2007 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.

  • "Girl killed in pit bull attack mourned," My San Antonio, January 13, 2008 (www.mysanantonio.com)
  • Associated Press, "Girl killed by dog she was helping," Dallas Morning News, January 15, 2007 (www.dallasnews.com)
  • Janet Elliot, "Legislation gets tough on dog owners," Houston Chronicle, April 24, 2007 (www.chron.com)
  • Associated Press, "St. Louis woman killed by family pet," Columbia Daily Tribune, January 17, 2007 (www.columbiatribune.com)
  • Heather Ratcliff, "Dog that killed woman had history of attacks," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 17, 2007 (www.stltoday.com)
  • Marty Harris, "Woman Killed By Family Dog," South County Times, January 19, 2007 (www.southcountytimes.com)
  • Bill Wasson, "Henrico boy dies in dog attack: Six Rottweilers taken from the home where the 6-year-old lived," January 25, 2007
  • "New Developments in Fatal Dog Attack," WRICTV8, January 25, 2007 (www.wric.com)
  • Mark Bowes, "Family giving up all dogs after Rottweilers kill boy," Richmond Times-Dispatch, February 1, 2007
  • "South Alabama Mobile Newsroom: Dog Attack Kills Child In Escambia County," WSFA 12 News. January 29, 2007 (www.wsfa.com)
  • Associated Press, "Fatal mauling prompts warnings about dogs," Anniston Star, January 31, 2007 (www.anistonstar.com)
  • "Dogs that Fatally Mauled Girl Euthanized," Channel 11 Atlanta, February 17, 2007 (www.11alive.com)
  • "Dangerous Dogs Maul 2-Year Old Georgia Girl to Death," InjuryBoard Atlanta, February 17, 2007 (atlanta.injuryboard.com)
  • "Dogs put to death in fatal mauling Girl, 2, killed in attack; no charges," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 18, 2007 (www.ajc.com)
  • "Across Georgia," The Augusta Chronicle, February 19, 2007 (chronicle.augusta.com)
  • Lindsay Wise, "Police ID Friendswood woman allegedly killed by dog," Houston Chronicle, March 19, 2007 (www.chron.com)
  • "Autopsy: Woman Mauled to Death by Own Dogs," Click2Houston, March 19, 2007 (www.click2houston.com)
  • "Officials: Dog bites caused woman's death," KHOU TV, March 19, 2007 (www.khou.com)
  • Ruth Rendon, "Relative: dog blamed for attack wasn't aggressive," Houston Chronicle, March 20, 2007 (www.chron.com)
  • "Dog That Mauled Owner To Death To Be Killed," KPRC Houston, March 29, 2007 (www.click2houston.com)
  • Ben Tinsley, "Golden retriever in Friendswood mauling to be put down," Galveston County Daily News, March 29, 2007
NOTE: Due to the closeness in nature of the Catahoula pit bull dog and the Catahoula bulldog, and the common crossing of them, this fatality was recorded as a pit bull-mix.

  • LaKisha Ladson, "Pit bull fatally mauls 2-year-old girl," Dallas Morning News, March 23, 2007 (www.dallasnews.com)
  • "Regional Roundup," Dallas Morning News, March 24, 2007 (www.dallasnews.com)
  • Roy Appleton, "Some breeds rack up more bites, here and nationally," WFFA Channel 8, August 31, 2007 (www.wfaa)
  • Gary Detman, "Dog Attack on Boy Ruled Homicide," First Coast News, April 26, 2007 (www.firstcoastnews.com)
  • "PETA Urges Dorchester County to Ban Pit Bulls in Wake of Fatal Attack on Toddler," PETA press release, April 27, 2007 (www.peta.org)
  • "Mother charged in son's dog-mauling death," The Post and Courier, May 11, 2007 (www.charleston.net)
  • "Pit bulls attack 90-year-old," MySA News, May 13, 2007 (www.mysanantonio.com)
  • "Pit Bulls That Mauled Man Euthanized," KSAT TV, Mary 24, 2007 (www.ksat.com)
  • Associated Press, "Pit bulls that killed elderly man are euthanized," KHOU TV, May 25, 2007 (www.khou.com)
NOTE: Victim's name also spelled as "Selestino Rangel."

