2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Killed by Three Pit Bulls She was Dog Sitting in Perry County, Pennsylvania

Rhoda Marie Wagner, 60, was killed by three pit bulls she was dog sitting. Woman Killed by Pit Bulls Perry County, PA - A 60-year woman is dead after being mauled by three pit bulls she was dog sitting. A passerby reported a female lying in the front yard on July 28; the first media report of her death was not until August 4. Pennsylvania State Police are in charge of the investigation. At the time of the attack, Rhoda Marie Wagner was caring for her roommates three pit bulls when the do… [Read full blog post]

Woman Nearly Killed by a Pit Bull While Volunteering at a Rescue Shelter in 2017 Shares Where She Is Today

Kylie Welch seen while hospitalized at a Pittsburgh trauma center after the dog attack. The Vicious Attack Meadowlands, PA - On April 9, 2017, Kylie Welch and her daughter survived a vicious dog attack while volunteering at Angel Ridge Animal Rescue, a no-kill rescue shelter that adopts out "special needs" and death row dogs. The male pit bull, "Dallas" had come to the rescue two days earlier and was placed in a pen labeled "friendly and playful." When Welch took the dog out for… [Read full blog post]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Kills Owner in Uniontown: 'He Has a Hole in His Head and His Neck'

Homer Utterback, 52, died after his own dog brutally attacked him in Uniontown. Dog Kills Owner Uniontown, PA - A man is dead after his own dog brutally attacked him. Police identified the man as 52-year old Homer Utterback. Just before 1:00 am Thursday, Utterback's girlfriend heard something fall, police said. She got up to see what the noise was and found Utterback on the floor with the dog biting his neck. Police said by the time EMS arrived, Utterback was dead. Utterback's g… [Read full blog post]

2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Family Dog Kills 19-Month Old Toddler in Pennsylvania

Nora Sharp, 19-months old, died after being mauled to death her family's bullmastiff. Child Identified UPDATE 11/06/18: The York County Coroner's Office identified the 19-month old child who was killed by a family dog Sunday night. Nora Sharp was declared dead at 11:03 pm on November 4. The attack occurred at her home in the 500 block of El Dorado Drive about 10:15 pm. She was transported to York Hospital for emergency treatment, but she did not survive. The child died of "mult… [Read full blog post]