2023 Dog Bite Fatality: Man, 67, Killed by Daughter's Dogs While Dog Sitting in Johnston County, North Carolina

Anthony Bastardi, 67, was killed Monday while dog sitting for his daughter in Johnston County. Dogs Had Bitten Earlier Wilson's Mills, NC - One day before the July 4th holiday, a 67-year old man was killed by a pair of dogs while dog sitting them. The attack occurred around 12:40 pm in the 100 block of Eddleston Court, the Johnston County Sheriff's Office said. When Wilson's Mills police arrived at the scene, both dogs were still actively attacking the man. The responding offic… [Read full blog post]

2022 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman, 70, Dies Days After Severe Mauling by Her Neighbor’s Two Chained Dogs

Melanie Catley, 70-years old, died of her injuries after being attacked by two chained dogs. Woman Dies of Injuries Hampstead, NC – A 70-year old woman has died after being attacked by her neighbor’s two chained dogs. On December 8, at about 2:05 pm, a 911 call was placed by the property owner at 206 Holiday Drive about a woman on the ground in his backyard. According to officials, Melanie Catley had entered into the neighbor’s backyard when the dogs attacked her. She sustained s… [Read full blog post]

2022 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Killed by Two Pit Bulls She was Dog Sitting in Greensboro, North Carolina

Trena Peed, 46, was killed by two pit bulls she was dog sitting at her Greensboro home. Pit Bulls Kill Woman Greensboro, NC - A woman is dead after being attacked by two pit bulls she was caring for at her home. Trena Peed, 46-years old, was dog sitting two pit bulls when she let them out into the backyard of her home in the 1100 block of Vance Street at about 2:00 am Thursday. Just after she let the dogs out, neighbors heard her crying out loudly for help. WGHP listened to the 911 call made… [Read full blog post]

2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Newborn Killed by Family Pit Bull in Johnston County, North Carolina

A newborn baby boy was killed by a family pit bull in Johnston County, North Carolina. Family Dog Kills Infant Kenly, NC - A newborn baby boy is dead after being attacked by a pit bull. Just after 5:00 am, Kenly Police and emergency responders were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of South Church Street. Arriving officers discovered that a male infant had been attacked inside the home by a female pit bull. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and Johnston Cou… [Read full blog post]