In the 15-year period of 2005 through 2019, canines killed 521 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (346) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
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Death by Dogs Confirmed
UPDATE 07/22/22: In mid-July, the Fremont County Coroner’s office released the cause of death of Shawna Jo Bell, a Northern Arapaho tribal member. Bell was found dead on April 10. The County Coroner’s Office had responded to an "animal bites" call that same night. Bell's cause of death was not made public originally. The offi… [Read full blog post]
Lyssa Upshaw, 13-years old, was found dead near a pack of vicious dogs in Fort Defiance.
05/30/22: On April 24, the 24th Navajo Nation Council passed legislation amending Title 17, specifying a criminal nuisance offense and establishing penalties for owners of vicious dogs and other dangerous animals running at large that cause injury or death. The Navajo Nation Council passed legislation No. 0002-22, sponsored by Honorable Eugene Tso, with 23 in fav… [Read full blog post]
On July 14, Kayden Begay, was killed by a pack of pit bulls in Seba Dalkai.
Navajo Leaders Respond
UPDATE 07/23/16: A week after 3-year old Kayden Begay was killed by a pack of dogs in Seba Dalkai, a report from the Navajo Nation Animal Control Program obtained by the Associated Press confirmed the boy was killed by dogs in the area. The report does not specify the breeds of dogs involved or whether the dogs had owners -- which is standard practice for fatal dog attacks that occur on r… [Read full blog post]
A donation can at the Pinehill market for Tomas Jay Henio.
UPDATE 12/31/12: The Albuquerque Journal spoke to family members of the young boy who died the day after Christmas after being mauled to death by up to nine dogs. Neither the boy's mother or stepfather heard screams or barks, which could have alerted them to the attack, they told the Journal. Tomas Jay Henio had spent the evening alone sledding down a snowy hill near his mother's home. The boy was alrea… [Read full blog post]