2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Dighton Dog Attack Leaves a 14-Year Old Boy Dead and a Community Mourning

Ryan Hazel, 14, was found dead after after a dog attack in Dighton, Massachusetts. Final Report Issued UPDATE 06/21/19: The Bristol County District Attorney's Office released its undated final report determining there is no basis for filing criminal charges in connection to the death of a 14-year old boy. On May 9, 2019, five dogs at a property on Maple Swamp Road brutally killed Ryan Hazel. The dogs and property belong to Scott Dunmore, who was away during the attack. Ryan re… [Read full blog post]

Criminal Trial Ends for Former Officer Whose 'Retired' Dual-Certified Police K-9 Killed a Man and Injured a Woman

Alex Geiger, 27, Faced Three Felony Counts After Vicious Attacks From left, David Fear, Betty Long, Alex Geiger and Sgt. Juan Leon holding up a photo of Neo. The criminal trial has ended for former police officer Alex Geiger. In 2016, his "retired" attack-trained k-9 killed a man and injured a woman. Please see the complete timeline of events. Acquitted on All Charges On Friday, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty on all three counts after a former officer's "retired" att… [Read full blog post]

Why Breed Matters in Service Dogs and Why Pit Bull Service Dogs are a Bad Idea

DogsBite.org - After Delta Air Lines issued a new policy on June 20, limiting emotional support dogs to one per person and banning pit bulls as service and support dogs, we reviewed top service dog organizations and their selected breed types. These dog breeds are overwhelmingly Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers, Labrador-golden mixes and standard poodles. Primarily, pit bull "breed advocate" groups, one who failed miserably, are pushing "pit bull service dogs.… [Read full blog post]

Preliminary Hearing of Former Police Officer Whose 'Personal' Dual-Certified K-9 Killed a Man and Injured a Woman

Alex Geiger, 25, Faces Three Felonies After Vicious Mauling Death Former officer Alex Geiger, 25, faces felonies after his "personal" police-trained K-9 killed a man. Geiger Will Stand Trial UPDATE 07/20/17: On Wednesday, Superior Court Judge Hugh Mullin III ruled the criminal case against a former Grover Beach police officer will move forward. On December 13, Alex Geiger's attack-trained police K-9, which he kept as a "personal" pet after leaving the Exeter K-9 unit in… [Read full blog post]