Cities in Province of Quebec Move to Adopt Breed-Specific Bylaws After Pit Bull Horrifically Kills Woman

Quebec Provincial Officials Signal Similar Pursuit Medical responders on June 8 seen removing the body of Christiane Vadnais. Montreal Seeks Ban Montreal, CA - On June 8, Montreal city officials, media members and the public recoiled in horror after a 55-year old woman was savagely killed by a neighbor's pit bull while in her own backyard. The nightmarish unprovoked attack that left Christiane Vadnais dead and first responders shaken to their core, occurred in Pointe-au… [Read full blog post]

San Diego County Pit Bull Responsible for Death of 4-Year Old Tijuana Girl

Fourth Death by County Pit Bull in One Year Offending pit bull picked up a week earlier in Balboa Park in San Diego.1 U.S. Pit Bull Kills Tijuana - Last Thursday, a 4-year old Tijuana girl was mauled to death by her grandfather's new pit bull. Godofredo Cruz Martinez, 55-years old, said he found the dog in Balboa Park in San Diego a week earlier. He brought the dog home because it seemed "very playful." The pit bull was tied up in the family's yard when it attacked and killed América V… [Read full blog post]

Trinidad Proclaims Dangerous Dogs Act; Comes into Force August 1, 2012

Act Proclaimed Trinidad - It was announced this week by the government of Trinidad and Tobago that the Dangerous Dogs Act will be proclaimed on August 1, 2012. The Act originally passed in June 2000, but was never proclaimed.1 The Dangerous Dogs Act requires owners of dangerous dogs to be at least 18 years old, carry $250,000 of insurance, adhere to special containment requirements, sterilization and registration, and to apply for and obtain a $500 annual license per dog. "I… [Read full blog post]

Irish Radio Airs Documentary of Man Mauled to Death by Pit Bulls in Malaysia

Maurice Sullivan and Agnieszka Jablonska September 17, 2012 marks the one-year anniversary of RTE Radio 1 airing Maurice - A Final Journey by radio documentary maker Sarah Blake. To date, not a single U.S. journalist, or public TV or public radio producer has ever delved so deeply into the human victims' side of this story: The events leading up to a devastating fatal pit bull mauling and what happened to the victim's family members in the aftermath. In 2012, Maurice - A Final J… [Read full blog post]

Victoria Signals End to Unregistered Pit Bulls After Fatal Attack

30 Days Amnesty Melbourne, AU - In the wake of a little girl brutally killed by a pit bull-mix in a "home-invasion" attack, the Baillieu Government is rushing new laws through Parliament to arm council officers with the power to seize and destroy unregistered restricted dog breeds.1 Prior to this, crosses of restricted breeds could escape inclusion on the dangerous dogs register. Owners of pit bull crosses have one month to register their dogs or face the animal's seizure an… [Read full blog post]

Family of Mauling Death Victim Awaits Apology from Dogs' Owner

Denise's son shown hugging her casket during funeral services. Pit Bulls Seized Chaguanas, Trinidad - On Monday, 46-year old Denise Rackal was brutally mauled to death by a pack of pit bulls belonging to Chaguanas police officer Daryl La Pierre.1 Rackal, a security guard with Personal Safety and Security Training Company Limited, had been walking to work at the time of the incident. According to neighbors, the same dogs killed 15 dogs last year and attacked two people.2 Rac… [Read full blog post]

Malaysian City Bans Seven Dangerous Dog Breeds; Includes American Bulldog

Unmanageable Breeds Subang Jaya, MY - The City of Subang Jaya has banned seven dangerous dog breeds: American bulldog, American pit bull, Japanesa tosa, Neapolitan mastiff, akita, dogo argentino and fila brasileiro. The ban is in immediate effect and operations are underway to check residential areas for them. The ban stems from a directive by the Selangor Veterinary Department that classifies the dogs as "predisposed to aggressive or dangerous behavior."1 Subang Jay… [Read full blog post]

Elderly Russian Woman Dies After Both Hands Amputated in Pit Bull Attack

Victim Dies UPDATE 11/02/10: The 85-year old victim did not survive through the night. A Russian speaking friend told DogsBite.org that her name is Maria Sineva and that she was a WWII veteran. It is no surprise that Sineva succumbed to the injuries, which included the amputation of both hands and massive blood loss. Due to her death, authorities have launched a criminal investigation. If the owner of the pit bulls is found guilty, he faces up to three years in jail. 11/01/10: T… [Read full blog post]