2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Newborn Baby Killed by Family Pit Bull-Mix in Norwich; Arson in New London May be Connected

Infant Carter Settles was fatally attacked by a family pit bull in Norwich, Connecticut. Infant Identified UPDATE 05/11/21: Police have identified an infant killed by a family dog on Monday as Carter Settles. The baby was being held by a family member when "the dog jumped up on the adult family member and began biting Carter," Norwich police Lt. John Perry said. Hours after the baby's death, police said the boy's father, Timothy Settles, was the last person seen before a fire d… [Read full blog post]

2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Newborn Baby Girl Killed by Family Dog in Kearney, Nebraska

A family dog killed a newborn baby in the middle of the night in Kearney, Nebraska. Dog Kills Newborn Kearney, NE - On Friday afternoon, it was reported that a 1-month old baby girl died as a result of blunt force and cranial trauma inflicted by a family dog. The attack occurred about 3:00 am Wednesday, according to Kearney Police. A Good Samaritan ambulance was dispatched to a home in the 500 block of West 14th Street for an infant not breathing. KPD was first to arrive on scene and d… [Read full blog post]

Baby Dies New Years Eve After Man Reports Finding Dog on Top of Her in Dayton, Ohio

Raelynn Larrison, 4-months old, died after a family dog was found lying on top of her. The Baby's Parents UPDATE 01/03/21: The baby's parents have been located on Facebook. Both are commiserating the loss of Raelynn in a recent post. Both also own American bullies, "developed as a natural extension of the American pit bull terrier." The father breeds them too under "Nut House Bullies." It is unknown how many dogs were in the home at the time of the baby's death. Four? Twelve?… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Sleeping Newborn Killed by 'Vicious Canine' Inside Family Home in Hampton, Virginia

A sign outside the home where a sleeping infant was killed by a "vicious canine" in Hampton. GoFundMe Tall Tale UPDATE 10/29/20: A GoFundMe identifies the infant as Michelle Ocean Rae Carr. We must point out two parts of the family's statement. One, "Lane" the family German shepherd was not Michelle's "brother." Nor did this canine love or watch over "her with love." This is the very type of anthropomorphizing that can and does lead to fatal dog maulings of infants each year. No… [Read full blog post]