Teenager Killed in Suspected 'Canine Attack' in Knott County, Kentucky

Corey Godsey, 13, was found dead after a suspected animal attack in Knott County. Minor Found Dead Knott County, KY - Kentucky State Police confirm a juvenile died in a suspected animal attack in Knott County, an area in Eastern Kentucky. State troopers were called to the scene on KY-1102, also known as Montgomery Creek Road about 6:30 pm Tuesday. The minor was discovered dead in a wooded area several hundred feet up a hillside near a home in the Emmalena community, according to… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Charged with Murder After Violent Pit Bull Attack in Rockcastle County, Kentucky

Donald Abner, 55, died after being mauled by a pit bull in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Probable Cause Hearing UPDATE 01/22/20: Testimony from the probable cause hearing revealed details about the cause of death, but parts are still pending. Melissa Wolke is charged with murder in connection to the death of Donald Abner, 55, in an attack that also involved Wolke's pit bull. Officers shot and killed the dog at the scene. The initial cause of death is asphyxiation. The coroner… [Read full blog post]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: 3-Year Old Boy Killed by Two Family Rottweilers in Louisville, Kentucky

Steven Thornton III, 3, was killed by two family rottweilers in Louisville, Kentucky. Clarifications & Questions UPDATE 10/03/19: On Tuesday, a 3-year old boy was declared dead after being mauled by two family rottweilers. The coroner later identified the child as Steven Thornton III. On Wednesday, Lt. Emily McKinley, of the LMPD Homicide Unit, said the investigation showed the boy had gotten out of the house through an open bedroom window sometime during the overni… [Read full blog post]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Killed by Dogs in Western Kentucky, Three Pit Bulls Suspected

Brian Butler, 46-years old, was killed in a dog attack; police suspect three pit bulls. Owner Arrested UPDATE 07/03/19: On Wednesday, police arrested Daniel Kai Alexander, 29-years old, of Gilbertsville, KY on a felony arrest warrant in connection to dog mauling death of Brian Butler. Alexander is one of the owners of the three pit bulls in custody that were seized after his death. Evidence shows that Alexander "tampered with physical evidence at the scene" on June 29, 2019… [Read full blog post]