2006 dog bite fatality citations ::

Dog bite fatality citations are gathered through media accounts at the time of the occurrence or found through Internet archives. Copies of news articles are available upon request.

  • Emory Bryan, "Pit Bull Terrier Kills 4 Year Old Bartlesville Boy," The News on 6, January 3, 2006 (www.kotv.com)
  • Tim Hudson, "Child's death strengthens lawmaker's resolve to ban pit bulls," News Examiner Enterprise, January 10, 2006 (www.examiner-enterpise.com)
  • Tim Hudsonn, "Details of fatal pit bull dog attack released," News Examiner Enterprise, January 30, 2006 (www.examiner-enterpise.com)
  • Tom Droege, "Canine Controversy: Breed lovers want to keep pets," Tulsa World, February 12, 2006 (www.tulsaworld.com)
NOTE: Cody Adair's death was first reported January 3, 2006. We later learned that he died December 30, 2005. Cody is included in the DogsBite.org 2006 dog bite fatalities and excluded from 2005.

  • "Childress Baby Dies in Attack," NewsChannel 11, January 9, 2006 (www.kcdb.com)
  • "Boy, 7, Killed By Bull Mastiff In Lunenbur," CBS4 Boston, February 5, 2006
  • "Seven-Year-Old Boy Killed in Dog Attack," 7 News, February 6, 2006 (www.whdh.com)
  • "Ulm Boy Dies from Dog Mauling Injuries," Great Falls Tribune Online, February 24, 2006 (www.greatfallstribune.com)
  • Jared Miller, "Common sense helps dogs, kids avoid tragedy, Tribune Regional Reporter, February 2003 (jarmille@greatfal.gannett.com)
  • "Pit Bulls Blamed In Davie Man's Death," WXII12, March 16, 2006
  • Associated Press, "Autopsy finds Mocksville man bled to death after dog attack," WWAY3, March 17, 2006 (www.wway3.com)
  • Kathy Chaffin, "Pit Bulls: Deadly Attack Renews Focus on Breed," The Salisbury Post, June 19, 2006 (www.salisburypost.com)
  • "A Davless County Toddler is Mauled to Death by his Uncle's Rottweiler," KQ2 News - KOTV St. Joseph, March 20, 2007
  • "Dog Attacks, Kills Jameson Boy, 3," The Kansas City Channel, March 21, 2006 (www.unchainyourdog.org)
  • "Guard Dogs Kill Man Who Jumps Business' Fence," NBC5.com, April 10, 2006 (www.nbc5.com)
  • Martin Salazar, "Dog Attack Kills Rio Arriba Man," Albuquerque Journal, May 4, 2006 (www.abqjournal.com)
  • "Mauling Victim Tried to Defend Himself," Santa Fe New Mexican, May 5, 2006
  • Mike Gisick and John Foster, "Gallina [NM] Man Killed by Pit Bull," Rio Grand Sun, May 6, 2006 (www.riograndsun.com)
  • "Dogs kill 60-year-old librarian on a walk," UPI NewsTrack, May 6, 2006
  • "Dogs attack, kill elderly woman," Knox News, May 9, 2006 (www.freerepublic.com)
  • Leon Alligood, "Doctor's dogs ID'd in killing of woman," The Tennessean, June 2, 2006 (www.tennessean.com)
  • Ann Marimow and Joshua Partlow, "Mauling Suspected in Death: Pit Bull Likely Responsible for Man's Countless Bites," The Washington Post, May 11, 2006 (www.washingtonpost.com)
  • Kathryn Brown, "Details Emerge After Deadly Pit Bull Attack," WJZ News, May 12, 2006 (www.wjz.com)
  • Joshua Partlow, "Cut Artery Cited in Fatal Dog Attack," The Washington Post, May 12, 2006 (www.washingtonpost.com)
  • Associated Press, "Pack of pit bulls mauls, kills man in SoCal desert driveway," San Francisco Chronicle, June 13, 2006 (www.sfgate.com)
  • "Pack of pit bulls kills man in California desert home driveway," 8 News, June 15, 2006 (www.wric.coom)
  • Lisa McPheron, "Man is mauled to death by at least two pit bulls," The Press Entertainment, June 14, 2006 (www.pe.com)
  • Joe Nelson, "Pit bulls taken after fatal mauling," The Sun, June 14, 2006 (www.sbsun.com)
NOTE: Victim's name also spelled as "Shawn Lee McCafferty."

