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 »
Foster Parent is Police Officer; Dog Adopted Out by CountyKhloe Ann Williams, 7-months old, was killed by a family dog while in foster care.
Previous Documented Bite
UPDATE 10/14/18: On Friday, during a press conference with Clearwater Police Chief Dan Slaughter, new details were released. We already knew the attack was vicious when the attorney for the biological mother stated it would likely be a closed casket funeral, but Slaughter went even further in his remarks. It w… [Read full blog post]
The Family Pit Bull Attacked the Baby 'Out of The Blue'Jase Fohs, 8-months old, was killed by a family pit bull in Lusby, Maryland.
Family Pit Bull Confirmed
UPDATE 03/24/17: At the news conference Friday, Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans said the dog that killed an 8-month old baby was a family pit bull, 6 to 8-years old. The family had raised the dog since it was a puppy. The animal attacked the baby "out of the blue," he said. The dog had no history of aggression, Evans said. The f… [Read full blog post]
Nephi Selu pictured with Kava, the family pit bull that killed the child.
Mother Speaks Out
UPDATE 06/20/13: The 2-year old male pit bull named Kava that killed a 6-year old boy was euthanized on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the dog owner was identified as Kelala Keanaaina, a San Mateo police officer, and the boy's uncle. Now the boy's mother is speaking out for the first time. Tilema Selu said Nephi was her only child. She said that Nephi was very close to the dog, which is why this comes… [Read full blog post]
Chow Kills 2-Week Old
Mesa, AZ - On Wednesday, the mother of a 2-week old baby girl -- who is a police officer with the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community -- stepped away from her baby momentarily to use the bathroom. She had left the baby in a low-lying bassinet or crib. When she returned, she discovered the family dog, a chow (or a chow-mix), had severely bitten the infant. By the time Mesa paramedics arrived the baby was unresponsive and pronounced dead on the scene.
Detec… [Read full blog post]