2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Attacks, Kills Man During a Loud Argument in Joliet, Illinois

A pit bull killed a 46-year old man during a loud argument in Joliet, Illinois. Pit Bull Kills Man Joliet, IL - A 46-year old man is dead after being attacked by a pit bull in Joliet, marking the sixth fatal dog mauling in Illinois this year. The vicious attack occurred in the 1200 block of Arthur Avenue. A Joliet Fire ambulance crew was called to the home at 6:27 pm Thursday for a dog bite incident, according to fire chief Greg Blaskey. The man was found on the floor with no pulse. He was… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Killed, Two Daughters Injured by Family Pit Bulls in McCurtain County, Oklahoma

A woman died Friday after being attacked by two pit bulls in McCurtain County, Oklahoma. Woman Killed by Pit Bulls McCurtain County, OK - On Friday evening, we learned on social media that a woman in her 70s was killed by a family pit bull near Broken Bow. Today, the McCurtain Gazette confirmed her death -- this newspaper does not have a website or a Facebook page. The unnamed victim suffered "extremely severe" facial lacerations, a "partially amputated left leg" and numerous b… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Charged with Murder After Violent Pit Bull Attack in Rockcastle County, Kentucky

Donald Abner, 55, died after being mauled by a pit bull in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Sentenced to Prison UPDATE 11/09/22: In October, a woman charged in connection to the death of 55-year old Donald Abner pleaded guilty to murder. Melissa Wolke, who gave commands to her pit bull to attack Abner while she repeatedly punched him in the face, accepted a guilty plea in exchange for 20 years in prison. During an interview with police after the attack, Wolke said she was going "red… [Read full blog post]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: 19-Year Old Girl Dies After Brutal Attack by Pack of Dogs in Knox County

Adrieanna O'Shea, 19-years old, died after five dogs attacked her in Knox County. Victim Did Not Survive Knox County, TN - Multiple family members confirm on social media that 19-year old Adrieanna O'Shea did not survive her injuries. On Friday, August 23, Adrieanna was viciously attacked by five dogs while visiting a property on Crescent Drive. The pack contained multiple mastiff-mixes, a rottweiler-mix and a pit bull. Adrieanna had been returning to the home after leav… [Read full blog post]