Family Shares Account After Dog Survives Violent Pit Bull Attack; Layla is Currently Recovering

Layla is on the mend after surviving a violent pit bull attack on May 9, 2024. DogsBite.org - On May 9, we received a request to help a family whose German shorthaired pointer, Layla, was attacked by an off-leash pit bull. The dog grabbed Layla by the chest and shook. She also sustained multiple injuries on her right back side, requiring stitches and draining tubes. She now wears an extra-large recovery cone. Layla turned 5-years old in April. The family set up a "comfy corner for… [Read full blog post]

Chilling Video Captures Pit Bull Attacking Man and His Cavapoo in Bensenville, Illinois; Victim Shares Account of the Attack

David and his cavapoo "Kali" were viciously attacked by a loose pit bull in Bensenville, Illinois. Bensenville, IL - Just after the New Year, David, who is heard on this video trying to save the life of his dog, sent in his account of the attack that occurred on September 29, 2022. The video is chilling because of what you can hear but cannot fully see as he attempts to "extricate Kali (and later, myself) from the jaws of the pit bull." Kali suffered severe and crushing injuries in th… [Read full blog post]

Ring Camera Video of Pit Bull Attacking Pomeranian in San Francisco Used in Vicious and Dangerous Dog Hearing

Video of pit bull attacking pomeranian is shown during the Vicious and Dangerous Dog Hearing. Statement of Decision San Francisco, CA - On April 25, 2023, a Vicious and Dangerous Dog Hearing was held to determine if a pit bull met the definition of "vicious and dangerous" set forth in the San Francisco Health Code. On February 28, 2023, the pit bull, "Chyna," flew out of an open garage door, grabbed a small dog by the neck, and "shook the dog for approximately five minutes," state… [Read full blog post]

2023 Dog Bite Fatality: Toledo Woman, 70, Killed by Family Pit Bull-Labrador Mix in Backyard of Home

Diane Knepper, 70, was killed by her pit bull-mix in the backyard of her home on Grantley Road. Toledo Woman Killed by Dog Toledo, OH - A 70-year old woman is dead after being mauled by a pit bull-mix. The attack occurred in the backyard of her home in the 4200 block of Grantley Road. Workers from a lawn care company found her body. Toledo police and fire crews responded to the scene just before noon. Police said the victim had "significant injuries possibly caused by her dog." Fire a… [Read full blog post]