Fatal Rottweiler Attacks - The Archival Record

An archive of U.S. children and adults mauled to death by rottweilers since 1978. DogsBite.org - Combining DogsBite.org dog bite fatality statistics with research provided by a volunteer produced a significant archival collection of fatal rottweiler attacks dating back to 1978. Of the 125 victims recorded from 1978 through 2021, 76% (95) were children ages 11-years and younger. Of these children, the large majority, 73% (69), were ages 4-years and younger. California… [Read full blog post]

2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Boy Killed by Dogs Being Fostered at Grandfather's Home in Doña Ana County, New Mexico

Three Family Members Charged with Felony Offenses Avery Jackson-Dunphy, 6, was killed by dogs being fostered by his grandparents. Family Members Charged UPDATE 08/01/22: Three family members have been charged in connection to the death of 6-year old Avery Jackson-Dunphy last November. His mother, Danika Jackson, 33, is charged with reckless child abuse resulting in death. His grandfather, Kevin Owens, 61, is charged with two felony counts, reckless child abuse resul… [Read full blog post]

2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Newborn Killed by Family Pit Bull in Johnston County, North Carolina

A newborn baby boy was killed by a family pit bull in Johnston County, North Carolina. Family Dog Kills Infant Kenly, NC - A newborn baby boy is dead after being attacked by a pit bull. Just after 5:00 am, Kenly Police and emergency responders were dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of South Church Street. Arriving officers discovered that a male infant had been attacked inside the home by a female pit bull. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and Johnston Cou… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Recently Adopted Pit Bull-Mix Kills Woman, Severely Injures Owner in Margate, Florida

Location where a pit bull-mix killed a woman and injured her son in Margate, Florida. Stray Pit Bulls as Pets UPDATE 09/06/20: On August 28, Carolyn Varanese was killed by Smokey, a dog her son Joseph had adopted several weeks earlier. Joseph was badly injured in the attack while trying to save her. Miami-Dade Animal Services picked up Smokey as an injured stray on June 16. The dog was covered in bite marks and tested positive for heartworm and Ehrlichia. The dog had a 52-day shel… [Read full blog post]