2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Child Killed by Babysitter's Pit Bull-Mix in Salisbury, North Carolina

Jacari Long, 6-months old, was mauled to death by his babysitter's pit bull-boxer mix. Police Investigate UPDATE 03/06/19: Multiple news stations captured footage of the pit bull-boxer mix that killed baby Jacari while under the care of his babysitter on Tuesday. The dog is currently being held by Rowan County Animal Control. Shelter officials confirmed the dog has shown aggression toward people while being at the facility. The male dog is 4-years old, police said. Polic… [Read full blog post]

High School Teacher Dies After Violent Animal Attack in Pantego, North Carolina

Brenda Hamilton, 77-years old, died after being attacked by an animal in Pantego. Woman Dies Pantego, NC – A 77-year old school teacher attacked by an animal Friday has died of her injuries, according to a Facebook post by Pungo Christian Academy. Brenda Hamilton, 77, of Pantego, was attacked on Indian Run Road. She suffered severe injuries and was listed in critical condition late Saturday at Vidant Pitt Hospital, according to a news release from the Beaufort County Sherif… [Read full blog post]

2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Rottweilers Kill Grandmother, Injure Two Grandchildren, One Critically, in Robeson County

The Pack of Rottweilers Belonged to the Grandmother's BrotherRottweilers kill grandmother and seriously injure two children in Robeson County. Child Suffers Amputation UPDATE 12/18/18: A GoFundMe page created for the Currier family provides updates on the two children who were injured by four rottweilers earlier this month. On December 10, as their grandmother, 73-year-old Esta Currier, escorted the two children home from the bus stop, four rottweilers belonging t… [Read full blog post]

2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Child Dies After Deputies Arrive to Family Pit Bull 'Slinging the Child Around' in its Mouth

Triniti Harrell, 1-year old, died of her injuries after being attacked by a family pit bull. Child Dies of Injuries Rocky Mount, NC - The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office confirmed today that Triniti Harrell has died. Last Monday, deputies arrived to the scene of a family dog slinging the 1-year old child around in its mouth. A fast-acting deputy shot and killed the dog. Triniti was airlifted to a trauma center with life-threatening injuries. On Friday, family friends repo… [Read full blog post]

2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Rocky Mount Man Found Dead Inside Home with Pit Bull Injuries

Rocky Mount Police found Gurney Walker, 75, dead inside a home with pit bull injuries. Victim Identified UPDATE 08/22/18: Police released the name of an elderly man who was killed by a pit bull over the weekend. Gurney Walker, 75, was found dead inside a home at 408 Buena Vista Avenue about 2:35 am Saturday morning. Police were called to the home for a suspicious event, reports WRAL, but they did not elaborate on who called for help. Cpl. Brad Summerlin of the Rock Mounty Police pr… [Read full blog post]

2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman, 64, Killed by Pit Bulls in Lake Tillery Development in Montgomery County

Olga Rekhson, 64-years old, was killed by two pit bulls in a Lake Tillery development. Victim Identified UPDATE 08/27/18: The woman mauled to death by two pit bulls in a Lake Tillery development on August 9 has been identified. Olga Rekhson, 64-years old, of 172 Cranberry Way, Troy, was the victim of the fatal attack, according to Capt. Kelsey Brown with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Rekhson was taking her daily walk at the time. When she did not return home after sev… [Read full blog post]