In the 13-year period of 2005 through 2017, canines killed 433 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (284) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
From left: Brianna Watkins, offending pit bull and its owner Demetrius Miles.
Columbus, GA - Last November, 12-year old Brianna Watkins was brutally attacked by a pit bull that scaled a 5-foot fence to get into her yard. She initially thought the dog was trying to play with her, until the animal tripped her1 and began attacking her head. Brianna suffered the lost of most of her scalp, both ears and facial nerve damage to the extent that she can no longer smile. In Ja… [Read full blog post]
Tanya Barnes recounts violent pit bull attack from hospital bed.1
Victim Signs ReleaseUPDATE 04/27/10: In what can only be described as "deplorable" victim exploitation, Tanya Barnes signed a release Tuesday allowing both pit bulls to be returned to their owner. Earlier in April, Barnes was violently bitten in the face by a female pit bull after a male pit bull stepped on a puppy causing it to bark. Instead of attacking the male dog, the female clamped onto Barnes' face causi… [Read full blog post]
Pit bull attack victims: Bridgetta Hadley and Duane VanLanHam.
Judge Ups Sentence
UPDATE 0608/10: Despite the oddly "carved up" verdict in the case against Anthony Hunt, County Circuit Judge Janet M. Boes did not hesitate in sentencing Hunt beyond the Department of Corrections recommendation by two years. Boes sentenced Hunt to five to eight years in prison. Hunt had asked Boes to follow the correction's guidelines and give him a "straddle cell"1 sentence, or one that wou… [Read full blog post]
From left: Dominic, Brian Nevill, Shelly Burnett, the injuries and collapsible dog pen.
Dangerous By Default
On Saturday, April 28, 2007, Anthony Solesky's son and two other boys were attacked by a pit bull that broke free from its pen. Anthony's son, Dominic, suffered life-altering injuries in the attack. "Dangerous By Default"1 is a first hand account by Dominic's father about the attack and what happened afterward. In a raw, powerful, and at times explosive voice, Anth… [Read full blog post]
A 5-day old baby girl was killed by a family pit bull in Conyers, Georgia.
Death by Pit Bull Bite
Conyers, GA - Another newborn infant was killed by a family dog. According to a Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office press release, the mother of the 5-day old baby girl heard the infant crying last Thursday and found the pet pit bull on top of the baby’s bassinet. The bitten infant was taken to Rockdale Medical Center then airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston f… [Read full blog post]
Christine Staab, 37-years old, was mauled to death by one of her mother's six pit bulls.
Staab's Mother Speaks
UPDATE 02/21/10: The mother of Christine Staab (See: Video), Barbara Erb, told the local paper that the two had been arguing when Christine fell backward (See: Pit bull triggers) causing her pet pit bull to attack and kill her. Erb said she tried frantically to pull off the dog, Jade, but could not get the pit bull to release its grip on Staab's throat. The four surviving… [Read full blog post]
Fifth Animal Attack
New York, NY - Daytime television host Rachael Ray, who is a pit bull owner and strong advocate of the breed1, is under fire by the media and bloggers2 after her pit bull, named Isaboo, attacked another dog in New York City, ripping off the dog's ear. Reports say that Isaboo has been involved in at least five violent attacks against other animals, this one being the latest. Ray paints herself as a dog lover, but clearly cares little for the safety of other dogs wh… [Read full blog post]
"Touch and Go"
Cuba, MO - In a developing story, a mother tells KVOM.com about a pit bull attack that left her 7-year old daughter Lexi with permanently disfiguring injuries. Debbie Middleton states: "(The pit bull) totally broke her eye bone; it was totally broken. (The dog) crushed her check bone into a thousand pieces the way the doctor was talking." Middleton said her daughter's condition, who is currently in the intensive care unit at St. Louis Children's Hospital, was "… [Read full blog post]