2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Kills Toddler in the Middle of the Night During July 4th Party in Joliet, Illinois

Marley Wilander, 17-months old, was killed by a pit bull during a July 4th party. Dog Kills Toddler Joliet, IL - Another baby is dead after being mauled by a pit bull in the middle of the night. Joliet Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a home in the 1800 block of Cumberland Drive about 1:30 am Sunday. When responders arrived, the child's father was holding the 17-month old girl, who had been attacked by a pit bull-mix, Joliet Fire Chief Greg Blaskey said. She was transported by ambul… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Unreported Fatal Pit Bull Mauling of 2-Year Old Boy in Stockton, California

Brice Sanders, 2-years old, died on June 1 after being attacked by a pit bull. Fatal Attack Confirmed UPDATE 06/11/20: On Thursday, Stockton police confirmed that a pit bull killed a 2-year old boy. The attack occurred about 9:00 pm on May 31, while the boy's family was visiting a Weston Ranch home. Brice Sanders was airlifted to University of California, Davis Medical Center, where he died early the next morning. The pit bull continues to be held in quarantine at Stockton Anim… [Read full blog post]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Dighton Dog Attack Leaves a 14-Year Old Boy Dead and a Community Mourning

Ryan Hazel, 14, was found dead after after a dog attack in Dighton, Massachusetts. Final Report Issued UPDATE 06/21/19: The Bristol County District Attorney's Office released its undated final report determining there is no basis for filing criminal charges in connection to the death of a 14-year old boy. On May 9, 2019, five dogs at a property on Maple Swamp Road brutally killed Ryan Hazel. The dogs and property belong to Scott Dunmore, who was away during the attack. Ryan re… [Read full blog post]

2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Family Pit Bull Kills 2-Year Old Boy in Louisville, Kentucky

On Thursday, Isaiah Geiling, 2, was mauled to death by a family pit bull in Louisville. Three People Indicted UPDATE 07/23/19: Three people have been indicted after the fatal dog mauling of a 2-year old boy back in May. Jack Charpring Jr., 50, and Sharon (Sharyn) Charpring, 53, are both charged with second-degree manslaughter in connection to the brutal death of Isaiah Geiling. The Charprings reside at the home in the 3800 block of Grand Avenue where the deadly attack occurre… [Read full blog post]