2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Mauled to Death by Pack of Dogs in Southwest Memphis

Mario Moore, 40, was killed by a pack of dogs early Thursday morning in Memphis. Authorities Were Warned UPDATE 07/23/19: On Friday, Nikita Fullilove described how four large dogs attacked her on Wednesday, the day before possibly the same roaming pack of dogs killed 40-year old Mario Moore. Fullilove pointed out the home where she believes the owner lives. “The owner, she know her dogs attack people,” Fullilove told Local Memphis. This week another resident, Sherry Pruit… [Read full blog post]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Elderly Woman Mauled by Pack of Dogs in Pickett County Dies

Bessie "Jill" Peterson, 88, died Tuesday after being mauled by a pack of dogs. Breed Clarification UPDATE 04/24/19: The local newspaper, The Pickett County Press, recently clarified the breeds involved in the brutal mauling death of 88-year old Jill Peterson. Sheriff Dowdy stated that the veterinarian report determined that each of the six dogs is a mixed-breed. One of the dogs "could have had some type of shepherd mix," reports The Press, but none of the dogs had pit bull fe… [Read full blog post]

2017 Dog Bite Fatality: Family Mastiffs Kill 5-Year Old Boy in Clarksville, Tennessee

Home where two English mastiffs killed a 5-year old boy in Clarksville. Mastiffs Kill Boy Clarksville, TN - A 5-year old boy is dead after being attacked by two family dogs Thursday morning, according to a news release from the Clarksville Police Department. At about 8:20 am, emergency responders were dispatched to a home on Charles Thomas Road. They found the 5-year old boy with "extensive injuries." He was transported to Tennova Medical Center, where he died of his injurie… [Read full blog post]

2015 Dog Bite Fatality: Newly Adopted Rottweiler Kills Owner in Madison County, Tennessee

Anthony Riggs, 57, was killed within hours after adopting a rottweiler from a county shelter. No Evaluation Policy archived UPDATE 11/18/15: Earlier this week, The Jackson Sun reported that the rottweiler that killed Anthony Riggs was a stray picked up by a city employee 5-days before its adoption, according to Kim Tedford, the director of the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department. At about 10:30 am on November 12, Riggs brought his new dog to show to his son Th… [Read full blog post]