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 »
Pit Bull Owner Found Guilty of Harboring a Vicious Dog
Mitchell Slayden was attacked by two pit bulls on July 2 in Farmington, Kentucky.
Bouland Found Guilty
UPDATE 03/12/17: Multiple events have occurred since we last published about this severe attack. Last July, 22-year old Mitchelle Slayden was riding his bicycle when he entered the driveway of a home belonging to 27-year old Chris Bouland. Mitchell was looking for his cousin, who formerly lived at the home. When Mitche… [Read full blog post]
UPDATE 05/30/14: In case readers missed Blackfish, a 2013 documentary about a killer whale living in captivity involved in the deaths of three people, most recently a trainer at SeaWorld, you might not fully understand the "ponytail" excuse. This excuse is not a product of Steve Klemetti -- owners of killer dogs rarely have original ideas -- but rather an excuse popularized by SeaWorld after the death of Dawn Brancheau in 2010. Blackfish pulverized SeaWo… [Read full blog post]
Cocke County, TN - In one of the most uplifting stories DogsBite.org has ever posted about, an outpouring of community support along with Shriners Hospitals for Children has created a remarkable new chapter in the life of a young Tennessee pit bull mauling victim. In August 2011, Brandon Williams, then 10-years old, was horribly mauled by two loose dogs (See: Recovery photos). He suffered the loss of both ears along with extensive injuries to other parts of… [Read full blog post]
Pit bull scalp attack victim Kenny Allen.
Rock Hill, SC - Another young victim has been added to the list of pit bull scalp attack injuries cataloged by DogsBite.org. 11-year old Kenny Allen endured a devastating attack last Wednesday when he went to a neighbor's home to borrow a blender. As he entered the yard, the neighbor's pit bull broke free from a "rigged cable" it was attached to and attacked.1 Kenny's right hand and arm were badly bitten and a large secti… [Read full blog post]
Kalamazoo, MI - On Wednesday, WKZO radio host Lori Moore will talk with Assistant City Attorney Don Bauermeister of Council Bluffs about the Kalamazoo fatal pit bull mauling, as well as the "non-bite" incident that nearly severed State Senator Bert Johnson's hand.1 In 2004, Bauermeister helped pass the Council Bluffs pit bull ban and in 2008, played an active role in supporting the Omaha pit bull law that was formed after a pit bull partially scalped a little girl.
Live Broad… [Read full blog post]
Pit bull attack victim, Tyah Norris.
UPDATE 01/03/11: The family of Tyah Norris has released recovery photos of Tyah four months after she was mauled by three pit bulls. Tyah endured hundreds of stitches, multiple surgeries and spent nearly three weeks at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital following the incident. Her visits to the hospital since have shifted from weekly to monthly. Like most pit bull scalp attack victims, Tyah underwent skin grafting and wil… [Read full blog post]
From left: Brianna Watkins, offending pit bull and its owner Demetrius Miles.
Columbus, GA - Last November, 12-year old Brianna Watkins was brutally attacked by a pit bull that scaled a 5-foot fence to get into her yard. She initially thought the dog was trying to play with her, until the animal tripped her1 and began attacking her head. Brianna suffered the lost of most of her scalp, both ears and facial nerve damage to the extent that she can no longer smile. In Ja… [Read full blog post]
Owner Claims Dogs
UPDATE 05/16/09: On Friday, the owner of the two pit bulls appeared at the county animal shelter to identify the two male dogs. Authorities said that the owner, Jamie Whitmer, signed over custody of the animals. Following the 10-day quarantine, the dogs will be euthanized. Since no previous animal-related charges have been filed against the owner (owners must first receive a warning before being issued a citation) it's unlikely that any charges will be fi… [Read full blog post]