In the 13-year period of 2005 through 2017, canines killed 433 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (284) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
Fatal Pit Bull Attack in San Diego, California
The rehomed male, neutered pit bull-mix in quarantine after killing a 3-day old baby.
Passed Assessment Test
UPDATE 04/29/16: On July 7, 2015, a 6-year old boy in North Carolina was killed by a male, neutered pit bull that was rehomed by the Asheville Humane Society 3-weeks earlier. The pit bull had passed the SAFER temperament test before being adopted. Now, just 8-months later in San Diego, a male pit bull-mix rehomed by the San D… [Read full blog post]
Contributions being taken for Remedios Romero-Solares.
UPDATE 12/07/12: Yesterday, The Fallbrook Village News released an update about the fatal dog mauling of Remedios Romero-Solares. Authorities have still not released the names of the owners of the dogs, but county records show that Jose Hernandez and Guillermina Hernandez are the owners of the property. Friends of the family, who asked to remain anonymous, said that the couple’s son Edga… [Read full blog post]
Occupy Maul Street
DogsBite.org - Occupy Maul Street has been creating posts since June of this year. The most recent post comments on the current state of "Animal Un-Control" in the United States; how many animal control departments1 proliferate pro-pit bull propaganda at the cost of human and animal victims. The blogger consistently embraces a sobering sarcasm and also offers data "mashups" -- pulling source data from multiple places and creating a derivative work tha… [Read full blog post]
Fourth Death by County Pit Bull in One Year
Offending pit bull picked up a week earlier in Balboa Park in San Diego.1
U.S. Pit Bull Kills
Tijuana - Last Thursday, a 4-year old Tijuana girl was mauled to death by her grandfather's new pit bull. Godofredo Cruz Martinez, 55-years old, said he found the dog in Balboa Park in San Diego a week earlier. He brought the dog home because it seemed "very playful." The pit bull was tied up in the family's yard when it attacked and killed América V… [Read full blog post]
Tyzhel Latella McWilliams seen next to Zulu, which later killed the baby.
The Nanny Dog
UPDATE 06/19/12: The mother of an infant killed by a family pit bull last week called the baby's death a "tragic accident" and expressed disbelief that the very Nanny dog pit bull that seemed to "watch over the infant like a protective parent" would fatally bite her baby. "Never in my life I thought that would happen," the mother said in an interview Monday. The 27-year old mother moved into th… [Read full blog post]
Postal worker Diane Jansen, 59, died of a stroke after being attacked by a pit bull.
Victim Dies After Dog Attack
Escondido, CA - A postal worker that was attacked by a pit bull on March 1 has died, reports The San Diego Union Tribune. The San Diego County medical examiner's office identified the victim as 59-year old Diane Jansen. She died Sunday at Palomar Medical Center. The cause of death was listed as left basal ganglia hemorrhagic stroke due to hypertensive atheroscleroti… [Read full blog post]
New Charges Filed
UPDATE 01/18/12: Authorities filed new charges against the owners of two pit bulls that savagely mauled a woman, who later died from her injuries. The new charges against Alba Cornelio and her daughter, Carla Cornelio, include involuntary manslaughter and death from a mischievous animal. Both pleaded not guilty. In a previous court hearing, their defense attorney, Donovan Dunnion, claimed that the dogs were "running away from a swarm of bees" at the tim… [Read full blog post]
Mother of Child Killed by Dog Sentenced to Probation by Judge
Valerie Grace Carlson, 30-years old, sentenced after the mauling death of her son.
Mother Sentenced archived
UPDATE 09/29/11: The mother of a 2-year old boy mauled to death by a dog while she was in a "drunken stupor" in her Tierrasanta home was sentenced to 5-years probation. Valerie Grace Carlson, 30, was also ordered by Judge Laura Halgren to complete a one-year jail term. Since her arrest back in April, combined… [Read full blog post]