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 »
Maurice Brown, 60-years old, was mauled to death by a pit bull in Dayton, Ohio.
No Progress on Investigation
UPDATE 04/26/17: Dayton police continue to investigate who owned or cared for the pit bull that fatally attacked a 60-year old man Tuesday morning, along with three other pit bulls seized from the home at 345 Middle Street. During a press conference yesterday, Lt. Andrew Booher indicated that police were seeking out tenants of the home to interview. It remains unknown… [Read full blog post]
Convicted Two Years After Baby's Dog Mauling Death
Johnathan Quarles Jr. was killed by his step-grandmother's pit bull in Dayton, Ohio.
Sentenced to 3 Years archived
UPDATE 06/09/16: Today in a Montgomery County court, a judge sentenced Kimiko Hardy to three years in jail in connection to the mauling death of a baby who was under her care on July 20, 2014. In May, a jury found Hardy guilty on six felony counts after her pit bull killed her 7-month old step-grandson, Johnathan Qu… [Read full blog post]
Klonda Richey of Dayton, Ohio at different times before her death. View more photos »
09/11/14: A Montgomery County grand jury did not return any indictments for Andrew Nason and Julie Custer, whose two dogs horrifically killed Klonda Richey on February 7. Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. held a press conference today, of which we only saw the last part. Heck essentially stated that because there were no witnesses, there are no criminal charges.… [Read full blog post]
Couple Warns of Hidden Dangers and Unknown Information
Lorrie George was mauled by a pit bull at an East Texas RV park on November 12th, 2012.
Willis, TX - Last November, Lorrie George, 59-years old, was viciously attacked by a tethered pit bull while visiting a friend at a private RV park in Willis, Texas. The injury nearly cost Lorrie her left leg. What follows in this post, told through the eyes of Lorrie and her partner Thomas, is what led up to the mauling and what unfolded in it… [Read full blog post]
The report shows that 34 Texas dog bite fatalities were recorded during this period, more dog bite-related deaths than any other state. Impediments to reduce these deaths include the One Bite rule and the 1991 statewide measure that prohibits breed-specific laws.
Austin, TX - In just over the last 8-years, 34 Texans were killed by dogs. Pit bulls were responsible for 76% of the total recorded deaths. The second most lethal dog breed, rottweilers, accounted for 15%. Pit bull… [Read full blog post]
Christian Gormanous, 4-years old, was killed by his neighbor's chained pit bull.
Sister Helped Boy
UPDATE 01/20/13: More information has been released about the 4-year old boy killed by a chained pit bull. Christian Gormanous was playing with his 9-year old sister, Trinity, in their backyard when he climbed over a chain link fence into his neighbor's yard. Though the dog was chained, it was still within reach of the boy. The animal attacked the boy. Trinity was able to get her… [Read full blog post]
Son Speaks Out
UPDATE 09/05/12: In a new troubling update, the victim's son, Joe Jurgens, said he does not believe the coroner who determined the cause of death was multiple puncture wounds to the head and neck due to dog bites. "I don't believe that's what happened," Jurgens said. "I don't know what happened ... I'd feel a little better if I really knew, but I do not believe those dogs attacked her out of aggression ... I can't imagine, even fathom, that [these dogs] would attack a… [Read full blog post]
Father Issues Statement
UPDATE 01/19/12: The father of little boy killed by a pit bull last weekend, Jeremy Valdez, has issued a statement about his son's death. The child had been in his sole care and custody for over the past year. Baby Jace, however, had been visiting his mother for the week where she lives with her parents in Montgomery County. The child's grandmother, who was hospitalized for shock after the attack, is the owner of the pit bull and was the only adult present d… [Read full blog post]