  • Associated Press, "Man mauled by 2 pit bulls loses his left hand," MSNBC, February 15, 2007 (www.msnbc.msn.com)
  • Senator Doug Jackson, "Vicious Dog Attacks Must End," The Chattanoogan, February 24, 2007 (www.chattanoogan.com)
  • Doug Colligan, "A Pit Bull Face-Off," Readers Digest (www.rd.com)
  • "Elderly El Paso woman dies after being attacked by her own dogs," Las Cruces Sun-News, May 25, 2007
  • "Lower Valley woman attacked, killed by dogs," ABC 7 News, June 6, 2007 (www.kvia.com)
  • "Elderly Woman Dies After Being Attacked By Dogs," KFOX 14, Date unlisted (www.kfoxtv.com)
  • Sean Harder, "Mother: Army won't press charges in dog mauling," Savannah Morning News, August 31, 2007 (www.savannahnow.com)
  • Sean Harder, "No charges in boy's mauling," Augusta Chronicle, September 1, 2007 (chronicle.augusta.com)
  • "Little closure," Savannah Morning News, September 1, 2007 (www.savannahnow.com)
  • Marisa Brahney, "Family awaiting answers in alleged mauling death," NBC2 Channel 2 News, June 8, 2007, (www.mbs-2.com)
  • Marisa Brahney, "Vicious dogs kill 71-year-old woman," NBC2 Channel 2 News, June 27, 2007, (www.mbs-2.com)
  • Marisa Brahney, "Authorities searching for wild dogs after deadly attack," NBC2 Channel 2 News, June 27, 2007, (www.mbs-2.com)
  • Marisa Brahney, "Dangerous dogs keeping neighbors on edge," NBC2 Channel 2 News, June 28, 2007, (www.mbs-2.com)
  • "Search for killer dogs continues," NBC2 Channel 2 News, July 2, 2007, (www.mbs-2.com)
  • Ryan Mills, "BAD DOGS: Lawsuit, closed investigation latest in Estates woman's mauling," Naples Daily News, March 29, 2008 (www.naplesnews.com)
  • "Dog Attack Leaves Woman Dead," WNDU Channel 13, Date not listed, we presume June 18, 2007 due to comments, (www.wndu.com)
  • Associated Press, "Woman Killed by Her Own Pet Dog," Fox News, June 18, 2007 (www.foxnews.com)
  • "1-year-old pet dog kills owner," USA TODAY, June 18, 2007 (www.usatoday.com)
  • "Woman Dies After Pit Bull Attacks Face," Local 6 News, June 29, 2007 (www.loca6news.com)
  • "Woman Dies in Deltona Dog Attack," WESH Orlando, June 29, 2007 (www.wesh.com)
  • "Woman Dies After Pit Bull Attack," 13 News, June 29, 2007 (www.cfnews13.com)
  • "Deputy Forced To Taser Dog During Fatal Deltona Attack," WFTV News, June 29, 2007 (www.wftv.com)
  • Gary Taylor, "Pit bull kills woman, injures owner during Deltona attack," Orlando Sentinel, June 30, 2007
  • "Mauled Girl's Mother On Probation," WSB TV Channel 2, July 13, 2007 (www.wsbtv.com)
  • Josh Roseman, "5-Year-Old Killed In Dog Attack," 11 Alive News, July 13, 2007 (www.11alive.com)
  • "Mauled girl's mother was on probation over drugs," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 14, 2007 (www.ajc.com)
  • "Across Georgia," The Augusta Chronicle, July 18, 2007 (chronicle.augusta.com)
  • "No charges in fatal mauling," Knoxnews.com, July 29, 2007 (www.knoxnews.com)
  • Associated Press, "No Charges in Fatal Dog Attack," News Channel 9, July 30, 2007 (www.newschannel9.com)
  • "Pit bull responsible for 6-year-old's death," Capital News 9, July 29, 2007 (www.capitalnews9.com)
