2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Rottweilers Kill Grandmother, Injure Two Grandchildren, One Critically, in Robeson County

The Pack of Rottweilers Belonged to the Grandmother's Brother Esta Currier, 73-years old, was brutally killed by four rottweilers in Robeson County, Involuntary Manslaughter UPDATE 12/31/19: Just over a year after a pack of rottweilers killed a grandmother and severely injured two of her grandchildren, criminal charges have been filed. Brenda and Carey Walters are charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection to the death of 73-year old Esta Currier, accordin… [Read full blog post]

2016 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Kills Child, Injures Another in Lumberton, North Carolina

Talan West, 7, was killed by a pit bull. From left, his family members: brother, mother and father. Ordinance Passes UPDATE 06/15/16: Five months after 7-year old Talan West was mauled to death by a neighbor's pit bull, the city of Lumberton passed a pit bull ordinance. The new ordinance, passed in a 5-3 vote, is based upon the ordinance in Edenton. Talan's mother, Jamie West, was a powerful force behind the passage of the new law, which declares pit bulls "potentially vicious.… [Read full blog post]

2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Dies After Violent Pit Bull Attack in Robeson County

Alemeaner Dial, 83, died after being attacked by her granddaughter's pit bulls. Dog Mauling Victim Dies archived Rowland, NC - On October 25, 83-year old Alemeaner Dial suffered catastrophic injuries inflicted by four pit bulls belonging to her granddaughter. She had been sitting on her front porch when the dogs pulled her off and mauled her. She was taken to New Hanover Medical Center then airlifted to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Six days later, it was reported that Dial w… [Read full blog post]

2012 Dog Bite Fatality: Pembroke 'Dog Rescuer' Killed by Rescued Pit Bulls

Mary Jo Hunt was mauled to death by a pack of her own rescue dogs in Pembroke. Claws and Paws Rescue UPDATE 10/04/12: Several issues are clarified in the FayObserver.com article today. Mary Jo Hunt of 17 Sharon Lane in Pembroke lived with her sister Deborah Jacobs, according to a neighbor who would not provide his name. Both women worked for the Robeson County Claws and Paws Rescue. Glenna Hicks, the chairwoman of the rescue's board, said all of the seized dogs had been up for adop… [Read full blog post]