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]
Natylee Murphy seen eight months and 10 surgeries after the brutal pit bull attack.Natylee Murphy before the attack and a week after at Memorial Herman Hospital.06/10/14 Update:
Follow Natylee's recovery on her Team Naty Facebook Fan page!Victim Slowly Healing
Shepherd, TX - Last September, DogsBite.org reported on the horrific pit bull attack involving 3-year old Natylee Murphy. In that blog post, we also wrote about the history of the Texas State anti-BSL law (HB 2065… [Read full blog post]
From left: Natylee Murphy before the pit bull attack and after (click to enlarge).From left: Kortnie Murphy and the two pit bulls left at the backyard breeder's home.
Mother Shares Photos
UPDATE 09/17/09: The mother of the victim, Kortnie Murphy, has shared photos of her daughter with the media. Little Natylee has had five surgeries and more than a thousand stitches to repair severe tissue damage after a pit bull named "Tank" latched onto her face. Kortnie told reporters, "T… [Read full blog post]
Due to the multitude of problems Texas faces regarding pit bulls, specifically 1.) The number of children seriously injured and killed by them, 2.) The inability for Texas cities to enact pit bull laws due to the 1991 statewide anti-BSL measure and 3.) Dogfighting, we've placed a group of Texas stories into one blog post. We hope that by doing so, Texas readers can gain a better understanding of these problems, as well as the attempts being made to overcome them.
Dog Laws and Iss… [Read full blog post]