2017 Dog Bite Fatality: Newborn Mauled to Death by Family Dog in Cleveland, Ohio

The Cleveland home where 2-week old Sophia Booth died after suffering a dog bite. Baby Identified 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]

Family Files Lawsuit After Toledo Woman Dies of Injuries After Being Knocked to the Ground by a Pit Bull

The estate of Shirley Wright is suing those believed to be the keepers of the dogs. Lawsuit Filing Toledo, OH - Last Wednesday, the family of a Toledo woman who died a month after she was badly injured by a dog filed a civil complaint in Lucas County Court of Common Pleas. Rebecca Best, the executrix of the estate of Shirley Wright, alleges in the complaint that Susanne Barwiler is the owner of the home where defendants Anthony Foust and Holly Foust reside, located on Ogden Avenue i… [Read full blog post]

2017 Dog Bite Fatality: Family Pit Bull Fatally Mauls Infant in Knox County, Ohio

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]

2017 Dog Bite Fatality: Fostoria Man Dies After Breaking Up Pit Bull Fight

Michael Parks, 60-years old, died after breaking up a pit bull fight in Fostoria. Vicious Pit Bull Fight UPDATE 07/23/17: New information has been released about a man who died after trying to break up a vicious pit bull fight Thursday night. According to a Fostoria police report, 42-year old Amy Loving was walking her pit bull near 845 Davoli Street at about 11 pm when a pit bull belonging to 60-year old Michael Parks bolted from its home and brutally attacked her dog. Parks inte… [Read full blog post]

2017 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Breaks Chain, Attacks and Kills Man in Dayton, Ohio

Maurice Brown, 60-years old, was mauled to death by a pit bull in Dayton, Ohio. No Progress on Investigation UPDATE 04/26/17: Dayton police continue to investigate who owned or cared for the pit bull that fatally attacked a 60-year old man Tuesday morning, along with three other pit bulls seized from the home at 345 Middle Street. During a press conference yesterday, Lt. Andrew Booher indicated that police were seeking out tenants of the home to interview. It remains unknown… [Read full blog post]

Bodycam Video Shows First 3 Minutes After Pit Bull Attack; Police Officer Rescues Victim and Provides Comfort

"Just Lean On Me" - Cleveland Heights Police Officer Caution dog attack victims! This video may cause you to relive your attack. Raw Bodycam Video DogsBite.org - Nearly one year ago today, on January 24, 2016, a Cleveland Heights police officer rescued a young woman who had just been attacked by a vicious pit bull. Prior to reaching the victim, the officer shot and killed the violent animal. Several days later, the Cleveland Heights Police Department released this dramatic b… [Read full blog post]

2016 Dog Bite Fatality: Newborn Dies After Being Bitten by Family Dog

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]

2015 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Dies After Vicious Pit Bull Attack in Shaker Heights, Ohio

Annie Williams, 71, was mauled to death by a pit bull in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Owner Gets Prison UPDATE 04/20/16: In February, felony manslaughter charges were brought against two dog owners in Cuyahoga County. Earlier this month, Leon Morton, 49, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter after a pit bull under his care brutally attacked and killed 71-year old Annie Williams in front of her great grandchildren in Shaker Heights last July. Today, Cuyahoga Common Pleas Ju… [Read full blog post]