lorraine Saylor and injured her husband on Christmas Eve.
Owner Pleads Guilty
UPDATE 01/03/18: The owner two pit bulls that killed a woman and injured a man on Christmas Eve has pleaded guilty to harboring a vicious animal. Lorraine Saylor, 66, was pronounced dead at the scene. Bell County Coroner Jay Steele said she suffered massive injuries on her neck, face and shoulder. Her husband, Johnny Saylor, suffered multiple serious bite injuries. On Wednesd… [Read full blog post]
Two of the attacking dogs seen barking behind the dog owner's front window.
Dogs Put Down
UPDATE 03/25/16: We received confirmation this week from Kiro 7 News that all four dogs were put down after the 10-day quarantine. We received this same confirmation from Thurston County officials on Thursday. Also, after reviewing more online information about the incarcerated dog owner, we believe the person is the granddaughter of the name listed on the property records, but only h… [Read full blog post]
From left: Widow Bessie Parker and the victim's daughter Gardenia Parker.
From left: Gardenia, the Tree of Hope memorial and the victim William Parker.
Lawsuit Victory for Family
UPDATE 11/21/18: Eight years after the brutal pit bull mauling death of 71-year William Parker, his family finally has some justice. On Thanksgiving Eve 2018, we learned that a court ruled on October 31 that Gardenia Parker's family was awarded $2.5 million dollars. The Parkers sued the apartmen… [Read full blog post]
Blanche Brodeur, 76-years old, was killed by her son-in-law's male pit bull.
Pit Bull Kills Caretaker
Mountain City, GA - Blanche Brodeur, 76-years old, was found face down with severe head and neck injuries on December 17. She was brutally attacked by her son-in-law's pit bull while trying to feed the animal. Brodeur had agreed to take care of five pit bulls belonging to her daughter Joan and husband Thomas Robinson while they were in jail. Both were arrested and jailed 5 days… [Read full blog post]