2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Killed by Pit Bull She was Dog Sitting in Myrtle Point, Oregon; Dog Had History of Attacks

Amber LaBelle died after being attacked by a pit bull-mix at her Myrtle Point apartment. Previous Aggression UPDATE 09/27/21: The large dog that attacked and killed 42-year old Amber LaBelle was a 120-pound pit bull-American bulldog-mix, according to Coos County District Attorney Paul Frasier. A police officer shot and killed the dog after the animal tried to attack him while he performed first aid on LaBelle. Both of LaBelle's daughters, ages 5 and 8, witnessed the vicio… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: 'Mastiff' with History of Aggression Killed Portland Owner in April; No News Release from Police

Frederick Shew, 70-years old, was violently killed by his mastiff on April 11 in Portland. Mastiff Kills Owner Portland, OR - On June 15, it was reported for the first time that a 70-year old man was brutally killed by his mastiff in April. On the night of April 11, police were called to the Southeast Portland home of Frederick Shew, where he lived with two housemates. One of Shew's housemates, Kenneth Miller, told The Oregonian that after he went to bed, he heard a loud thump outsi… [Read full blog post]

2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Kills Owner in Baker City Who Tried to Stop a Dog Fight Inside His Home

Mitchelle Dean Segerdahl, 53, died after one of his six pit bulls clamped onto his neck. Letter to the Editor UPDATE 09/20/18: On Wednesday, the Baker City Herald published a follow up article in their print version. We were able to gain a copy. Baker City Police did receive a complaint about one of Mitchelle Segerdahl's pit bulls on July 26. One of his dogs had reportedly nipped at someone's ankle and was growling and acting aggressively, Police Chief Dustin Newman told the Her… [Read full blog post]

2013 Dog Bite Fatality: 5-Year Old Boy Killed by Pit Bull in Baker County, Oregon

A memorial held for Jordan Ryan near his kindergarten building. No Criminal Charges UPDATE 10/17/13: It was reported today in the Baker City Herald that a Baker County grand jury declined to indict Mary Lane, the owner of the pit bull that brutally mauled to death 5-year old Jordan Ryan on September 27. District Attorney Matt Shirtcliff announced the grand jury's decision Thursday morning. According to a press release from Shirtcliff's office, the grand jury "reviewed the… [Read full blog post]