In the 15-year period of 2005 through 2019, canines killed 521 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (346) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
A south Texas no-kill shelter is being accused of "dog laundering" in a civil lawsuit.
The Redacted Complaint
Hidalgo County, TX - In October, a lawsuit was filed in Hidalgo County against the Palm Valley Animal Society (PVAS) located in Edinburg. The lawsuit was filed after a child was bitten in the face by a dog her family had adopted from them eight days earlier. The complaint is unlike any complaint we have read before, given the volume of details and allegations contained w… [Read full blog post]
The Dog's Owner, Jennifer Romano, Now Faces Felony Charges
After 3-year old Ronin was attacked in the face by a fake service pit bull, the owner fled.
Charge with Two Felonies
UPDATE 02/09/21: On Monday, the owner of a fake service pit bull that attacked a child in the face was charged in connection with the attack. Jennifer Romano, 46, was charged with injury to a child, a 2nd degree felony, and tampering with evidence, a 3rd degree felony. During the hearing the judge set bond at… [Read full blog post]
Jonah Jellison left his enclosed yard and was killed by a loose pit bull in Hunt County.
Pit Bull Kills Child
Quinlan, TX - A toddler is dead after being attacked by a dog, according to the Hunt County Sheriff's Office. On June 29, about 11:10 am, Hunt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 9900 block of Private Road 3820 in the Easy Living addition of Hawk Cover for a dog bite. The first deputy at the scene observed a toddler in the roadway who sustained major trauma due to a… [Read full blog post]
Sharon Baldwin, 60, died after being mauled by a pit bull brought to her home a week earlier.
Mauling by Canine
Fort Worth, TX - On April 12, a 60-year old woman died after being mauled by a dog, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office. Sharon Baldwin died due to "mauling by canine," states the examiner's website. The manner of death was an accident. The attack occurred on March 28 in the 800 block of East Hammond Street at Baldwin's home. A man who stayed at her hom… [Read full blog post]