2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Recently Adopted Mastiff Kills Owner in Las Vegas, Nevada

The Animal Foundation "Vetted" and Adopted Out the DogSusan Sweeney, 58, was killed by a mastiff-mix she adopted three days earlier. Shelter Dog Kills Adopter UPDATE 10/09/18: On October 1, around 11:40 pm, a Las Vegas man came home from work and discovered his wife of 26 years dead, mauled to death by the family's recently adopted dog. Susan Sweeney, 58, was alone with the mastiff-mix at her home in the 5000 block of River Splash Avenue when the animal fatally attacked her. Swe… [Read full blog post]

2017 Dog Bite Fatality: Family Pit Bull Kills Baby in Northwest Las Vegas

Kamiko Dao Tsuda-Saelee, 6-months old, was killed by her family pit bull in Las Vegas. Mauling Victim Identified UPDATE 05/09/17: The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the 6-month old baby as Kamiko Dao Tsuda-Saelee. On Monday, Kamiko had been playing in a baby walker near the family pit bull when it suddenly attacked her. The mother was able to stop the attack, but the baby was already seriously injured. Kamiko's mother rode with her in the ambulance to Centennial Hi… [Read full blog post]

2016 Dog Bite Fatality: Family Pit Bull Kills 'Visiting' Child in Las Vegas

Derion Stevenson, 9-years old, was killed by a pit bull while visiting a friend's home. July Attack Confirmed UPDATE 08/19/16: County authorities confirmed the pit bull that killed a 9-year old boy was also involved in dog fight in the same neighborhood in July. Clark County Animal Control did not declare the pit bull dangerous or vicious after the attack. Derion Stevenson died after the same pit bull brutally attacked his face and neck a month later. The lack of public safety… [Read full blog post]

2015 Dog Bite Fatality: Pahrump Man Dies One Month After Vicious Pit Bull Attack

Insufficient Penalty UPDATE 07/08/15: In a truly regrettable and inadequate plea agreement, Ricky Davidson, 40, pleaded guilty to one count of reckless endangerment, a gross misdemeanor, after his three pit bulls horrifically attacked a man who later died while hospitalized. Davidson was sentenced to 364 days in jail in connection to the death of Kenneth Ford. The sentence also includes the other dog and drug-related charges against Davidson that were bundled togethe… [Read full blog post]

Total Chaos: Husband Recounts Violent Pit Bull Attack Inside Patrolled, Gated Community

Pit Bulls Attack Husband, Wife and Their Two Golden LabradorsValley Couple Attacked Las Vegas, NV - On May 9, 2014, Skip and Marie West were returning from exercising with their two senior dogs, when total chaos erupted. Two loose pit bulls attacked all four of them, sending Skip to the emergency room and his dog, Viper, to the emergency vet clinic. Skip provides a blow-by-blow account of the harrowing attack. KTNV News reported the attack back in May and has a video that shows a… [Read full blog post]

2012 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Killed by Pit Bull in Washoe County, Nevada

UPDATE 12/15/12: On November 25, our nonprofit filed a public records request to obtain a copy of the police report. We received a redacted copy on December 10. Kevin Latz, 50-years old, was fatally attacked by a pit bull on June 27, 2012. The male pit bull, named Apollo, had bitten two people prior to killing Latz, but officials had never declared the dog vicious or dangerous. "Apollo bit Kevin in the throat crushing his trachea, when he eventually succumbed," states the repor… [Read full blog post]