In the 13-year period of 2005 through 2017, canines killed 433 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (284) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
A Bangor infant was pronounced dead after being injured by a dog eight days ago.
UPDATE 08/07/17: No charges will be filed after a family dog fatally attacked a newborn. The attack occurred on July 29. The baby died eight days later. The dog will be euthanized, Bangor police said. "It was a tragic accident," Detective Sgt. Brent Beaulieu said Monday. The 21-day old baby boy was sleeping in a bassinet in the same room with his parents and their family dog. The c… [Read full blog post]
Fatal Pit Bull Attack in Penobscot County, MaineHunter Bragg, 7, was killed by a pit bull while visiting the dog owner's home in Corinna.
Medical Examiner's Report
UPDATE 08/25/16: Local newspapers obtained a copy of the state medical examiner’s report for 7-year old Hunter Bragg. On June 4, Hunter was fatally attacked in the throat and face by a male pit bull while visiting his father at the home of Gary Merchant Jr. at 207 Moody’s Mill Road in Corinna. Hunter’s father,… [Read full blog post]
Katrina Mitchell was charged with endangerment after her rottweiler killed her baby.
Under the Influence
UPDATE 07/16/11: New details emerged in the criminal case against Katrina Mitchell. A police affidavit filed in court Friday stated that Mitchell began drinking beer about 3 pm that afternoon. Tests done later that night showed her blood alcohol level to be about .30, over three times the legal driving limit in Maine. Mitchell also tested positive for THC (marijuana)… [Read full blog post]
Ban Passes 6-0Ridgeland, MS - In a 6-0 vote, the City of Ridgeland, Mississippi (population 21,000) passed an ordinance this week that deems pit bulls and wolf-hybrids "vicious." The new law also limits these dogs (and all dogs deemed "vicious") to one per household. Owners of these dogs must microchip their animal, pay a $100 registration fee, meet other national registration, training and enclosure requirements and consent to unannounced inspections as well.
Under th… [Read full blog post]