2024 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Killed by Canines in Letcher County, Eastern Kentucky

A woman was found dead after being attacked by dogs in Letcher County, Kentucky. Woman Found Dead Letcher County, KY - A woman is dead after being attacked by canines -- dogs presumably, not the rare "death by coyote" possibility. Trina Sandlin, 57, left her home on the evening of June 9 and never returned. "Family members located Sandlin near her home over an embankment and had suffered injuries consistent with an animal attack," states a release by the Kentucky State Police (… [Read full blog post]

A Review of Louisville Metro Animal Services Open Data Set: Dog Bite Investigations by Breed, Dog Licenses and Other Activities

A review of Louisville Metro dog bite investigations and dog licensing data. View All Statistics Louisville, KY - We examined 1317 dog bite investigations by Louisville Metro Animal Services (LMAS), which required 3258 responses by animal control over a 4-year period from January 1, 2020 to January 13, 2024 to determine the top-biting breeds, sex and reproductive status. On average, each bite investigation required 2.5 responses from animal control officers. Pit bull… [Read full blog post]

2023 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman, 61, Killed by Pack of Neighborhood Dogs in Rural McCreary County, Kentucky

Wilma Ridner, 61-years old, was killed by a pack of neighborhood dogs in McCreary County. Woman Killed by Dog Pack McCreary County, KY - A 61-year old woman is dead after being mauled by up to six loose dogs. Yesterday, the McCreary County Sheriff's Office issued a public safety alert notice stating that two of the dogs were still at large. A report from WKYT states the attack occurred early Wednesday morning on Slab Vanover Road, which is a rural area off Highway 90 west of Cumber… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Cause of Death Determined - Teenager Killed by Dogs in Knott County, Eastern Kentucky

Corey Godsey, 13, was found dead after being attacked by dogs in Knott County. Boy Killed by Dogs UPDATE 08/13/20: After six months of investigating, Kentucky State Police (KSP) have determined the cause of death of 13-year old Corey Godsey. The teenager was found dead on February 18 in a suspected animal attack. His body was located 1,500 feet up a hillside behind a residence. With the assistance of Fish and Wildlife officers, KSP detectives utilized wildlife cameras to loc… [Read full blog post]