In the 13-year period of 2005 through 2017, canines killed 433 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (284) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
Pictured: Mia DeRouen, 4-years old, was killed by her family's pit bull in 2014.
Ways to Take Action
North America - Ten days ago, we wrote about a new information website launched by a coalition of over 50 support groups in the United States and Canada declaring October 24, 2015 the first ever National Pit Bull Victim Awareness Day. The new website explains the multi-part pit bull crisis: innocent people and animal victims suffering serious and fatal injuries inflicted by pi… [Read full blog post]
Emilio Rios Sr. was fatally attacked by two pit bulls in North Shore, California.
Attack Reignites Alarm
UPDATE 9/10/15: On Tuesday, Emilio Rios, 65, was savagely killed by two pit bulls in North Shore, an unincorporated community in Riverside County. The dogs also attacked a woman who came to his aid. John Welsh, a spokesman for county animal services, said, "Remember the old days when the pioneers came and had to worry about wolves? We are not in those days anymore. A person s… [Read full blog post]
Fourth Death by County Pit Bull in One YearOffending pit bull picked up a week earlier in Balboa Park in San Diego.1
U.S. Pit Bull Kills
Tijuana - Last Thursday, a 4-year old Tijuana girl was mauled to death by her grandfather's new pit bull. Godofredo Cruz Martinez, 55-years old, said he found the dog in Balboa Park in San Diego a week earlier. He brought the dog home because it seemed "very playful." The pit bull was tied up in the family's yard when it attacked and killed América V… [Read full blog post]
Communities Are Safer; Euthanasia of Pit Bulls DropsDominic Solesky meets his heroes 5-months after surviving a near fatal pit bull attack.
Whidbey Island, WA - Last week, DogsBite.org received another potent response from Merritt Clifton, editor of Animal People. If readers recall, last July Clifton responded in detail to fact cooker Mark Robison of the Reno Gazette-Journal after Robison criticized the breed-specific dog attack log complied by Clifton since 1982… [Read full blog post]
Darla Napora, 32-years old, and her unborn child were killed by her beloved pit bull.
Victim Bled to Death
UPDATE 08/15/11: According to a preliminary investigation by the San Mateo County coroner's office, Darla Napora died of blood loss and shock. Her husband Greg returned home at noon that day and found her unconscious with the couple's male pit bull, Gunner, standing over her body. Dog bite experts concluded that Gunner was the sole attacker. Presuming that a DNA test is n… [Read full blog post]
Tracking Results: 2006 to Present DayRead about breed-specific legislation with strong results. Well-written pit bull ordinances save the lives of children, adults, senior citizens and beloved pets.
Pit Bull Laws Save Lives
DogsBite.org - Cities and counties in at least 14 states report successful results after enacting a breed-specific ordinance. These states include: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Penn… [Read full blog post]