Robert Stevens, 62, died after being attacked by a family dog in Castaic, California.
Breed Information Released
UPDATE 08/09/22: On Monday, officials with Los Angeles Animal Care and Control released the dog breed information after the fatal attack. Despite information from dispatch audio files stating the dog is a pit bull, Don Belton, a spokesperson for Animal Care and Control, said the dog is a "rottweiler mastiff." It is unclear who made the 911 call, but this was a fam… [Read full blog post]
Frederick Shew, 70-years old, was violently killed by his mastiff on April 11 in Portland.
Mastiff Kills Owner
Portland, OR - On June 15, it was reported for the first time that a 70-year old man was brutally killed by his mastiff in April. On the night of April 11, police were called to the Southeast Portland home of Frederick Shew, where he lived with two housemates. One of Shew's housemates, Kenneth Miller, told The Oregonian that after he went to bed, he heard a loud thump outsi… [Read full blog post]
Kristie Kelley, 44, is one of five women in 2018 whose husband arrived home to find his spouse severely injured or dead due to a vicious dog mauling. All five women, ages 28 to 64, died.
Kelley was killed by her husband's solid white mastiff, a Dogo argentino, not a "short haired white Fila Brazilia." Kelley is the second spouse in 2018 killed by her husband's breeding Dogo.
In 2018, 80% of dog bite fatality victims, ages 28 to 64, were female. This is a sharp rise from the 13-year ave… [Read full blog post]
The Animal Foundation "Vetted" and Adopted Out the Dog
Susan Sweeney, 58, was killed by a mastiff-mix she adopted three days earlier.
Shelter Dog Kills Adopter
UPDATE 10/09/18: On October 1, around 11:40 pm, a Las Vegas man came home from work and discovered his wife of 26 years dead, mauled to death by the family's recently adopted dog. Susan Sweeney, 58, was alone with the mastiff-mix at her home in the 5000 block of River Splash Avenue when the animal fatally attacked her. Swe… [Read full blog post]