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]

2023 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull-Type Dog Kills its Unconscious Owner in Beckley, West Virginia

Robert Showalter, 71, was killed by his pit bull while undergoing a medical emergency. Man Killed by Own Dog Beckley, WV - On June 16, WVVA reported that a man was killed by his pit bull a week earlier, while undergoing a medical emergency. Robert Showalter, 71, had been sitting on his porch with a neighbor when he fell unconscious. The neighbor ran next door and called 911. When firefighters and EMS arrived, a pit bull breed dog belonging to Showalter was seen latched onto his thr… [Read full blog post]

2022 Dog Bite Fatality: Elderly Woman Found Dead After Dog Attack in a Central Valley Apartment in Las Vegas

An elderly woman was found dead after being mauled by a family pit bull in Las Vegas. Rescue Pit Bull UPDATE 08/10/22: Family members said "Buck," a rescue pit bull of five or six years, "would never intentionally hurt her," referring to 89-year old Joan Caffiel.1 On Tuesday morning, Buck suddenly attacked and killed Caffiel. "I don't know what happened, but that is totally not like Buck at all," the victim's grandson, Peyton Faircloth, told reporters. Faircloth said his gra… [Read full blog post]

2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Killed by Pit Bulls on Far South Side of Chicago Prior to the New Year

A 34-year man was killed by pit bulls on the Far South Side of Chicago before the New Year. Pit Bulls Kill Man Chicago, IL - A 34-year old man was discovered dead with dog bites in a home in the 300 block of West 108th Place in the Roseland neighborhood around 11:30 pm Thursday. The man, who remains unidentified, was found in a living room with "visible dog bites" on his body, according to police. An autopsy Saturday determined the man died of multiple injuries from a dog mauling, acco… [Read full blog post]