Historic Pit Bull Attack Survivor, Angela Hands, Seeks Out Fabulous Five to Honor Them and Say 'Thank You'

Still Searching for Nurse Laura, New Mexico TV Station Helps The Fabulous Five from left: nurse Laura, chief surgeon Dr. Demerast, helicopter nurse Shelby, pediatric nurse Loretta and babysitter Betty who is married to former mayor, Felix Garcia.1 Help Find Nurse Laura Albuquerque, NM - On March 19, 2014, DogsBite.org released the 30-year anniversary video of an historic pit bull attack victim. On that day 30-years ago, 9-year old Angela Hands suffered a life-threateni… [Read full blog post]

30-Year Anniversary of Historic Pit Bull Attack Victim and The Village of Tijeras Pit Bull Ban

30-Year Anniversary Video Village of Tijeras, NM - On March 19, 1984, Angela Hands, 9-years old, was critically injured by four pit bulls belonging to a relative while walking home from school. Two younger pit bulls running loose initiated the attack. The two parent pit bulls then climbed a 6-foot high fenced enclosure and joined the destructive, sustained attack. After receiving extensive reconstructive surgeries, doctors estimated that Angela would continue to unde… [Read full blog post]

2013 Dog Bite Fatality: Valencia County Woman Mauled to Death by Pet Pit Bull

"It was Her Time" UPDATE 12/16/13: We are issuing a warning for readers about this update. Part one: We do not have sympathy for pit bull breeders. Part two: We do not trust any pit bull owner, no matter the stage of grieving, who says the violent death of a loved one by a pit bull was a "freak accident" and "it was her time to go." Nicholas Hare, the dead victim's boyfriend, is about as reprehensible as they come. Where was Hare when his girlfriend's neck was being ripped out by the pit b… [Read full blog post]

2012 Dog Bite Fatality: Pack of Dogs Kills Boy in Cibola County, New Mexico

A donation can at the Pinehill market for Tomas Jay Henio. Persistent Problem 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]

2012 Dog Bite Fatality: Pet Pit Bull Mauls to Death 74-Year Old Owner in Santa Fe

Clifford Wright seen with his son Gavin in a November 27, 2002 photo. Dog Euthanized UPDATE 05/08/12: In the continuing saga of Gavin Wright, who initially hoped to spare family the pit bull after it brutally killed his father, allowed authorities to euthanize the dog today. On Monday, KOB.com released parts of the 911 call that offers more insight into Gavin. "Don't make me (expletive) repeat myself again ... My dog got a hold of him somehow," he said. It is possible that yeste… [Read full blog post]

2012 Dog Bite Fatality: 15-Month Old Girl Killed by Family Pit Bull

Inconsistent Statements UPDATE 09/12/12: KVIA.com reports that statements made by the grandmother, Leticia Mesa, about events leading up to the savage attack were inconsistent, as was her knowledge of the dog's previous aggressive acts. The autopsy report shows the child was alone with the dog when she was attacked. "There's a difference between a crime and an accident," District Attorney Amy Orlando told KVIA.com. The Mesa family is responsible for the death of Jazily… [Read full blog post]

2011 Dog Bite Fatality: Four Pit Bulls Maul New Mexico Woman to Death

From left: Margaret Salcedo and her brother Gary, local activists, "Do Nothing" District Attorney Clint Wellborn, pit bull owners John and Angie Hardiman and one of the attacking pit bulls. Dog Owners Jailed UPDATE 10/19/11: In a sudden turn of events, the couple whose pit bulls mauled Margaret Salcedo to death Easter Sunday were jailed yesterday after two persons from Child Protective Services came forward with new information about the dogs. Joseph Hardiman, 40-years… [Read full blog post]

2010 Dog Bite Fatality: 55-Year Old Man Killed by Pack of Dogs Near Gallup

Death Due to Bites UPDATE 03/30/11: New information has been released about a 55-year old man who was discovered dead last December. Autopsy results from the state Office of Medical Investigator show that bite wounds inflicted by dogs killed Larry Armstrong on December 6. Investigators wrote in their report that they didn't know if Armstrong, who had a history of seizures, suffered one before the dogs attacked or if he was conscious when the dogs began attacking him. Invest… [Read full blog post]