2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Boy Killed by Dogs Being Fostered at Grandfather's Home in Doña Ana County, New Mexico

Avery Jackson-Dunphy, 6, was mauled to death by dogs being fostered by his grandparents. Municipal Shelter Dogs UPDATE 12/31/21: Weeks after the mauling death of 6-year old Avery Jackson-Dunphy it was revealed that three of the six dogs that were quickly euthanized after his death were foster dogs from the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley (ASCMV), just as we initially suspected. ASCMV operates through a joint powers agreement between the governing bodies of t… [Read full blog post]

2021 Dog Bite Fatality: 7-Month Old Baby Killed by Large Family Dog in Sevier County, Tennessee

A 7-month old baby boy died after being attacked by a St. Bernard in Sevier County. Infant Killed by Dog Sevier County, TN - Sevier County Sheriff Ron Seals issued a press release Monday afternoon stating that a 7-month baby died after being attacked by a family dog. On Sunday, emergency responders were dispatched to a home on Apache Lane at about 6:15 pm for a report of an infant not breathing after a dog attack. When first responders arrived, they found the infant dead and an occu… [Read full blog post]

2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Child Killed, Mother Hospitalized While Caring for Neighbor's Two Pit Bulls in North Carolina

Owners of the Pit Bulls File Lawsuit to Get Dogs Returned to Them Jayden Henderson died and her mother was injured while caring for a neighbor's pit bulls. Judge Rules in Favor of Town UPDATE 09/10/21: On Friday, Wake County Superior Court Judge Vince Rozier ruled that the Town of Garner can determine the fate of two pit bulls that killed a 7-year old girl in April. "This has gone farther than it should have," Judge Rozier said. "To the parents, I'm sorry you've had to endure this."… [Read full blog post]

2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull-Type Dog Kills Toddler in East Providence; Officers Dispatch Dog at the Scene

Scarlett Pereira, 1-year old, was killed by a pit bull in East Providence, Rhode Island. Clarifications and Updates UPDATE 07/18/20: On July 16, East Providence police were dispatched to 99 Brookhaven Drive at 2:45 pm for a report of a "disturbance and confrontation." Police arrived to find a child dying with "significant" injuries from a vicious dog attack. Two adults were injured while trying to "intervene" to stop the attack, states a news release by police. The baby gir… [Read full blog post]