2021 Dog Bite Fatality: 7-Year Old Boy Found Dead in Creek County, Oklahoma was Killed by a Family Dog

James McNeelis, 7-years old, was fatally bitten by a dog in Creek County, Oklahoma. Mixed-Breed Dog UPDATE 11/06/21: Michael and Hannah McNeelis spoke to Fox 23 News and clarified some information about the dog that killed their son. The male dog, named Max, was picked up by the boy's grandmother, along with several other stray dogs about three weeks earlier. James and his parents lived with his grandmother. Presumably, it was the grandmother who initially described the do… [Read full blog post]

2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Dog Sitting Pit Bulls Found Dead in Osage County; Dog Attack Confirmed by Coroner

Rebecca McCurdy, 28-years old, was attacked and killed by two pit bulls in Osage County. Cause of Death UPDATE 06/26/21: On Friday, investigator Rex Wikel released more information about the fatal pit bull mauling of 28-year old Rebecca McCurdy. She had been house sitting a home with multiple pit bulls when she was discovered dead by deputies. The state medical examiner also released a preliminary report confirming that she died as a result of a dog attack. There were no secu… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: 26-Year Old Man Dies After Violent Pit Bull Mauling in West Tulsa

Curtis Wickham, 26-years old, was fatally attacked by three pit bulls in west Tulsa. Suspect in Custody UPDATE 12/03/20: The suspect accused of second-degree murder in connection to the dog mauling death of 26-year old Curtis Wickham is now in custody, Tulsa police say. Benjamin Ryan Spence, who may have gained his tattoos during previous jail stints, was charged with murder and assault with a dangerous weapon after hurling a TV at Wickham's head while he lay dying from inju… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Killed, Two Daughters Injured by Family Pit Bulls in McCurtain County, Oklahoma

A woman died Friday after being attacked by two pit bulls in McCurtain County, Oklahoma. Woman Killed by Pit Bulls McCurtain County, OK - On Friday evening, we learned on social media that a woman in her 70s was killed by a family pit bull near Broken Bow. Today, the McCurtain Gazette confirmed her death -- this newspaper does not have a website or a Facebook page. The unnamed victim suffered "extremely severe" facial lacerations, a "partially amputated left leg" and numerous b… [Read full blog post]