2014 Dog Bite Fatality: 77-Year Old Phoenix Woman Dies After Bitten by Family Pit Bull

The victim, Nancy Newberry of Phoenix, Arizona. History of Aggression Phoenix, AZ - A woman bled to death after being attacked by a family pit bull on Friday. Nancy Newberry, 77-years old, lived at a home with her husband and daughter and three family dogs. The attacking dog was a 4-year old male, neutered pit bull that belonged to her daughter. The dog reportedly had a "history of aggression and biting people," but had never attacked a person in the home before. Her husband, Dic… [Read full blog post]

2013 Dog Bite Fatality: Boy Killed by Pit Bull-Mixes at Babysitter's Home in Gilbert

One of the attacking pit bulls in quarantine; animal control seizing the dogs. Daniel Jackson Teubner UPDATE 09/24/15: On September 24, 2015, almost exactly two years after this little boy's death, his name was revealed as Daniel Jackson Teubner by Daxton's Friends for Canine Education and Awareness. Up until this point, the little boy had only been known as Daniel "Doe." Daniel Teubner was mauled to death by his babysitter's three pit bulls on September 22, 2013. Authorit… [Read full blog post]

2012 Dog Bite Fatality: Elderly Woman Dies After October Pit Bull Attack

Numerous Surgeries Surprise, AZ - An elderly woman badly mauled by two pit bulls last year has died. Maryann Hanula, then 72-years old, was in her front yard on October 10, when the attack occurred. The two pit bulls, a male and female, escaped a gated yard on the same street. When neighbors tried to rescue Maryann, the dogs turned on them. Another neighbor -- an off-duty Phoenix police officer -- shot and killed both dogs. Most of the woman's right foot was gone before medics arri… [Read full blog post]

2009 Dog Bite Fatality: Phoenix Woman Dies After Complications of Dog Bite

From left: Kathleen Doyle, Gerald Doyle, Mary Maloney and the two-time biter. Kathleen Doyle Phoenix, AZ - It was reported on Tuesday that 90-year old Kathleen Jeanette Doyle of Phoenix died July 26, 2009 due to complications suffered after a dog bite. On July 20, a loose American Bulldog1 bit her leg as she was walking home from her friend's house near 41st and Medlock drives. According to the dog's owners, it got out of their backyard because "windy weather" blew their fence d… [Read full blog post]

2009 Dog Bite Fatality: Police Officer Couple's Infant Killed by Family Dog

Chow Kills 2-Week Old Mesa, AZ - On Wednesday, the mother of a 2-week old baby girl -- who is a police officer with the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community -- stepped away from her baby momentarily to use the bathroom. She had left the baby in a low-lying bassinet or crib. When she returned, she discovered the family dog, a chow (or a chow-mix), had severely bitten the infant. By the time Mesa paramedics arrived the baby was unresponsive and pronounced dead on the scene. Detec… [Read full blog post]

2007 Dog Bite Fatality: Tori Whitehurst, Killed by an Adopted Out American Bulldog

Tori Whitehurst, 4-years old, died after a recently adopted out dog attacked her throat. Adopted Dog Kills Child archived Phoenix, AZ -A 4-year old died after being attacked by her family's American bulldog. Tori Whitehurst was airlifted to a hospital in Phoenix, but did not survive. The attack happened just before 4 pm at the family's home in the 500 block of Yearling Road. Tori and her sister had been playing in the backyard with four dogs. A live-in nanny was watching the gir… [Read full blog post]