Nelson Cabrera, 15, died after being attacked by three pit bulls in Irving, Texas.
Dog Owner Knew Victim
UPDATE 08/13/19: On August 12, a Spanish speaking news outlet, Univision, added new dimensions to this boy's mauling death -- view the URL in Chrome to translate. According to the owner of the pit bulls, Guillermor Lorenzo, "the young man had stayed a few days in his house due to a favor he wanted to do to the minor. However, the owner of the house had canceled access to the prope… [Read full blog post]
Study: Injury Prevention Requires "Vigilant Adult Supervision"A summary of a recent Central Texas pediatric study about dog bite injuries.
Temple, TX - Last fall, the Journal of Pediatric Surgery accepted a study from researchers at Texas A&M University Health Science Center in Temple, Texas. The study was recently assigned to the journal's July 2019 volume. We summarize this powerful study in advance, as critical elements stand out: the number of ca… [Read full blog post]
Johana Villafane, 33, died after her own pit bulls attacked her in Irving, Texas.
Vet Issues Statement
UPDATE 03/27/19: The veterinarian at O'Connor Animal Hospital, where Johana Villafane was brutally killed by her two pit bulls on March 23, and where the dogs had been staying in quarantine after a March 15 bite, has a released a statement. Dr. James Kang, DVM, stated Villafane's dogs were so aggressive his staff could not walk them and told Villafane the clinic could not kee… [Read full blog post]
Jimmy Lee Grigg, 53, died after being attacked by three dogs near Santa Fe, Texas.Cause of Death
UPDATE 03/20/19: Jimmy Grigg died of blood loss from the dog attack, confirmed Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochessett to the Alvin Sun Wednesday. Trochessett received confirmation last Friday about the cause of death. Jimmy lived on the same property in the 5600 block of Highland Road with several other family members. The Griggs have owned the property for decades, report… [Read full blog post]