In the 15-year period of 2005 through 2019, canines killed 521 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (346) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
James McCool died after being attacked by a dog pack at Copperhead Road Kennels.
Dog Owner Arrested
Lincoln County, AR - On January 18, a kennel owner in Star City, Arkansas was arrested after authorities said his YouTube channel shows canines he trained to "attack in a pack like manner and have a prey drive at a young age" killed his cousin last year. Scott Alan McCool, 48, was booked into the Lincoln County Detention Center on a manslaughter charge in connection to the October 2… [Read full blog post]
Loyalty Scott, 6, was killed by a pair of mastiff-type dogs in northeast Portland.
UPDATE 12/08/23: The 6-year old child killed by two mastiff-mixes on December 5 has been identified as Loyalty Charles Scott. The boy was in the first grade. Officials say that Scott was often taken to family friend's home on 112th Avenue on his way to school. But on that morning, when the woman entered her garage to tend to the dogs, Scott opened the door behind her and the dogs att… [Read full blog post]
A 68-year old man was found dead after being attacked by his own dog in Tyrone Township.
Dog Kills Owner
Tyrone Township, MI - The body of a 68-year old man was discovered dead behind a residence on Wednesday. Police suspected he was the victim of a fatal animal attack. On August 2, at approximately 11:40 am, Livingston County Animal Control deputies were conducting a follow-up visit at a home in the 8000 block of Faussett Road in Tyrone Township regarding a dangerous dog report.… [Read full blog post]
Blake Bettis was killed by a relative's dog while visiting a Frederick County, Maryland home.
Child Killed by Dog
Brunswick, MD - A young boy is dead after being attacked by a relative's dog. Brunswick police and Frederick County responders were dispatched to a home in the 400 block of West B Street at about 5:13 pm Tuesday for a dog attack. Upon arrival, they found a 2-year old boy suffering life-threatening injuries sustained from a dog bite. While treating his injuries, the b… [Read full blog post]