In the 13-year period of 2005 through 2017, canines killed 433 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (284) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
A pet wolf hybrid killed an 8-day old infant lying in a bassinet in Lee County.
No Criminal Charges
UPDATE 04/11/18: There will be no criminal charges after a newborn was fatally attacked by a pet wolf hybrid. The dog gained entry into a room and mauled the infant as it lay in a bassinet. The commonwealth's attorney for Lee County, H. Fuller Cridlin, stated in a news release today the baby's death was "simply a horrific tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the… [Read full blog post]
The Cleveland home where 2-week old Sophia Booth died after suffering a dog bite.
UPDATE 11/05/17: Cleveland Police stated in a news release the attacking dog was a 4-year old German shepherd. They also identified the 2-week old newborn. "The dog escaped from the kitchen area where he was fenced in, and bit the baby girl who was in a bedroom on the first floor. The baby, who has been identified a 2-week old Sophia Booth, was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center whe… [Read full blog post]
Father Woke Up to Baby Dead in its Bassinet
Barrett Hagans, 1-month old, was mauled to death by a family pit bull in Pike Township.
No Criminal Charges
UPDATE 09/29/17: After a father awoke last week to his 1-month old baby mauled to death by a family dog, Knox County Prosecutor Chip McConville announced that no charges would be filed. "Based upon the autopsy results, there is no reason to believe that this child’s death was caused by anything other than a dog attack," he said. B… [Read full blog post]
The Attacking Pit Bull is an Alleged "Support Dog" for a Child
Susannah Jean Murray, 3-weeks old, was killed by a family pit bull in Grand Rapids.
UPDATE 07/03/17: Today we visited our P.O. Box and received the opinion from Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker that we requested on June 19. Reports by the media left out critical details, including that Momma was in the room with the infant, along with Rhino, when the baby was discovered injured. To recap, fro… [Read full blog post]
A 3-day old baby was killed by dogs, a mix of Shar-pei and pit bull, at this home.
New Details Released
UPDATE 06/29/16: More details have been released about Susie Kirby, a 3-day old baby girl that was attacked and killed by her uncle's dogs. Prior to going to the bathroom, the mother placed Susie on a recliner-type couch and placed pillows around her so that she would not fall off, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said. It was also the mother who propped open the door to let in cooler a… [Read full blog post]
Aiden Jonathon Grim, 3-days old, died after being bitten by a family dog.
No Criminal Charges
UPDATE 02/09/16: No criminal charges will be filed in connection to the death of a newborn that was bitten on the head by a family dog and died, according to Youngstown police. The decision comes after the Mahoning County Coroner's Office ruled the manner of death as accidental. Virtually all dog attacks resulting in death are ruled as accidental; that fact alone does not dismiss crim… [Read full blog post]
UPDATE 12/11/13: Autopsy results confirmed that dog bites caused the death of a 3-month old girl. Franklin County Coroner Jan Gorniak said that Mia Gibson died from internal injuries due to dog bites. The baby died on Tuesday at Nationwide Children’s Hospital at about 7:45 am. Her mother found her on the floor next to the living-room couch where her father was sleeping just before 7:00 am. Mia had fallen from the couch and was fatally injured by the family's t… [Read full blog post]
The pit bull seen in quarantine at the Allen County pound (video/Hometown Stations).
UPDATE 05/21/12: After pulling their first story, the Toledo Blade, we refer to as the Yellow or Biased Toldeo Blade, republished under a new title. This news entity has a long history of not just pushing the pro-pit bull cause, but was instrumental in bringing down former Lucas County Dog Warden Tom Skeldon and ensuring the passage of legislation that repealed Ohio's lon… [Read full blog post]