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 »
The 911 call portrays a life-threatening attack upon a young boy by a neighbor's pit bull.Towson, MD December 17, 2012 -- Anthony and Irene Solesky, the parents of a young pit bull mauling victim at the center of Tracey v. Solesky, an appellate court decision that declared pit bulls "inherently dangerous," release the 911 call of the attack upon their son. The life-threatening attack inflicted by a neighbor's pit bull occurred in a residential alley on April 28, 2007 at appro… [Read full blog post]
On April 8, 2014 the governor signed a bill abrogating this Court of Appeals decision.Motion for Reconsideration
Annapolis, MD - In a rare decision by the high court to grant a motion for reconsideration, the Maryland Court of Appeals narrowed its April, 26 2012 ruling in Tracey v. Solesky by limiting its ruling only to pit bulls and removing the terms: cross-breds, pit bull mix, or cross-bred pit bull mix. The Court narrowed its original Opinion because the case before them,… [Read full blog post]
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04/30/12: Maryland Court of Appeals Holds Pit Bull Owners and Landlords Accountable
06/20/11: Founder Colleen Lynn Reflects Upon Four Year Anniversary of Her Attack… [Read full blog post]
DogsBite.org is a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks. Our website, DogsBite.org, is a public education website about dangerous dogs -- primarily pit bull type dogs. We are the only website in the United States dedicated to putting the safety of humans before dogs, as we are the only source of information on this topic that is not owned, controlled, or funded by pit bull breeders, owners or local or national veterinarian or animal welfa… [Read full blog post]
On April 8, 2014 the governor signed a bill abrogating this Court of Appeals decision.
On August 21, 2012 the high court narrowed this decision by excluding cross-bred pit bulls.
Tracey v. Solesky
Baltimore, MD - In January, DogsBite.org announced our filing of an amicus brief in a landmark Maryland appeals case, Tracey v. Solesky, in hopes of expanding more liability out to landlords when a tenant's pit bull attacks. The case involves the parents of a young boy seeking damag… [Read full blog post]