  • Renee LaSalle, "Pit Bull Attack," WTOK News, June 17, 2006 (www.wtok.com)
  • "15-Month-Old Killed by Family's Pit Bull," Clarion Ledger, June 20, 2006 (www.clarionledger.com)
  • Associated Press, "Texas girl mauled to death by Rottweiler," Globe and Mail, June 24, 2006 (www.theglobeandmail.com)
  • Associated Press, "Rottweiler Kills 2-Year Old Girl in Texas," 6abc.com, June 25, 2006 (abclocal.go.com
  • xAssociated Press, "Two-year-old girl killed by dog suffered multiple injuries," Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (www.lubbockonline.com)
  • "Dog mauls to death 2-year-old El Paso girl," Amarillo Globe News, June 25, 2006 (www.amarillo.com)
  • Associated Press, "Toddler fatally mauled by tied-up Rottweiler," Desert News, June 25, 2006 (www.findarticles.com)
  • Associated Press, "Fatal mauling shows dangers of wolf-dog hybrids," 6 Action News, August 5, 2006 (www.abclocal.go.com)
  • Dan Nephin, "AP Enterprise: Fatal mauling shows dangers of wolf-dog hybrids," Centre Daily, August 6, 2006 (www.centredaily.com)
  • Lauren Hills, "Mon Co. Authorites: Dog Had to be Euthanized," WVNS 59 News, July 14, 2006 (www.wvnstv.com)
  • Lauren Hills, "Autopsy: Dog Caused Man's Death," WTRF Channel 7, July 17, 2006 (www.wtrf.com)
  • Brandy Brubaker, "Man died form a dog bite: Pet pit bull bit Coleman on throat, " Dominion Post, July 18, 2006 (www.dominionpost.com)
  • Ray Pedraza, "Toddler Killed by Family's Pt Bull," KGBT 4, July 26, 2006 (www.team4news.com)
  • Associated Press, "Toddler dies after dog attack in Hargill," The Dallas Morning News, July 26, 2006 (www.dallasnews.com)
  • Andres Martinez, "Family Mourns 3-Year-Old's Death," The Monitor, July 26, 2006 (www.themonitor.com)
NOTE: Victim's name also spelled as "Mireya Puga Davila."

  • "71-Year-Old Kansas City Woman Killed by Pit Bull," ABC News, July 28, 2006 (abcnews.go.com)
  • Robert Cronkleton, "Charges follow fatal dog attack," Kansas City News, July 29, 2006 (www.kansascity.com)
  • Associated Press, "Kansas City Man To Be Tried in Pit Bull Attack," WIBW, October 18, 2006 (www.wibw.com)
  • Associated Press, "Man guilty of manslaughter in pit bull attack," Topeka Capital Journal, April 3, 2008 (www.cjonline.com)
  • "KCK Man Sentenced In Fatal Pit Bull Attack," KMBC-TV May 16, 2008 (www.kmbc.com)
  • "81-Year-Old Dies After Attack By Pit Bulls," WKMG Orlando, July 31, 2006 (www.local6.com)
  • Elain Aradillas, "81-year-old attacked by pit bulls dies," Orlando Sentinel, July 31, 2006 (www.orlandosentinel.com)
  • "Pit Bull Owner Charged In Fatal Attack," WKMG Orlando, August 12, 2006 (www.local6.com)
  • "Coral Springs Woman Killed by Her Own Dog," Coral Springs, August 18, 2006 (www.coralsprings.com)
  • Antigone Barton, "Family dog kills owner in back yard in Broward," Palm Beach Post, August 19, 2006 (www.palmbeachpost.com)
  • Sallie James, Jennifer Gollan & Robert Nolin, "Mauling victim owned Presa Canario dog for protection," Sun-Sentinel.com, August 22, 2006 (www.Sun-Sentinel.com)
  • "Spur Man Mauled To Death by Dog," News Channel 11, August 29, 2006 (www.kcbd.com)
