After Catch Pole and Pepper Spray Fail, Gunshot to the Head Stops Pit Bull

R.I.P. Caesar Kirksville, MO - A pit bull named Caesar recently broke through his owner's screen door to chase another dog. Next, the animal approached a letter carrier with a "wagging" tail. Caesar then launched an attack on letter carrier Danny Pagliai who suffered multiple bites to his arm and received multiple stitches. According to the dog's owner, Niki Parrish, this type of behavior is "totally out of character" for Caesar. She also blamed the unprovoked attack on the… [Read full blog post]

Police Shoot Aggressive Pit Bull Three Times with 'Double-Ought' Buckshot

Survives Shot to the Head Mineral Wells, TX - A police officer was forced to shoot an aggressive pit bull multiple times with a shotgun after two pit bulls attacked Edward Lew while he was riding his bike. Mineral Wells Chief of Police Mike McAllester said the June 3 incident was not the first problem with pit bulls in the area. Though he said it was "typical" of the breed. "Anytime you have to shoot a dog three times with double-ought buckshot, that’s an indication of how vicious… [Read full blog post]

11 Bullets Required by Oak Ridge Officer to Kill Aggressive Pit Bull

Gets Up After 6 BulletsOak Ridge, TN - An Oak Ridge police officer was forced to shoot an aggressive pit bull 11 times after the dog attacked and critically injured another dog. Animal control officer Don Russell responded to the initial call, but then called the Police Department for "dispatch" help. Russell found the pit bull covered in blood in the back yard of 121 Wellington Circle, standing over the other dog. The injured dog, which Russell believed to be dead, was lying on… [Read full blog post]

Pit Bull Tasered 15 to 20 times During Attack: No Effect

Months in Hospital UPDATE 04/21/09: Gabe Cooper, 4-years old, remains in critical condition at Akron Children’s Hospital since being severely mauled by a pit bull April 10. He suffered extensive facial injuries in the attack. Jim Bond, Gabe’s maternal grandfather, said Gabe, who recently was taken off of a ventilator, starts a new round of facial reconstructive procedures today. His grandfather estimates Gabe will remain in the hospital for another couple of month… [Read full blog post]

Pit Bull Bends Metal Catch Pole Before Strangling Self to Death in Noose

Uncooperative Owner UPDATE 02/18/09: After his pit bull violently attacked his mother, Lorrie Ellis, causing severe injury on February 8, Jeffrey J. Kirlin, 25, has refused to meet with investigators. According to a Humane Society statement issued today, investigators have asked the city prosecutor to issue an arrest warrant for Kirlin. Official intend to cite Kirlin on suspicion of not having proper license and vaccination on the dog, as well as insurance, which is a ne… [Read full blog post]

Another Pit Bull Strangles Self to Death in Catch Pole Noose

Taser Fire Does Nothing Country Club Hills, IL - Two days after the dramatic Omaha attack that involved a severely injured victim, several firefighters, a bent metal catch pole and a thrashing pit bull, another pit bull strangled itself to death in a catch pole noose. The question is, "How common is this?" Thankfully, the most recent victim did not endure serious injuries. Also note that police officers were able to stop the Labrador, but were unable to stop the pit bull after s… [Read full blog post]