Part I: The Story of Harry Acklam, Murdered by Two Pit Bulls in 1896

An Awful Death Racine, MI - While researching historical fatal pit bull attacks in April, we discovered the 1896 death of Harry Acklam. The 7-year old boy had been gathering flowers with a friend when the attack unfolded. The case captivated our attention as it involved Racine manufacturing companies, teamsters and a self-appointed fatal dog attack investigator1 who concluded that the two bloody pit bulls found near the boy's body were not responsible for his death. When w… [Read full blog post]

2010 Dog Bite Fatality: Dog Kills Visiting 4-Year Old Girl in Dodge County

Taylor Becker, 4, of Hustisford, was mauled to death by a family friend's dog. Backyard Breeders UPDATE 08/27/10: In an update that can only be described as "subtle bomb dropping," the Beauprey family had only owned the 5-year old dog, named Rocky, for 3 to 4 months prior to the attack that killed Taylor. Dodge County Sheriff Todd Nehls then let slip that there were also five puppies inside the home that Rocky sired. There is no mention of an adult female dog. Authorities say char… [Read full blog post]