The Charlotte Blevins Charitable Benefit - June 25, 2009

Charlotte Blevins Website Omaha, NE - The family of Charlotte Belvins is holding a benefit on June 25th -- the 1-year anniversary of the devastating pit bull attack -- to help raise funds for reconstructive surgeries. Last June, while strapped in a wagon, a pit bull approached Charlotte and her mother on a street in Omaha. Without warning, the dog clamped down on the toddler's scalp causing extensive injury. The family asks the community to join them in their efforts to raise t… [Read full blog post]

New Nebraska State Law Focuses on Repeat Owners of Dangerous Dogs

Omaha, NE - At first glance, the passing of the new Nebraska law did not register well. The article reported: "Under the bill (LB494) sent to Gov. Dave Heineman for his approval, the owner of a dog deemed dangerous because of a previous attack could face up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine if the dog attacked again and injured someone. After a third attack by the dog, the owner could face a felony penalty of up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine." Upon reading the bill, several… [Read full blog post]

Omaha's Dog Ordinance Stats Released; Part Breed-Specific

Insurance Evaders CitedOmaha, NE - After a series of pit bull attacks in 2008, Omaha passed a tough dog ordinance, which has several breed-specific rules targeting pit bulls. The new ordinance requires pit bull owners to muzzle their dog when off-property and to purchase liability insurance. The ordinance has been in effect since October 15, 2008. DogsBite.org has extensive coverage of the pit bull attack upon 15-month old Charlotte Blevins, which led to the creation of t… [Read full blog post]

Pit Bull Bends Metal Catch Pole Before Strangling Self to Death in Noose

Uncooperative Owner UPDATE 02/18/09: After his pit bull violently attacked his mother, Lorrie Ellis, causing severe injury on February 8, Jeffrey J. Kirlin, 25, has refused to meet with investigators. According to a Humane Society statement issued today, investigators have asked the city prosecutor to issue an arrest warrant for Kirlin. Official intend to cite Kirlin on suspicion of not having proper license and vaccination on the dog, as well as insurance, which is a ne… [Read full blog post]