Jaevon Torres, 2-years old, was mauled to death by three pit bulls on August 1.
UPDATE 08/03/18: On Friday, the city Medical Examiner's Office identified the boy who was killed by pit bulls in a rowhouse on Agate Street as Jaevon Torres. The cause of death was determined to be "multiple blunt and penetrating injuries" and the manner of death was ruled accidental. On Wednesday, Jaevon was savagely attacked by three pit bulls in the home while under the care of a b… [Read full blog post]
Gauge Eckenrode, 6-years old, was killed by a family pit bull in Lakemont.
Rescued Pit Bull
UPDATE 05/26/18: On Saturday, Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross officially identified the 6-year old boy killed Thursday by a family pit bull as Gauge Eckenrode. A fundraiser started by Taylor Crawford on May 24 had already done so. Logan Township Police Chief David Reese confirmed that family members tried to stop the attack by stabbing the dog. Police ultimately killed the dog. Th… [Read full blog post]
Locations of three violent pit bull attacks in North Philadelphia since January.
Man Dies After Attack
Philadelphia, PA - A man is dead after being attacked by four pit bulls on Thanksgiving Day in the Hunting Park section of North Philadelphia. The attack occurred just before 9 pm in the 1300 block of West Pike Street in the backyard of a home. Police shot and killed one of the pit bulls; the others fled back into the owner's home. The unidentified man was transported to Temple Un… [Read full blog post]
Lisa Green, 32-years old, was killed by her pit bull-mix in Upper Macungie Township.
Neighbor Recounts Attack
UPDATE 04/28/17: On Thursday, police responded to a call of a woman being attacked by a dog at a home in the 900 block of Spring White Drive in Upper Macungie Township. Before police arrived, several neighbors had intervened to help 32-year old Lisa Green, including an off-duty police officer that ended the attack by shooting the dog in its leg. Neighbor Loretta Ottin… [Read full blog post]
Pit Bull Kills Toddler
West Mifflin, PA - On Sunday evening, 2-year old TayLynn DeVaughn was viciously attacked and killed by a family pit bull-mix while visiting her aunt's home on Fleetwood Drive in West Mifflin, a Pittsburgh suburb. The pit bull belongs to her aunt's boyfriend. The child's father, Cory DeVaughn, told WPXI, "I came out of the kitchen and the dog dropped the baby. His name was Jake and my baby was gone." The toddler was rushed to Jefferson Memorial Hospital and… [Read full blog post]
Back-to-Back Rescue Attacks
Earlier this week, two pit bull "rescue" attacks made headlines. The first came out of the Detroit area, which is the U.S. capital of dogfighting and the last place anyone ought to be rescuing a pit bull. The dog badly bit a 6-year old girl in the face. Police said she was "conscious and breathing, but bleeding severely when emergency crews arrived." Oakland County Animal Control removed the dog from the home. The owner of the pit bull was not named no… [Read full blog post]