  • "Pitbull Kills 6-year-Old Boy In Bath, N.Y.," Channel 2 WCBS, July 29, 2007 (www.wcbstv.com)
  • "Father arrested in pit bull attack," Capital News 9, August 8, 2007 (www.capitalnews9.com)
  • Karla Huit, "Day after pitbull attack, neighbors and leaders calling for changes," KARE 11, Date unavailable, (www.kare.com)
  • Associated Press, "After boy is killed by pit bull, Mpls to look at dangerous dogs...," KXNET NEWS, August 18, 2007 (www.kxmc.com)
  • "Fatal pit bull attack in Minneapolis prompts review of dangerous dogs," KARE 11, Date unavailable, (www.kare.com)
  • Boyd Huppert, "Grandfather worried about pit bull that killed seven-year-old Minneapolis boy," Date unavailable, (www.kare.com)
  • Rochelle Olson, "Trial opens in deadly dog bite case," Star Tribune, March 17, 2008 (www.startribune.com)
  • "Father Found Not Guilty In Pit Bull Death," WCCO, April 11, 2008 (www.wcco.com)
  • John Pless, "Baby Killed by Dog," News Channel 9, August 21, 2007 (www.newschannel9.com)
  • "Attacking Involving Tethered Dogs," Helping Animals (www.helpinganimals.com)
  • Holly Yan, "Boy, 6, dies after pit bull attack," Dallas Morning News, September 1, 2007 (www.dallasnews.com)
  • Tiani Jones, "Mom: Pit Bull Should Be Euthanized For Boy's Death," September 1, 2007 (www.cbs11tv.com)
  • Jay Parsons, "Boy had raised pit bull since it was weeks old," WFAA, September 2, 2007 (www.wfaa.com)
  • "Prosecutor To Decide Charges In Fatal Dog Attack," Click on Detroit, September 13, 2007 (www.clickondetroit.com)
  • Norb Franz, "Charges possible after dog kills baby," The Macomb Daily, September 14, 2007 (www.macombdaily.com)
  • Amber Hunt, "Warren dog owner gets 6 months for fatal mauling," Detroit Free Press, November 12, 2008 (www.freep.com)
  • Cindy Heflin, "Dogs kill elderly man, jogger in Livingston County," Ann Arbor News, September 13, 2007 (www.mlive.com)
  • Ben Schmitt, "Charges may be filed in dog attacks that left 2 dead: 2 people were mauled to death in Livingston Co.," Detroit Free Press, September 14, 2007 (www.freep.com)
  • Susan Oppat, "Dogs in fatal attack were American Bulldogs," Ann Arbor News, September 14, 2007 (www.mlive.com)
  • "Dogs Involved In Fatal Attacks Euthanized," Click on Detroit, September 14, 2007 (www.clickondetroit.com)
  • Susan Oppat, "Prosecutor says dogs involved in attack escaped before," Ann Arbor News, November 1, 2007 (www.mlive.com)
  • Tom Tolen, "Killer dogs tried to attack third victim," Ann Arbor News, December 28, 2007 (www.mlive.com)
  • "Dog Owner Tried In Fatal Dog Attack," Click on Detroit, December 28, 2007 (www.clickondetroit.com)
  • Tom Tolen, "Livingston County Board OKs new policy on putting down pit bulls and other 'bully breeds'," Ann Arbor News, May 20, 2008 (www.mlive.com)
  • Tom Tolen, "Livingston County woman offers tearful apology at sentencing for 2 dog mauling deaths," Ann Arbor News, September 18, 2008 (www.mlive.com)
NOTE: On July 22, 2009, the History Channel aired, "MonsterQuest: The Real Cujo." Photos of the dogs involved in the Livingston County double fatal attack were depicted. See related blog post.

