Ridgeland, Mississippi Passes Pit Bull and Wolf-Hybrid Ban

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]

Blue Eyes Euthanized, Constroversy Still Swells In Mississippi

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]

Mississippi Boy's Mother Discusses Fatal Dog Attack

Tony Evans Jr., 3-years old, was killed by his neighbor's chained pit bull. Child Killed by Pit Bull Jackson, MS - On July 22nd, Chassidy Vardaman went to her front porch and called the children home. But when they came, one was missing. The family quickly began searching the neighborhood. Tony was last seen playing with some children across the street at the home of Shannon Reason. They knocked on his door to ask if he'd seen the toddler. He hadn't, but a while later Reason walked… [Read full blog post]

2008 Dog Bite Fatality: Mississippi 3-Year Old Boy Killed by Neighbor's Chained Pit Bull

Tony Evans Jr., 3-years old, was killed by his neighbor's chained pit bull. Pit Bull Kills Child Jackson, MS - A 3-year-old boy was killed Tuesday night in south Jackson after he was grabbed and mauled by a neighbor's chained pit bull. Tony Evans Jr was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. No one else was injured in the attack. Police spokesman Sgt. Jeffery Scott said police had to shoot the animal in self-defense. The pit bu… [Read full blog post]