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 in Las Cruces, New Mexico

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

Margaret Salcedo, 48-years old, was brutally killed by four pit bulls on Easter Sunday 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 old, and his wife Maria Angelica "Angie" Hardiman, 32-years old, face charges of conspiracy and four fe… [Read full blog post]