2009 Dog Bite Fatality: 2-Year Old Killed by Family Dog in Cape Coral

Liam Peck, 2-years old, was fatally bitten by a family dog. Family Dog Kills Boy archived Cape Coral, FL - A toddler died Tuesday morning after being bitten by one of the family's dogs. According to officials, the family's 8-year old male Weimaraner fatally bit Liam Peck, 2-years old, in the neck. Connie Barron, spokeswoman for the Cape Coral Police Department, said EMS transported the boy to Cape Coral Hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later. Lee County… [Read full blog post]

2009 Dog Bite Fatality: Flora Woman, 85, and Her Dog Killed by Loose Pit Bull

Rosie Humphreys and her poodle were killed by a neighbor's loose pit bull. Police Press Conference UPDATE 12/04/09: Police Chief John Nicholson said the attacking dog was indeed a pit bull, an unaltered 3-year old male, with full registration papers. "The dog did not appear malnourished or abused and had no visible signs of mistreatment," he said. The dog did not slip its collar or break its chain either. According to Nicholson, the dog had gotten loose because the metal "D" r… [Read full blog post]

2009 Dog Bite Fatality: Toddler Wanders from Babysitter's Home; Killed by Pit Bull

Matthew Hurt, 2-years old, was killed by a neighbor's chained pit bull in Prescott. Attacked His Throat UPDATE 10/29/09: New information has been reported about the death of Matthew Hurt. According to a KTHV video, family and friends1 said the boy saw a puppy and chased it to a backyard where a pit bull was chained. Matthew's 3-year old brother followed him, then rushed home to alert the family. Neighbor Bridgette Monroe, who tried to help, described the horrible scene, "The b… [Read full blog post]

2009 Dog Bite Fatality: 19-Month Old Boy Killed by Pit Bull-Mix at Babysitter's Home

Colten Smith, 17-months old, was killed by a pit bull-mix while under the care of a babysitter. Future In-Law's Dog UPDATE 10/27/09: Sheriff's Deputies confirmed that the 65-pound pit bull named Max did not belong to the babysitter, rather she had been "watching it" for a week for her future in-law's. This is despite the fact that a KMPH video shows a "Warning Security Dog" sign hanging on the babysitter's fence with rusted screws. A preliminary autopsy released Tuesday conf… [Read full blog post]