Lola Endres, an animal rescue advocate, discovered dead with dog bite injuries.
Bitten After Death
UPDATE 05/10/16: The Hendricks County Coroner said an autopsy showed that Lola Endres' heart stopped about 7 pm Sunday night. The coroner's report states that all of the dog bites were inflicted after her death. Thus, the bites did not contribute to her death. Each year in the U.S., via collecting media reports, we see a handful of people who suffer a fatal heart attack while try… [Read full blog post]
Fatally attacking pet pit bull, FatBoi, as seen as the victim's Facebook Cover image.
Coroner: "So Obvious"
UPDATE 12/30/14: As noted earlier in footnotes, it is unusual for a coroner to forego an autopsy after a fatal dog attack. Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris listed the cause of death as exsanguination, massive blood loss. "This is so clear cut," Harris explained. "There’s no reason for me to spend $2,500 of the taxpayers’ money on something so obvious." Edward Ca… [Read full blog post]
Extremely DangerousFort Wayne, IN - Earlier today, The News-Sentinel published an article in the community section by resident Bob Rinearson (Once again, pit bulls are to blame for extreme violence against people). Rinearson describes in vivid detail arriving on scene where an 11-year old boy and a man had just been brutalized by two pit bulls. It is a powerful piece that captures the extreme violence of a pit bull attack. Prior to this incident, the same dogs had mauled an el… [Read full blog post]
Joseph Hines, 58-years old of Burnettsville, was killed by his pet pit bull.
UPDATE 12/08/11: New details have been released in the fatal dog mauling of Joseph Hines. The coroner said the man died when his pit bull bit into his jugular vein. He had defensive bite wounds on his forearms too, showing that he had tried to fend off the animal. Neighbor Brad Holcomb said the victim was always friendly and that his dog was as well. Authorities have no idea why the "hea… [Read full blog post]
Permanent disfiguring pit bull injury suffered by Sarah Baily.
Ear Attachment Fails
UPDATE 04/13/11: WSBT reported yesterday that Sarah Bailey has permanently lost the ear that was bitten off by her grandfather's pit bull last month. "Doctors reattached the ear while giving Sarah blood thinners to keep it alive," explains the WSBT reporter. "But her ear recently died. The doctors were forced to remove it." The news group also reports that Sarah's mother is now facing evic… [Read full blog post]
Savannah Gragg, 9-years old, was killed by her family pit bull in Kokomo.
Girl Dies of Severe Injuries
UPDATE 06/03/10: It was reported today that Savannah Gragg died this afternoon due to the severe injuries inflicted by the family pit bull last Saturday. Marion County Deputy Coroner Carrie England ruled her death was caused by lacerations to the trachea that created a lack of oxygen to the brain.1 Savannah had been opening the door to let the pit bull outside when the dog sudd… [Read full blog post]
Listen to Interview
Indianapolis, IN - On March 5, radio talk show host Greg Browning interviewed Assistant City Attorney Don Bauermeister about the Council Bluffs, Iowa pit bull ban. The interview followed two pit bull attacks that occurred on March 4 in Indianapolis. One of the incidents involved victim James Bates, who was attacked by a pit bull that had been recently adopted from the Human Society of Indianapolis. The other incident involved police officer Jeffrey Vie… [Read full blog post]
From left: James Bates and humane society Director John Aleshire on the defense.
UPDATE 06/10/10: On June 4, James Bates, his mother Queen Bates and Queen's niece Jada Carson filed a Complaint in the Marion County Superior Court against Shawn Middleton and the Humane Society of Indianapolis. On March 4, James Bates was seriously injured by Middleton's two aggressive pit bulls. The pit bull that led the attack had been adopted out to Middleton by the humane so… [Read full blog post]