In the 13-year period of 2005 through 2017, canines killed 433 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (284) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
From left: breeding bitches with docked tails, blood spattered porch and neighbor.
Dog Owners Convicted
UPDATE 09/28/11: A Carter County jury took just three hours to convict a couple of charges in connection to the dog mauling death of Virgil Cantrell. Rickey Lynn Grant and his wife, Lisa Kay Bloxham-Grant, were convicted with ownership of a dangerous dog causing the death of a person. The jury's sentencing recommendation was that each pay a $5,000 fine. This is a far lower… [Read full blog post]
From left: Sister Veronica Higgins of Villa Teresa School and images of vandalism.
Oklahoma City, OK - One week after the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals ruled in favor of Villa Teresa School, challenging validity of a kennel license held by Kenneth Gonzales, owner of a neighboring pit bull terrier kennel (See: Coverage of Catholic Sisters Seeking to Remove Pit Bull Kennel), Villa Teresa School was ransacked. Parts of the school are described as "d… [Read full blog post]
Justin Lopez, 9-months old, was killed by two rottweilers near Perkins.
UPDATE 03/11/10: The Journal confirms the breed of dog that killed a 9-month old child: Two adult rottweilers. A source close to the family said the dogs had been brought into the home Sunday night, reports The Journal. Just hours later, the little boy crawled out of his crib and was killed by the animals. The child's mother, Stephanie Easley, was at work at the time of the incident. Easley w… [Read full blog post]
Ban Passes 6-0Ridgeland, MS - In a 6-0 vote, the City of Ridgeland, Mississippi (population 21,000) passed an ordinance this week that deems pit bulls and wolf-hybrids "vicious." The new law also limits these dogs (and all dogs deemed "vicious") to one per household. Owners of these dogs must microchip their animal, pay a $100 registration fee, meet other national registration, training and enclosure requirements and consent to unannounced inspections as well.
Under th… [Read full blog post]
Linzy Earles, the mother of 2-month old boy mauled to death by family dog.
Manslaughter Charges archived
UPDATE 11/04/08: Linzy Earles, who turned 18-years old last month, has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in a juvenile court in connection with the mauling death of her baby, 2-month old Zane Alen Earles. The Tulsa police affidavit states that Zane "was left unattended in an infant swing on the opposite side of the house for approximately two hours." In this t… [Read full blog post]
Cody Adair, 4-years old, was killed by his uncle's chained pit bull in Bartlesville.
Bartlesville, OK - Cody Adair, 4-years old, was killed by his uncle's chained pit bull on December 30, 2005. Cody had been playing alone on the front porch before the attack. His mother, siblings, and uncle were inside the home. The uncle's pit bull was in the backyard, chained inside of a pen. When Cody wandered into the backyard and got inside the pen, the male pit bull attacked and killed him. C… [Read full blog post]
Emergency workers respond to mauling death of 65-year old Rosalie Bivins.
Killed by Pack of Dogs
ADA, OK - A 65-year-old Pontotoc County woman was mauled to death by a pack of pit bull-mix dogs. Two others who came to her aid were also attacked, according to sheriff Joe Glover. He said Rosalie Bivins was checking her mail in front of her residence on County Road 1480 when five to seven dogs began their vicious attack. A rural mail carrier discovered Bivins lying in the road screami… [Read full blog post]