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 »
Dog Bite Injury Severity and Bowl-A-Thon Event
DogsBite.org - In an ongoing tradition, we comment during National Dog Bite Prevention Week that there is no National Dog Mauling Prevention Week, a far more serious health and safety issue. The distinction between preventing dog "bites" and preventing dog "maulings" -- injuries involving maiming, loss of limbs and death -- is urgent. Over 600 jurisdictions in the U.S. regulate dangerous dog breeds, primarily pit bulls, to… [Read full blog post]
Calls Out Failure to Protect the Public
Ipswich, MA - Last summer, Massachusetts legislators passed S.2192 that overhauled the state's animal control laws. As has been done before in legislative "overhauls," lobbying groups inserted a statewide anti-BSL clause mainly unnoticed. Passage of the bill immediately removed pit bull laws in Boston and other cities. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Councilman Rob Consalvo were outraged and submitted new legislation to return… [Read full blog post]
Emma Cranford and Miss Universe Canada, Sahar Biniaz.
Angelic Figure Appears
British Columbia, CA - On August 23, 4-year old Emma Cranford of White Rock was suddenly attacked by a pet pit bull while attending a family gathering. "Bite is not even the word," her mother Elizabeth Cranford told Peace Arch News. "She latched onto her neck and took a chunk. The bottom part of her right ear, right up to the chin was demolished." At the time of the attack, Emma was visiting her uncle's ho… [Read full blog post]
Extremely DangerousFort Wayne, IN - Earlier today, The News-Sentinel published an article in the community section by resident Bob Rinearson (Once again, pit bulls are to blame for extreme violence against people). Rinearson describes in vivid detail arriving on scene where an 11-year old boy and a man had just been brutalized by two pit bulls. It is a powerful piece that captures the extreme violence of a pit bull attack. Prior to this incident, the same dogs had mauled an el… [Read full blog post]
Pit bull attack victims: Bridgetta Hadley and Duane VanLanHam.
Judge Ups Sentence
UPDATE 0608/10: Despite the oddly "carved up" verdict in the case against Anthony Hunt, County Circuit Judge Janet M. Boes did not hesitate in sentencing Hunt beyond the Department of Corrections recommendation by two years. Boes sentenced Hunt to five to eight years in prison. Hunt had asked Boes to follow the correction's guidelines and give him a "straddle cell"1 sentence, or one that wou… [Read full blog post]
Listen to Interview
Indianapolis, IN - On March 5, radio talk show host Greg Browning interviewed Assistant City Attorney Don Bauermeister about the Council Bluffs, Iowa pit bull ban. The interview followed two pit bull attacks that occurred on March 4 in Indianapolis. One of the incidents involved victim James Bates, who was attacked by a pit bull that had been recently adopted from the Human Society of Indianapolis. The other incident involved police officer Jeffrey Vie… [Read full blog post]
From left: Dominic, Brian Nevill, Shelly Burnett, the injuries and collapsible dog pen.
Dangerous By Default
On Saturday, April 28, 2007, Anthony Solesky's son and two other boys were attacked by a pit bull that broke free from its pen. Anthony's son, Dominic, suffered life-altering injuries in the attack. "Dangerous By Default"1 is a first hand account by Dominic's father about the attack and what happened afterward. In a raw, powerful, and at times explosive voice, Anth… [Read full blog post]