2022 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Dies After Breaking Up Dogfight in Kewanee; Did not Seek Treatment After Severe Bite Injuries

Juan Ruiz, 66, died after breaking up a dog fight at his home in Kewanee, Illinois. Victim, Dog Breed Identified UPDATE 05/02/22: One week after a man died after breaking up a dog fight, the victim has been identified, as has the breed of dog involved. Kewanee Police Chief Nicholas Welgat confirmed Henry County Coroner's office information that the victim was Juan Ruiz, 66 of 819 North Vine Street. The breed of the attacking dog was a pit bull. County Coroner Melissa Watkins sai… [Read full blog post]

2022 Dog Bite Fatality: Family Pit Bulls Suspected After Woman Found Dead in Mission, Texas

Police suspect Maria Rachel Perez, 59, was killed by two pit bulls inside her Mission home. Woman Discovered Dead Mission, TX - A 59-year old woman was found unresponsive by her 10-year old granddaughter on Thursday around 3:41 pm in the 800 block of Leal Street. When police arrived at the scene, they located the woman covered in blood with "several bite marks on her left side of her body and face," according to Mission police spokesman Investigator Art Flores. Maria Rachel Per… [Read full blog post]

2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Wisconsin Mother Dies After Saving Son's Life During a Family Pit Bull Rampage Attack

A mother is dead and two others were injured after a family pit bull rampage attack. Pit Bull Kills Mother Bowler, WI - On December 9, a GoFundMe was started for a woman by her sister. The original text stated in part: "My sister was not so lucky this dog mauled her arms. She lost so much blood on the way to the hospital her heart stopped. She was in surgery over 6 hours and they had to amputate her left arm and are hoping the right will heal." The next day, the fund posted an update, "Unfort… [Read full blog post]

2021 Dog Bite Fatality: 61-Year Old Missouri Woman Killed by Daughter's Familiar Pit Bulls and Pit Bull 'Mixed-Breed'

Leann Gratzer, 61, was killed by familiar pit bulls while approaching her daughter's home. Dog Owners Confirmed UPDATE 12/08/21: Two male pit bulls and one female pit bull-mix that killed a woman have been euthanized. Previously, the female dog was reported to be a "mixed-breed." That dog, however, was identified by its owner, the victim's daughter, as a "red/brown pit" that bolted from her property in September. That any officials are still calling this dog a "mixed-bree… [Read full blog post]