Cyrus Talkington, 38-years old, died after multiple dog bites in south Wichita.
Man Dies After Dog Bites
Wichita, KS - Wichita Police are investigating after a man died after being bitten by a dog while visiting the owner's home in south Wichita. Police identified the victim as 38-year old Cyrus Talkington of Matfield Green, Kansas. The biting incident occurred on April 20 just after 8:00 pm in the 400 block of East 37th Street South. Talkington was bitten by the dog, a canine t… [Read full blog post]
Estate, Mother Sue Child Protection and Foster Care Agencies
Relatives identified the 2-year old Topeka girl killed by pit bulls as Piper Dunbar.
Mother Sues State | Lawsuit Filing
UPDATE 10/07/18: The mother of Piper Dunbar, who was mauled to death by two pit bulls on September 24, 2016, filed a federal lawsuit against the Kansas child protection agency and one of its foster care contractors. The complaint states both were negligent in reintegrating Piper back into the hom… [Read full blog post]
Savannah Edwards, 2-years old, was killed by a rescue pit bull near Topeka.
Past Law Clarification
UPDATE 12/16/12: A Sunday article by the Topeka Capital-Journal clarifies the history of Shawnee County. The county has never had a breed-specific ordinance, though the City of Topeka, which is the county seat of Shawnee County, once did. Topeka repealed the ordinance in 2010 and now boasts a "behavior-based" ordinance rather than a "breed-based" one. Savannah Edwards was… [Read full blog post]
Breeders Also Targeted
Wichita, KA - It was announced today that Wichita City Council approved changes to its animal ordinance. The changes are set to go into effect July 1st. The updated ordinance targets pit bull owners, but all Wichita dog and cat owners will be affected. New requirements for pit bull owners and breeders include (view new ordinance):
Mandatory microchipping of pit bulls
Mandatory sterilization of pit bulls (unless owner obtains breeder’s license)
Hou… [Read full blog post]