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 »
Christina Bell and flowers left where she was killed by two pit bulls.
Dog Owners Charged
UPDATE 07/01/14: In an unexpected development, Harris County prosecutors are charging both dog owners in connection to the death of Christina Bell, who was viciously killed by at least two pit bulls in early January. Timothy Dewayne Coleman, 33, and Tiara Deshawn Thomas, 26, who owned at least one of the attacking pit bulls, are being charged under the state felony dog attack law. Click2… [Read full blog post]
Dog Shot and Killed
UPDATE 07/02/13: The Houston Chronicle reports that the dog that killed a 63-year old woman on Monday was shot to death Tuesday night. Since the attack, the animal has managed to evade deputies who mounted a serious search effort in the Woodland Hills subdivision where the attack occurred. Liberty County Sheriff's Office warned area residents to "NOT approach this dog" and to keep small children and family pets inside their home until the animal was captu… [Read full blog post]
A donation can at the Pinehill market for Tomas Jay Henio.
UPDATE 12/31/12: The Albuquerque Journal spoke to family members of the young boy who died the day after Christmas after being mauled to death by up to nine dogs. Neither the boy's mother or stepfather heard screams or barks, which could have alerted them to the attack, they told the Journal. Tomas Jay Henio had spent the evening alone sledding down a snowy hill near his mother's home. The boy was alrea… [Read full blog post]
From left: Victim Karen Gillespie and the seized white boxer-mix.
UPDATE 06/12/10: Last November, Karen Gillespie was mauled to death on a property adjacent to Howard Miller. It was reported Friday that Kentucky State Police filed misdemeanor charges against Miller for violating the county's vicious dog ordinance. The complaint comes shortly after a grand jury declined to indict Miller on a more severe felony charge. Gillespie's family was devast… [Read full blog post]
Authorities Issue Alert
Laytonville, CA - Mendocino County authorities issued an alert warning residents that two pot dogs (pit bulls) are believed to have killed two miniature horses and attacked some pygmy goats. In an earlier post, we wrote about the medical marijuana pot gardens in Mendocino County and the large number of stray pit bulls that are likely the result of these facilities. Authorities believe that after the annual harvest, growers set the "crop guarding" c… [Read full blog post]
Dan Ryan Woods Attack
River Forest, IL - On January 12, 2003, it was reported that two pit bull-mixes attacked two women joggers in the Dan Ryan Woods forest preserve -- seriously injuring one and killing another. The woman who was killed, 48-year-old Anna Cieslewicz of Evergreen Park, was a marathon runner, but even she was unable to outdistance the pit bulls that savagely killed her. Cieslewicz died of injuries she received on her arms, legs, torso and skull.
Cieslewicz was… [Read full blog post]