2010 Dog Bite Fatality: 2-Year Old San Bernardino Boy Killed by Family Pit Bull

Front cover and anti-BSL article in Atomic Dogg, Winter 2010, Issue 12. Parents Adored Pits UPDATE 05/29/10: It was also reported Friday that the child's parents were pit bull aficionados. According to the Press-Enterprise, though the blinds were drawn at the family's home on Friday, pasted in a front window of the home was a sticker for Atomic Dogg Magazine, a magazine devoted to the "American Bully Breed," which is a pit bull characterized by a stocky body and oversized hea… [Read full blog post]

2010 Dog Bite Fatality: Pet Pit Bull Kills 3-Year Old Boy in Apple Valley

Omar Martinez, 3-years old, was killed by his family's pet pit bull. No Criminal Charges UPDATE 01/12/10: Investigators say they have found no evidence of negligence and have concluded that the death of Omar Martinez was a "misfortunate incident." This conclusion was drawn despite the pit bull's documented 30-year track record of seriously injuring and killing innocent children. At what point will authorities hold parents accountable for these preventable deaths? It… [Read full blog post]

2007 Dog Bite Fatality: Kelly Caldwell Killed Pit Bulls on Christmas Day in Yermo, California

Pit Bull Owners Arrested and Charged with a Felony Dog Owners Arrested UPDATE 09/18/08: The owners of the pit bulls that brutally killed Kelly Caldwell on Christmas Day have been arrested. Jeffrey Dwayne King Jr. 23, and John Allan Peterson, 23, of Yermo were arrested in Barstow on September 17 and booked into jail on suspicion of failure to control a mischievous animal, resulting in death, a felony. In a photo taken by the Desert Dispatch on December 27, 2007, pit bull owner Je… [Read full blog post]