  • Cindy Heflin, "Dogs kill elderly man, jogger in Livingston County," Ann Arbor News, September 13, 2007 (www.mlive.com)
  • Ben Schmitt, "Charges may be filed in dog attacks that left 2 dead: 2 people were mauled to death in Livingston Co.," Detroit Free Press, September 14, 2007 (www.freep.com)
  • Susan Oppat, "Dogs in fatal attack were American Bulldogs," Ann Arbor News, September 14, 2007 (www.mlive.com)
  • "Dogs Involved In Fatal Attacks Euthanized," Click on Detroit, September 14, 2007 (www.clickondetroit.com)
  • Susan Oppat, "Prosecutor says dogs involved in attack escaped before," Ann Arbor News, November 1, 2007 (www.mlive.com)
  • Tom Tolen, "Killer dogs tried to attack third victim," Ann Arbor News, December 28, 2007 (www.mlive.com)
  • "Dog Owner Tried In Fatal Dog Attack," Click on Detroit, December 28, 2007 (www.clickondetroit.com)
  • Tom Tolen, "Livingston County Board OKs new policy on putting down pit bulls and other 'bully breeds'," Ann Arbor News, May 20, 2008 (www.mlive.com)
  • Tom Tolen, "Livingston County woman offers tearful apology at sentencing for 2 dog mauling deaths," Ann Arbor News, September 18, 2008 (www.mlive.com)
NOTE: On July 22, 2009, the History Channel aired, "MonsterQuest: The Real Cujo." Photos of the dogs involved in the Livingston County double fatal attack were depicted. See related blog post.

  • "Family Grieves While Investigation Continues Into Lincoln County Child's Death After Mauling," WSOCTV Channel 9, September 27, 2007 (www.wsoctv.com)
  • Diana Rugg, "Family, friends mourn boy mauled by dog," WCNC, September 29, 2007 (www.wcnc.com)
  • "Owner won't face charges in dog mauling," WCNC, October 2, 2007 (www.wcnc.com)
  • "Middleburg Woman Killed By Her Pit Bulls," WJXT Jacksonville, October 2, 2007 (www.news4jax.com)
  • Mary Maraghy, "Middleburg woman killed in dog attack," My Clay Sun, October 2, 2007 (www.jacksonville.com)
  • Ashley Coleman, "Woman Killed in Pit Bull Attack," First Coast News, October 2, 2007 (www.firstcoastnews.com)
  • Leonora LaPeter Anton and Lane DeGregory, "Fears unleash bill targeting the pit bull," St. Petersburg Times, April 11, 2010 (www.tampabay.com)
  • Jonathan Humbert, "Pahrump Woman Dies After Attack by 8 wolf hybrids," Channel 8 Eyewitness News, October 5, 2007 (www.lasvegasnow.com)
  • Christina Eichelkraut, "Woman killed in attack by dogs," Pahrump Valley Times, October 10, 2007 (www.pvtimes.com)
  • Randy Mitchell, "Woman killed during dog attack," Ada Evening News, October 16, 2007 (www.adaeveningnews.com)
  • Julie Bisbee, "Officials try to locate owner of attacking dogs," Ada Evening News, October 18, 2007 (www.adaeveningnews.com)
  • Julie Bisbee, "Mauling puts one neighbor on high alert," NewsOK, October 21, 2007 (www.newsOK.com)
  • "Dog In Mauling 'Never Aggressive," News 5, November 5, 2007 (www.kpho.com)
  • "Arizona Humane Society Statement," News 5, November 5, 2007 (www.kpho.com)
  • "Family dog kills Phoenix toddler," East Valley Tribune, November 6, 2007 (www.eastvalleytribune.com)
  • "Ariz. family reeling from fatal dog attack," UPI.com, November 7, 2007 (UPI.com)
  • "11-year-old boy dies after being attacked by a Pitbull," KCEN TV, November 6, 2007 (www.kcentv.com)
  • "Dog Attack Death Stuns Classmates of 11-Year-Old Victim," KWTX 10 News, November 7, 2007 (www.kwtx.com)
  • Bryan Kirk, "Family, friends mourn child’s death; boy dies after pit bull attack," Temple Daily News, November 8, 2007 (www.tdtnews.com)
