2024 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Sustains Devastating Injuries in Detroit Pit Bull Mauling; Dies While Hospitalized

Detroit Dog Owners Charged with Felony After Deadly Pit Bull Mauling Harold Phillips, 35, died Friday after sustaining devastating injuries by pit bulls. City, Animal Control Sued UPDATE 05/14/24: Three months after Harold Phillips died after a dog attack, his wife Shauntaye Phillips is suing the dogs’ owners, Detroit Animal Care and Control (DACC), former Animal Control Director Mark Kumpf, interim Director Lori Sowle, two investigators, and a nonprofit that works w… [Read full blog post]

No-Kill Eats Their Own: When the 'Badge of Honor' to Keep Serial Biters Alive Causes Rescuers to Devour Their Own

In her zeal to keep serial biters alive, a no-kill rescuer attacks larger no-kill agencies. No-Kill Meets Mad Max Austin, TX - Recently, we were alerted to a post by Promoting Integrity in No Kill Sheltering, which is penned by Eileen McFall. The post features two central players in "no-kill," which is the private-public partnership of Austin Pets Alive (APA), a 501(c)3 organization, and Austin Animal Center (AAC). The city of Austin has a 95% save rate initiative (5% above t… [Read full blog post]

Lawsuit Filed After Los Angeles Animal Services Failed to Disclose a Dog's Bite History and the Dog Viciously Attacked

Argelia Alvarado was critically injured by a pit bull whose bite history was not disclosed. Complaint Against City Los Angeles, CA - On August 5, 2021, dog bite attorney Kenneth Phillips filed a Complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of Argelia Alvarado and her husband Jose. Both of Argelia's arms were savaged in a vicious attack by a pit bull adopted from Los Angeles Animal Services. One arm had to be amputated almost to her shoulder. A police officer who was at the sc… [Read full blog post]

Webinar: Shelter Dog Behavior Review with Sue Sternberg and Gia Savocchi - Reviewing Worst-Case Scenario Dogs

These Types of Dogs Should Not be Placed into Our Communities Webinar: Shelter Dog Behavior Review with Sue Sternberg and Gia Savocchi - Fall 2020. Oyster Bay, NY - In a rare appearance on YouTube, we are able to bring to you the expertise of animal behaviorist Sue Sternberg, who has been crafting the Assess-A-Pet Protocol test for shelter dogs since the 1990s. While professionals and the public can always access paid webinars of Sternberg, it is an atypical occasion to witnes… [Read full blog post]