2019 Dog Bite Fatality: 4-Year Old Boy Killed by Pit Bull His Family Was Housing at Their Hazel Park Home

Benjamin Cobb, 4-years old, was killed by a pit bull his family was housing in Hazel Park. New Details Released UPDATE 10/31/19: New information has been released about the pit bull that "detonated" late Monday in a Hazel Park home, brutally killing 4-year old Benjamin Cobb. The male pit bull, named Bolo (Be On the Look Out), is 1-year old and light brown colored. The child's mother, 38-year old Brandi Halterman, was in the room when the dog attacked. She tried to fight the pit bu… [Read full blog post]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: 13-Month Old Boy Mauled to Death by Family Pit Bull in Granite Bay

A toddler is dead after being attacked by a family pit bull in Granite Bay, California. Dog's Instagram Page UPDATE 09/24/19: We located the 6-year old female pit bull that belongs to the baby's parents. The parents created an Instagram page for "Bella" back in July of 2015. Additional social media pages of the parents show the same dog as a young puppy on October 16, 2013. The parents had raised this pit bull from a puppy. The Instagram page shows just how much they adored this dog… [Read full blog post]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Family Pit Bull Kills 2-Year Old Boy in Louisville, Kentucky

On Thursday, Isaiah Geiling, 2, was mauled to death by a family pit bull in Louisville. Three People Indicted UPDATE 07/23/19: Three people have been indicted after the fatal dog mauling of a 2-year old boy back in May. Jack Charpring Jr., 50, and Sharon (Sharyn) Charpring, 53, are both charged with second-degree manslaughter in connection to the brutal death of Isaiah Geiling. The Charprings reside at the home in the 3800 block of Grand Avenue where the deadly attack occurre… [Read full blog post]

2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Pair of Adopted Male Pit Bulls Mauled to Death a 62-Year Old Man in Henderson, Nevada Last Year

Pair of male pit bulls believed to be Spike and Zeus three months before killing a man. DogsBite.org - During 2018, we sent out 10 public information requests to uncover unreported dog bite fatalities, as well as to gain more information on cases that did receive media coverage. There were a total of 36 deaths in 2018. Our requests uncovered two of these 36 deaths that otherwise were unreported, or in the case of a devastating family pit bull mauling in Henderson in May, was only r… [Read full blog post]