Step-Grandfather and Grandmother Indicted on Murder Charges
Olivia Floyd, 7, was killed by a relative's rottweiler in Augusta County, Virginia.
Extensive Criminal Charges
UPDATE 05/17/22: On May 13, 2022, multiple arrests were carried out by Waynesboro and Augusta County law enforcement officers in connection to the death of a 7-year old girl. Olivia Floyd was killed by a rottweiler while visiting her step-grandfather's home in January. One day after the deadly attac… [Read full blog post]
Photo: Virginia State Capitol by Jim Bowen, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)
Richmond, VA - Back in late September, dog bite victims' advocate Bonny Lee sent a compelling letter to the candidates running for Virginia Governor, Glenn Youngkin and Terry McAuliffe. Lee is part of a loose coalition of Virginia citizens (the dog safety committee) who have been attacked by loose dogs or have had their own domestic pets or livestock killed by dogs. Lee has been active in legislat… [Read full blog post]
A sign outside the home where a sleeping infant was killed by a "vicious canine" in Hampton.
GoFundMe Tall Tale
UPDATE 10/29/20: A GoFundMe identifies the infant as Michelle Ocean Rae Carr. We must point out two parts of the family's statement. One, "Lane" the family German shepherd was not Michelle's "brother." Nor did this canine love or watch over "her with love." This is the very type of anthropomorphizing that can and does lead to fatal dog maulings of infants each year. No… [Read full blog post]
Demi Witherspoon, 2-years old, was killed by a family pit bull in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Pit Bull Kills Child
Portsmouth, VA - A young child is dead after being attacked by a family pit bull in Portsmouth. On Monday, police were dispatched to a home in the 5600 block of Darby Close at 1:53 pm, according to Misty Holley with the Portsmouth Police Department. When officers and paramedics arrived, they found the 2-year old suffering life-threatening injuries. The child was trans… [Read full blog post]