Melitta Hain, 84, died eight days after being mauled by dogs in Billings Heights.
Mauling Victim Identified
Billings, MT - On April 18, news reports emerged about a fatal dog mauling in Billings Heights, a suburban neighborhood in northeast Billings. The attack occurred on April 8 in the 1100 block of Sandstone Trial at about 6:30 pm. Police were initially dispatched to the area on a report of a disturbance. While en route, police learned the disturbance was a dog attack. When… [Read full blog post]
Duke Little Whirlwind, 58-years old, was killed by a pack of dogs in Lame Deer.
Death by Dogs Confirmed
UPDATE 12/16/21: On Tuesday, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) confirmed that a 58-year old Lame Deer man was killed by a pack of dogs on Tribal land. "BIA officers responded to a call about a man being attacked by dogs, but when they arrived there were no dogs present," the BIA said in a press release. Duke Little Whirlwind, 58, was found dead on a dirt road Sunday. The Rosebud Cou… [Read full blog post]
Elliot Sherman, 4-years old, was killed by his grandparent's two rottweilers on May 9.
Cause of Death
UPDATE 05/28/21: More information has been released about a 4-year old boy that was killed by his grandparents' two rottweilers on May 9 near Whitehall. The boy left his grandparents, who were outside the home, to go inside the home, reports KRTV. After 45 minutes, his grandparents went to check on him and found him badly injured by the dogs. The grandparents started CPR on the… [Read full blog post]
Judge Orders Pit Bull Owner to Pay Restitution
Melissa Barnes, 65-years old, died after being attacked by two pit bulls in Bozeman.
Restitution Ordered by Court
UPDATE 09/13/17: A judge ordered a man to pay $15,500 in restitution to a victim's family after his pit bulls fatally mauled his landlord this summer. On June 24, 65-year old Melissa Barnes was attacked by two pit bulls belonging to tenant Wayne Bartlett. She was airlifted to a trauma hospital in Billings and pronounc… [Read full blog post]