2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Family Pit Bull-Mix Kills 4-Year Old Boy in Bexar County, Texas

Noah died after a tethered, male pit bull-mix latched onto his neck and shook him. Male Pit Bull-Mix UPDATE 03/27/18: A member of Noah's family shared with KENS 5 News more details about the family dog that attacked and killed the little boy Sunday in Converse. The animal is a male pit bull-mix, named Bam Bam. The dog was given to the family as a gift three years ago. Jon Ramirez, a family friend, said he had seen Noah and Bam Bam interact well in the past. The pit bull-mix was chained t… [Read full blog post]

2015 Dog Bite Fatality: 7-Year Old Boy Mauled to Death by Dogs in Canyon Lake, Texas

Multiple Dogs Kill Boy Canyon Lake, TX - For the second time in just over a year, dogs have inflicted a deadly attack in Comal County, Texas. On Saturday evening, 7-year old Gaege Ramirez was fatally attacked by multiple dogs at a home in the Canyon Lake area. The attack occurred at a home on the 2100 block of Rocky Ridge Loop. The boy was airlifted to University Hospital in San Antonio where doctors tried to save the lives of two elderly pit bull mauling victims in 2014, neither surv… [Read full blog post]

2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Comal County Woman, 75, Dies After Pit Bull Attack

Peter Lucas, 49, and Rachelle Kay Lucas, 47, taken into custody on June 9. Dog Owners Arrested UPDATE 06/11/14: On June 4, 2014 a Comal County grand jury indicted Rachelle Kay Lucas, 47, and Peter Lucas, 49, both of Canyon Lake, for allowing their two pit bulls to roam free and cause the death of Betty Clark, according to court documents obtained by the Herald-Zeitung. The grand jury found enough evidence existed to try the couple on a charge of attack by dog resulting in death. Th… [Read full blog post]

2014 Dog Bite Fatality: San Antonio Woman, 83, Dies After Pit Bull Attack

Felony Charge, Owner Jailed UPDATE 12/12/14: In what may be the first felony charges brought by Bexar County officials under Lillian's Law, 34-year old Perla Rojas was indicted on November 24 on a charge of a dangerous dog attack leading to death, according to court records. The second-degree felony carries up to 20-years in prison if convicted. On March 31, Rojas' two pit bulls brutally attacked 83-year old Petra Aguirre in her own backyard. Aguirre died at University Hosp… [Read full blog post]

Texas Doctors Produce Study: Mortality, Mauling and Maiming by Vicious Dogs

April 2011 - Issue 4 San Antonio, TX - In April, the Annals of Surgery, a highly referenced international surgery journal established in 1885, published a study about severe and fatal injuries inflicted by pit bulls. The study, "Mortality, Mauling, and Maiming by Vicious Dogs," examined the medical records of patients admitted to the level I trauma center of San Antonio University Hospital with dog bite injuries over a 15-year period. The results bore the grim reality of pi… [Read full blog post]

2009 Dog Bite Fatality: 7-Month Old Boy Killed by Great-Grandmother's Pit Bulls in San Antonio

Izaiah Cox, 7-months old, was killed by his great-grandmother's two pit bulls. Great-Grandmother Named UPDATE 04/01/09: The grandmother has been identified as the toddler's 58-year old great-grandmother, Irma Barrera.1 Her two pit bulls, Cane and Wrinkle, were both male and unaltered. Barrera said she placed the baby on her bed then went into the kitchen to get a bottle for the baby. That's when the pit bulls broke through the baby gate and attacked the infant. Barrera sai… [Read full blog post]