2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Killed by Pack of Dogs on Tribal Land at Taos Pueble in New Mexico

Police believe Kay Torres died after being attacked by a pack of dogs at Taos Pueblo. Woman Killed by Dogs Taos Pueblo, NM - Law enforcement believe a woman was killed by a pack of dogs on tribal land in early January. Taos Pueblo Gov. Edwin Concha confirmed that the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator is looking into her death. The obituary for 52-year old Kay Torres states she passed away unexpectedly on January 8. Her sister, Sandra Bible, said Torres had worked for Ta… [Read full blog post]

2016 Dog Bite Fatality: Pack of Pit Bulls Kill Boy on Navajo Nation Reservation

On July 14, Kayden Begay, was killed by a pack of pit bulls in Seba Dalkai. Navajo Leaders Respond UPDATE 07/23/16: A week after 3-year old Kayden Begay was killed by a pack of dogs in Seba Dalkai, a report from the Navajo Nation Animal Control Program obtained by the Associated Press confirmed the boy was killed by dogs in the area. The report does not specify the breeds of dogs involved or whether the dogs had owners -- which is standard practice for fatal dog attacks that occur on r… [Read full blog post]

2015 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Killed by Dogs on Rosebud Indian Reservation

Community Grieves UPDATE 03/17/15: Just after dogs attacked and killed a mother of five, Rosebud Tribe officials rounded up a few dozen dogs in the area and put them down. Some of the dogs were strays, others were owned that had roamed and caused problems in the past. The effort targeted known problem dogs in the Lower Swift Bear and Horse Creek communities, where Julia Charging Whirlwind was mauled to death early Saturday morning, an event that even she had forecast. Clairmon… [Read full blog post]

2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Pack of Dogs Kills 8-Year Old Girl on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

Mother Pleads for Enforcement UPDATE 11/22/14: After the tragic mauling death of 8-year old Jayla Rodriguez, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation residents are reeling in grief. Jayla had been sledding near the Crazy Horse housing complex when she was attacked by the dogs. Law enforcement officials still have not located the attacking dogs and continue to investigate the circumstances around the girl's death. One mother, however, is calling on Oglala Sioux Tribe officials to… [Read full blog post]