In the 16-year period of 2005 through 2020, canines killed 568 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 67% (380) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
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Pit bull attack in Maine shows that "classic pit bull attack" traits never change.
Classic Pit Bull Attack
Lewiston, ME - On Thursday morning, a 71-year old woman was viciously attacked by a loose pit bull while she raked leaves in her own yard. The dog was still actively attacking the woman when police arrived. The first officer on scene said the woman was yelling, "He (the dog) is killing me." The officer Tas… [Read full blog post]
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, Maine
Hunter 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, Jason B… [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]