  • Sofia Santana, "Police Say Boxer Killed Man Who Entered It's Dog Pen in South Dade," South Florida-Sentinel, August 29, 2006 (www.redorbit.com)
  • Evan S. Benn and Breanne Gilpatrick, "Man's Death From Attack By Dog Is Investigated," The Miami Herald, August 30, 2006 (www.redorbit.com)
  • "Rottweiler Killed After Mauling 2-Year-Old," WRAL News, October 4, 2006 (www.wral.com)
  • "Rottweiler kills N.C. toddler," Times Wires, October 5, 2006 (www.sptimes.com)
  • Alex Dominguez, "Rottweiler fatally mauls US boy who wandered from grandparents," AP Worldstream, October 5, 2006
  • Nicholas Confessore, "Pit Bull in Rockland County Attacks 2 Women, Killing One," The New York Times, October 8, 2006 (www.nytimes.com)
  • Steve Lieberman, "Pit bull kills Airmont woman," The Journal News, October 8, 2006 (www.thejournalnews.com)
  • "Pit bull attack kills dog owner's friend," The Buffalo News, October 9, 2006 (www.buffalonews.com)
  • "Dog Attacks, Kills Man," Click2Houston, October 29, 2006 (www.click2houston.com)
  • Associated Press, "Pit bull kills Southwest Texas man in attack," News 8 Austin, October 30, 2006 (www.new8austin.com)
  • "Man killed by pit bull was looking to buy him," KHOU News, October 30, 2006 (www.khou.com)
  • Jamie Nash, "Investigation into pit bull attack continues," The Courier, October 31, 2006 (www.hcnonline.com)
  • Renee Lee, "Expert to evaluate dog that attacked, killed man," Houston Chronicle, October 31, 2006 (www.chron.com)
  • "Owner of deadly dog faces charges," Houston Chronicle, November 14, 2006 (www.chron.com)
  • "Dog attacks raise issues for lawmakers," Animal People, January, February 2007, (www.animalpeoplenews.org)
  • Renee Lee, "Owner of pit bull that killed man won't face charges: Montgomery County DA says he could not prove the animal was a threat," Houston Chronicle, May 3, 2007 (www.chron.com)
  • Associated Press, "Toddler Fatally Attacked by Family Dog," (message board), November 4, 2006 (www.wsfa.com)
  • Priya Aujla, "Toddler Killed In Dog Attack," WTVM 9, November 6, 2006, (www.wtvm.com)
  • "Dillion County Investigators Press Charges in Dog Mauling Case," SCNOW.com, November 8, 2006 (www.morningnews.com)
  • Associated Press, "Suspect in Dillon dog attack turns himself in," Palmetto Cops, November 11, 2006 (www.palmettocops.com)
  • "Dog Mauling Death Case Delayed," The Dillon Herald, February 26, 2008 (www.dillonheraldonline.com)
  • Patricia Burkett, "Trial date set in deadly dog mauling case," WBTW TV-13, April 29, 2008 (www.scnow.com)
  • Jamie Rogers, "Prosecutor: Dogs killed boy out of hunger, not malice," SCNOW.com, January 26, 2009 (www.scnow.com)
  • Jamie Rogers, "Dillon man gets 5 years in fatal dog mauling case," SCNOW.com, January 30, 2009 (www.scnow.com)
  • "Collins Found Guilty Of All Charges In Dog Mauling Death Of 10-Year-Old," The Dillon Herald, January 30, 2009 (www.dillonheraldonline.com)
  • Betsy Finklea, "Trial Held In Dog Mauling Case," The Dillon Herald, February 3, 2009 (www.dillonheraldonline.com)
  • Jamie Rogers, "Bentley Collins’ dogs could be put down if not adopted," SCNOW.com, February 3, 2009 (www.scnow.com)
