2022 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Dies After Attack by Two Chained German Shepherds in Doña Ana County, New Mexico

Two German shepherds that escaped a fenced enclosure and attacked the victim. Owner Talks to Media Fairacres, NM - Back in January, we were alerted to a local resident's public Facebook posts. "Our neighbor was attacked by two dogs last night in his own yard," Stoney wrote. "The neighbor's dogs jumped his fence." Another neighbor heard the attack and pulled the dogs off of him. "They were eating him! He actually lost pieces of his body. They took chunks out of him. He died twice b… [Read full blog post]

2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Boy Killed by Dogs Being Fostered at Grandfather's Home in Doña Ana County, New Mexico

Avery Jackson-Dunphy, 6, was mauled to death by dogs being fostered by his grandparents. Municipal Shelter Dogs UPDATE 12/31/21: Weeks after the mauling death of 6-year old Avery Jackson-Dunphy it was revealed that three of the six dogs that were quickly euthanized after his death were foster dogs from the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley (ASCMV), just as we initially suspected. ASCMV operates through a joint powers agreement between the governing bodies of t… [Read full blog post]

2021 Dog Bite Fatality: New Mexico Dog Owner Charged with Tampering with Evidence After His Dogs Killed a Man

Dominic Ribera was charged with tampering with evidence after his dogs killed a man. New Details Released UPDATE 06/03/21: Additional details have been released about the May 24 mauling death of a man in Veguita. Dominic Ribera was arrested and charged with multiple felonies after the vicious attack. El Defensor Chieftain reports that four adult dogs were involved in the attack, including one shot by deputies when they arrived at the scene. Six puppies were also seized fro… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Killed by Pack of Dogs on Tribal Land at Taos Pueble in New Mexico

Police believe Kay Torres died after being attacked by a pack of dogs at Taos Pueblo. Woman Killed by Dogs Taos Pueblo, NM - Law enforcement believe a woman was killed by a pack of dogs on tribal land in early January. Taos Pueblo Gov. Edwin Concha confirmed that the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator is looking into her death. The obituary for 52-year old Kay Torres states she passed away unexpectedly on January 8. Her sister, Sandra Bible, said Torres had worked for Ta… [Read full blog post]