2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Elderly Woman Killed by Two Pit Bulls in Gulfport, Mississippi

Georgia Ruth Morgan, 75, died after being attacked by two pit bulls in Gulfport. Victim Identified 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]

2017 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Dies of Injuries After Pit Bull Mauling in Mississippi

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]

2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Mississippi Man Attacked by Pack of Pit Bulls Dies; Second Human Fatality Inflicted by Same Pit Bulls

Pit Bull Owner Convicted in Mauling Deaths of Two MenOne 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]

2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bulls Owned by Family Members Kill 3-Year Old Mississippi Boy

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]

Jasper County Boy, 4, on Life Support After Pit Bull Attack

Child Improving 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]

2010 Dog Bite Fatality: Terry Child, 5-years old, Killed by Neighbor's Pit Bull

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]