2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Family Pit Bull-Mix Kills Owner After Attacking Her Two Separate Times in Ventura County

Ventura County Animal Services Returned Dog After Earlier Attacks Maria Crawford, 54, was killed by a family pit bull-mix on June 28, 2019. Prior to this, the dog had attacked her head region two times inflicting serious injuries, including ripping off one of her ears. After the first two attacks, Ventura County Animal Services returned the dog to the family, despite the dog's escalating owner-directed aggression targeting the owner's face and head region. During 2019, p… [Read full blog post]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman, 49, Dies After Being Mauled by Her Two Rescue Great Danes in Warren County, Ohio

Mary Matthews, 49-years old, was killed by her two rescue great danes on Friday. Family Speaks Out UPDATE 11/07/19: After publishing our post, we received confirmation from two separate sources that the female black great dane named "Caitlyn" was not involved in the attack that killed Mary Matthews on November 1. In mid January, the owner of Caitlyn rehomed the dog to Matthews. Six days later, the owner picked Caitlyn back up. After learning of Matthews' death, the owner wro… [Read full blog post]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Killed by Family Pit Bulls in Bay City, Michigan

Brandy Boschen-O'Dell, 41, was killed by one or more pit bulls in Bay City, Michigan. Boyfriend's Dogs UPDATE 11/12/19: On November 1, the Bay City Department of Public Safety reported they were dispatched to a residence in the 3200 block of Westshore Drive. On their arrival, they found a 41-year old woman deceased. An autopsy determined her death was caused "from several bites made by one or more dogs that were pets." Two pit bull-type dogs were removed from the home. One medi… [Read full blog post]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Greenville Woman Severely Mauled by Her Own Dogs Dies Hours Later

Nancy Cherryl Burgess-Dismuke, 52, died of "extremely severe" dog bite injuries. Clarifications UPDATE 02/28/19: Katora Strickland, the dog mauling victim's niece, goes by Strickland Linda on Facebook. When Fox Carolina interviewed Strickland after Nancy Burgess-Dismuke's horrific mauling death, they flashed a photo showing two pit bulls and a chihuahua lying on and near a bed. The interview also stated that Burgess-Dismuke had seven dogs in her household. But the… [Read full blog post]