Criminal Trial: Babysitter Jena Wright Found Guilty After Her Pit Bull Brutally Killed a Little Girl While Under her Care

Jury Verdict: Babysitter is Guilty on All Four CountsBabysitter Sentenced UPDATE 07/13/15: On Monday, a Jasper County judge sentenced Jena Maria Wright, 27, to no more than 10-years in prison in connection to the dog mauling death of 4-year old Jordyn Arndt. Back in May, a jury convicted Wright on all four counts after Wright's pit bull savagely killed Jordyn while under her care on April 22, 2013. Wright was found guilty of felony child endangerment resulting in death, felo… [Read full blog post]

Aurora Voters Favor Keeping Pit Bull Ban by Wide Margin in First General Election Vote

64% Voted in Favor of Keeping the City's Pit Bull BanUPDATE: November 24, Final Election Results Final election results have been posted for all three counties. The final results for Proposition 2D in Adams County shows a 60% to 40% margin in favor of keeping the pit bull ban (total votes 6,744). Arapahoe County, which contains the bulk of the Aurora voters, shows a 65% to 35% margin in favor of keeping the pit bull ban (total votes 92,747). Douglas County, with only a small numbe… [Read full blog post]

Criminal Trial: Arkansas Mother and Daughter on Trial for Fatal Dog Mauling of Joan Kappen

One of Two Victims Killed by Littermate Dogs in a 5-Month PeriodThe victim's grieving husband and best friend, Norbert "Hans" Kappen, attends criminal trial. Both Found Guilty archived UPDATE 10/09/14: Some of our readers followed the live Twitter feed last night as the jury deliberated and reached a verdict. Though both were found guilty, Brande Coy was only found guilty of "misdemeanor" negligent homicide. Brande had been charged with felony manslaughter and deserve… [Read full blog post]

DogsBite.org Launches Campaign: Pledge to Become Informed

Fatal Pit Bull Attacks Sharply Rise in 2013DogsBite.org - Today we launched an urgent pledge campaign on Causes.com to inform more Americans about the escalation of fatal pit bull attacks this year. In the first 5 months of 2013, pit bulls inflicted 13 of the 14 attacks that resulted in human death -- 93%. This is well above the average of 60% over the combined 8-year period of 2005 to 2012. If the current rate of fatalities inflicted by pit bulls continues, 33 Americans will lose… [Read full blog post]

Maryland Pit Bull Task Force Forum Live Tweeting June 19th @Supportthecourt

DogsBite.org - Join us @Supportthecourt, Tuesday June 19th at 10:00 am (EST) as we tweet in real time the Pit Bull Task Force Forum unfolding in Annapolis, Maryland. Entities invited to the forum to discuss the Court of Appeals ruling in Tracey v. Solesky will include many seeking to undo the Court's ruling. Kevin A. Dunne, who represents the Solesky family (and commanded the two-hour Midday with Dan Rodricks show last Friday), will be present along with Anthony Solesky.new… [Read full blog post]