Settlement Reached in Dog Mauling Death; Lawsuit Against Former Dog Warden and Montgomery County to Close

$3.5 Million Settlement Expected to be Approved On February 7, 2014 Klonda Richey was killed by her neighbor's two dogs in Dayton. Settlement Reached Dayton, OH - Six years after 57-year old Klonda Richey was mauled to death by her neighbor's two mastiff-mixes, and five years after her estate sued Montgomery County and Mark Kumpf, the former Dog Warden, a $3.5 million settlement is expected to be approved by the county. A commission vote Tuesday will avoid a jury trial. We wer… [Read full blog post]

2017 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Breaks Chain, Attacks and Kills Man in Dayton, Ohio

Misdemeanor Charge Filed Against Owner of Pit Bull Maurice Brown, 60-years old, was mauled to death by a pit bull in Dayton, Ohio. Low-Level Charge UPDATE 08/31/18: Over 16-months after a man was mauled to death by a pit bull, authorities have charged a 28-year old man with a misdemeanor. This week, the Dayton prosecutor’s office filed a first-degree misdemeanor charge against Anthony Austin, whose address in court records is 345 Middle Street. On April 25, 2017, Maurice Br… [Read full blog post]

2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Ohio Woman, 59, Attacked and Killed by Her Daughter's Pit Bull

Pit Bull Euthanized UPDATE 08/07/14: The pit bull that killed 59-year old Cindy Whisman was euthanized Thursday, according to Sgt. Melissa Gerhardt of the Butler County Sheriff’s Office. The victim's daughter and owner of the dog, Julie Whisman, surrendered her male pit bull to the county Wednesday after the completion of the investigation by county sheriff's deputies. No charges will be filed at this time. Lt. Mike Craft said, "Detectives found no evidence that this dog… [Read full blog post]

2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Type Dogs Attack, Strip Naked and Kill Dayton Woman

Klonda Richey of Dayton, Ohio at different times before her death. View more photos » In March of 2020, it was announced that a $3.5 million dollar settlement had been reached in the lawsuit filed by Klonda's estate against former Dog Warden, Mark Kumpf, and the Board of County Commissioners of Montgomery County. The lawsuit was filed in 2015. The subsequent years of litigation and final settlement brings some closure to Klonda's survivors, her sister and brother. 09/11/14… [Read full blog post]