  • Kevin Smith, "Mauling stuns boy's neighbors," Killeen Daily Herald, November 8, 2007 (www.kdhnews.com)
  • Mark Kutz and Haley Baker, "UPDATED: Killeen Boy Dies After Family Pit Bull Attacks," News Channel 25, November 14, 2007 (www.kxxv.com)
  • Jade Ortego, "Two women charged in boy's death," Killeen Daily Herald, August 13, 2009 (www.kdhnews.com)
  • Paul A. Romer, "Chance to start over set back by charges," Temple Daily Telegram, September 2, 2009 (www.tdtnews.com)
  • Paul A. Romer, "Attorney wants charges dropped in pit bull case," Temple Daily Telegram, October 16, 2009 (www.tdtnews.com)
  • Paul A. Romer, "Manslaughter charges abandoned for mother in deadly pit bull attack," Temple Daily Telegram, May 20, 2011 (www.tdtnews.com)
  • Paul J. Gately, "Local Woman Pleads To Lesser Charge In Fatal Pit Bull Attack," KWTC.com, May 20, 2011 (www.kwtx.com)
  • Philip Jankowski, "Grandmother pleads guilty in pit bull mauling death," Kileen Daily Herald, November 17, 2011 (www.kdhnews.com)
  • Jake Jost and Anthony Welsch, "UPDATED: Second dog in fatal attack found," WBIR, November 12, 2007 (www.wbir.com)
  • "Pit bulls in fatal mauling considered 'dangerous,' animal control says," WATE, November 13, 2007 (www.wate.com)
  • Kristyn Hentschel, "No charges planned for owner of pit bulls in fatal mauling," WATE, November 14, 2007 (www.wate.com)
  • J.J. Stambaugh, "Stop for gas delayed help in dog attack," Knoxnews, November 15, 2007 (www.knoxnews.com)
  • J.J. Stambaugh, "Parents of victim want charges in dog attack," Knoxnews, November 16, 2007 (www.knoxnews.com)
  • Don Jacobs, "Authorities euthanize pit bulls after fatal W. Knox mauling," Knoxnews, November 19, 2007 (www.knoxnews.com)
  • Don Jacobs, "Animal shelter to urge dog law," Knoxnews, December 1, 2007 (www.knoxnews.com)
  • Jim Balloch, "Family, friends hope vigil for woman brings change," Knoxnews, January 8, 2008 (www.knoxnews.com)
  • Rebecca Ferrar, "Animal control statute urged," Knoxnews, January 14, 2008 (www.knoxnews.com)
  • Shelby Baker, "Knox Co. Commission passes stricter dog ordinance," WATE, January 28, 2008 (www.wate.com)
  • Stephen McLamb, "Campbell County woman attacked by pit bulls," VolunteerTV.com, March 11, 2009 (www.volunteertv.com)
  • "Dogs May Have Killed Placer County Woman," CBS 13, December 6, 2007 (www.cbs13.com)
  • Art Campos, "Officials await autopsy report in death of Foresthill woman," Sacramento Bee, December 6, 2007 (www.sacbee.com)
  • Art Campos, "Daughter found dead soon after mom's mysterious demise," Sacramento Bee, December 21, 2007 (www.sacbee.com)
  • Art Campos, "Husband of Foresthill woman killed by pit bulls also dies," Sacramento Bee, July 18, 2008 (www.sacbee.com)
  • "Pit Bull Kills Toddler," ABC News 4 Charleston, December 13, 2007 (www.abcnews4.com)
  • "Grandmother Charged in Pit Bull Mauling," ABC News 4 Charleston, December 28, 2007 (www.abcnews4.com)
  • "Across South Carolina," Augusta Chronicle, January 2, 2008 (www.chronicle.augusta.com)
  • Blake Spurney, "Pit bull kills elderly woman," The Clayton Tribune, December 19, 2007 (www.theclaytontribune.com)
  • Aaron Aupperiee, "Family searching to understand dog attack," Desert Dispatch, December 28, 2007 (www.desertdispatch.com)
  • Abby Sewell, "Deadly Yermo dog-mauling case goes to district attorney’s office," Daily Press, August 5, 2008 (www.vvdailypress.com)
  • Abby Sewell, "Owners of Pit Bulls in Yermo mauling death arrested, Desert Dispatch, September 18, 2007 (www.desertdispatch.com)