Family Dog Characterized as 'Docile' Kills Newborn Twins in Brazil; The Baby Girls Were 26 Days Old

Newborn twins, just 26-days old, were killed by a family dog in the city of Piripá. Throughout this post we are linking into Portuguese news articles. If you are using Google's Chrome browser, it will automatically translate for you. In any browser, you can paste the URL into this left box. Then in the right box hit the open icon (a small box with an arrow pointing upward). Family Dog Kills Twins Salvador, BR - The Civil Police of Bahia are investigating the circumstances of the de… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Infant Dies After Being Bitten by Family Dog in Hartford, South Dakota

A 6-week old baby boy died after being bitten by a family dog in Hartford, South Dakota. Infant Dies After Dog Bite Hartford, SD - An infant died Thursday after being bitten by a family dog, according to the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were dispatched to a home in the 900 block of Trojan Avenue in Hartford about 5:40 pm. Fire and Rescue arrived first and found a 6-week old boy with "several bite wounds" from a dog. Audio dispatch files from Minnehaha County Fire Dis… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Family Pit Bull-Mix Kills Infant in Lafayette, Indiana

The Baby's Mother was Charged with Three Counts of Neglect Julian Connell, 26 days old, was killed by a family pit bull-mix in Lafayette, Indiana. Mother Charged UPDATE 07/01/20: On June 30, 2020, prosecutors charged the mother of an infant who was killed by a family dog on January 25. Jennifer Nicole Connell was arrested and charged with three counts of neglect of a dependent in connection to her infant's dog mauling death. Connell told police she was trying to rehome the pit b… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Family Pit Bull Kills 4-Month Old Baby Girl in Dayton, Ohio

A 4-month old infant was killed by a family pit bull in Dayton, Ohio on January 9. Mother Asleep on Couch UPDATE 01/15/20: The Dayton Daily News obtained the search warrant. On January 9, just before midnight, the baby's father arrived home and found his baby, 4-month old McKenzie Terwell, dead on the floor. The infant had been mauled by a family pit bull. The mother of the child, Mary Shoup, was sleeping on a couch, possibly after taking prescription medication. Terwell died fr… [Read full blog post]