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 »
Georgia Ruth Morgan, 75, died after being attacked by two pit bulls in Gulfport.
UPDATE 05/17/18: Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove has identified the victim as 75-year old Georgia Morgan. Hargrove said she died of her injuries after being attacked by two dogs Wednesday morning on Deidra Court. Gulfport deputy police chief Chris Lopposer told WLOX: "Through an investigation, we determined that a woman entered a closed property through a gate, shut… [Read full blog post]
Connie Holley Storey seen next to tee-shirt fundraiser, "Connie Strong."
The Victim's Brother
UPDATE 09/21/17: On September 8, Connie Storey, 62-years old, was savagely attacked by her son's pit bull after she went outside to feed it. According to the dog's owner, Josh Storey, the animal had also attacked him previously. Connie suffered life-threatening injuries that led to the amputation of both of her legs. But Connie was a fighter; she amazingly survived another 12 da… [Read full blog post]
Pit Bull Owner Convicted in Mauling Deaths of Two Men
One victim, David Glass Sr., standing with his daughter Marietta Glass.
15 Years in Jail
UPDATE 03/08/18: A man will spend 15 years in prison after this pack of pit bulls killed two grown men in 2014. Eric Hodges, 35 of Lamar, was found guilty on two counts of manslaughter in February for the deaths of Derrick Sanders, 45, and David Glass Sr., 50. Sanders was found dead in a ditch off Highway 7 with grisly injuries on July 4. Glass w… [Read full blog post]
One of the two young pit bulls that killed 3-year old Christopher Malone.
Ban Debate Erupts
UPDATE 04/10/14: Shortly after Christopher's death, Holmes County Sheriff Willie March said that there is a pit bull ban in the nearby town of Lexington and that he would address county officials about adopting a countywide ban. The debate about pit bulls in Mississippi increased after 4-year old Victoria Mullins was brutally attacked by three of her grandfather's 10 pit bulls in Sim… [Read full blog post]
UPDATE 07/31/12: A young child nearly killed in by pit bull last week was taken off life support Sunday. Jasper County Investigator Thad Windham said the child is undergoing treatment at Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson. A social worker said the child's recovery would take a long time. If a veterinarian finds the dog rabies free or there is "not something wrong with it," the attacking pit bull will be returned home. No charges against the dog's owner are e… [Read full blog post]
Anastasia Bingham, 5-years old, was killed by a pit bull while playing in the snow.
No Grand Jury Indictment
06/26/10 UPDATE: Officials report that a Hinds County Grand Jury reached no conclusion on assigning guilt in the February mauling death of Anastasia Bingham. DNA testing on a pit bull discovered at the scene showed that the dog did not attack the girl. DNA taken of a dead pit bull found near the scene proved inconclusive. Authorities say that the little girl's family is b… [Read full blog post]
Ban Passes 6-0Ridgeland, MS - In a 6-0 vote, the City of Ridgeland, Mississippi (population 21,000) passed an ordinance this week that deems pit bulls and wolf-hybrids "vicious." The new law also limits these dogs (and all dogs deemed "vicious") to one per household. Owners of these dogs must microchip their animal, pay a $100 registration fee, meet other national registration, training and enclosure requirements and consent to unannounced inspections as well.
Under th… [Read full blog post]
Tony Evans Jr., 3-years old, was killed by his neighbor's chained pit bull.
Pit Bull Owner Blames Dog
Jackson, MS - It took officials one month to euthanize Blue Eyes. On July 22nd, Tony Evans Jr. was killed by the dog after he wandered into the dog's area. The chained pit bull clamped down on his neck, drug him into his dog house and killed him. The owner of the dog, Shannon Reason, recently said he only wishes the dog could have been killed sooner. "All I've been saying is kill that do… [Read full blog post]