  • "Collins’ Attorney Files Appeal In Dog Mauling Case," The Dillon Herald, February 5, 2009 (www.dillonheraldonline.com)
  • Tonya Brown, "Appeal filed in dog mauling trial," CarolinaLive.com, February 5, 2009 (www.carolinalive.com)
  • Jody Barr, "Convicted Dillon dog owner transferred to state prison," SCNOW.com, February 6, 2009 (www.scnow.com)
  • Tonya Brown, "Dillon man convicted in death of 10 year old boy, granted new trial," CarolinaLive.com, February 15, 2012 (www.carolinalive.com)
  • "Verdict overturned in Dillon County fatal dog attack," SCNOW.com, February 15, 2012 (www.scnow.com)
  • Patricia Burkett, "Victim's mother reacts to overturned conviction in Dillon mauling case," SCNOW.com, February 16, 2012 (www.scnow.com)
  • Kimberly Ginfrida, "New trial no certainty in Dillon dog mauling," SCNOW.com, March 1, 2012 (www.scnow.com)
NOTE: Victim's name also spelled as "Matthew Davis."

  • Stephanie Baker, "Pit bulls kill 1-year-old in Bamberg," WRDW.com, November 6, 2006 (www.wrdw.com)
  • "Sheriff: Pit bull mauled child to death in Bamberg," Island Packet, November 6, 2006 (www.islandpacket.com)
  • "Across South Carolina," Augusta Chronicle, January 21, 2007 (chronicle.augusta.com)
  • Alexiz Huicochea, "Family dogs kill Tucson toddler: Southwest Side boy, 2, left alone in yard, fatally mauled by two Rottweilers," AZ Daily Star Net, November 7, 2006 (www.azstarnet.com)
  • Alexiz Huicochea, "Cop kills charging Rottweiler," AZ Daily Star Net, November 10, 2006 (www.azstarnet.com)
  • Dan Sorenson and Enric Volante, 'Pit bulls, Rottweilers inflict worst bites," AZ Daily Star Net, December 3, 2006 (www.azstarnet.com)
  • Josh Brodesky and Dale Quinn, "Officers lost track of parents of boy, 2, killed by dogs," AZ Daily Star Net, December 10, 2006 (www.azstarnet.com)
  • Damon Lawrence, "Pit bull found mauling man," Ledger Enquirer, November 9, 2006 (www.ledger-enquirer.com)
  • Lily Gordon, "Police: Victim died in mauling: Investigators say man was alive prior to pit bull's attack," Columbus Ledger Enquirer, November 10, 2006 (www.ledger-enquirer.com)
  • Jewell Cardwell, "Mauling by dogs remains mystery: Akron man with broken leg dies after he's attacked in his basement," Akron Beach Journal, November 13, 2006
  • "Medical Examiner Says Man Killed By Dogs Was Accident," NewsNet5, November 13, 2006 (www.newsnet5.com)
  • Richard Vara, "'You Are Never Prepared,' Dog attack victim mourned," Houston Chronicle, November 25, 2006 (www.chron.com)
  • Amanda Villafranca, "Boy killed by dogs is buried by family / 100 relatives and friends grieve for 'Pitchy' Rios, 4," Houston Chronicle, November 26, 2006 (www.chron.com)
  • "Dog bites man / How many more people will be mauled or killed before officials take action against vicious dogs?" Houston Chronicle, November 27, 2006 (www.chron.com)
  • Salatheia Bryant, "PIT BULL ATTACK / Second dog tied to death put down / Investigators continue search to find the owner," Houston Chronicle, November 29, 2006 (www.chron.com)
  • Peggy Fikac, "Legislators want dog laws to bite as hard as they bark," Houston Chronicle, February 23, 2007 (www.chron.com)