2017 dog bite fatality citations ::

Dog bite-related fatality citations are gathered through news reports at the time of the occurrence or located through Internet archival services. Copies of news articles are available upon request.

  • Audrey Washington, "Child killed, another injured in pit bull attack," WSB-TV, January 17, 2017 (www.wsbtv.com)
  • Kristen Reed and Tiffany McCall, "Child dies after Tuesday morning pit bull attack in Atlanta," WXIA-TV, January 17, 2017 (www.11alive.com)
  • Kaitlyn Pratt, "One child killed, two others injured in dog attack in Southwest Atlanta," Fox 5 Atlanta, January 17, 2017 (www.fox5atlanta.com)
  • Lauren Foreman and John Spink, "UPDATE: Owner arrested in pit bull attack that killed girl," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 17, 2017 (www.ajc.com)
  • Jonathan Andrews, "Child dead, two others injured after dog attack en route to school," WSFA, January 17, 2017 (www.wsfa.com)
  • (Update) Audrey Washington, "Child killed, another injured in pit bull attack," WSB-TV, January 17, 2017 (www.wsbtv.com)
  • (Update) Jonathan Andrews, "Dogs attack, kill Atlanta child, critically wound another as kids walked to bus stop," WSFA, January 17, 2017 (www.wsfa.com)
  • (Update) Kaitlyn Pratt, "One child killed, two others injured in dog attack in Southwest Atlanta," Fox 5 Atlanta, January 17, 2017 (www.fox5atlanta.com)
  • Lauren Foreman and John Spink, "Boy killed, girl injured in pit bull attack on way to school," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 17, 2017 (www.ajc.com)
  • (Update) Audrey Washington, "Boy killed, girl injured in pit bull attack," WSB-TV, January 17, 2017 (www.wsbtv.com)
  • Associated Press and Snejana Farberov, "Boy, 6, is mauled to death and girl, 5, is seriously injured in horror pit bull attack on their way to school," Daily Mail, January 17, 2017 (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  • "Pit Bull Owner Arrested After Dogs Kill Child in Atlanta," NBC San Diego, January 17, 2017 (www.nbcsandiegor.com)
  • Lauren Foreman and John Spink, "Owner arrested in pit bull attack that killed girl," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 17, 2017 (www.wsbradio.com)
  • Maya Chung, "Boy, 6, Killed and Girl, 5, Critically Injured in Dog Attack While on Their Way to School Bus," Inside Edition, January 17, 2017 (www.insideedition.com)
  • "Child dies, two others hurt after pit bulls attack kids on way to school in Atlanta," CBS News, January 17, 2017 (www.cbsnews.com)
  • (Update) Jonathan Andrews and Rebekka Schramm, "Dogs attack, kill Atlanta child, critically wound another as kids walked to bus stop," WSFA, January 17, 2017 (www.wsfa.com)
  • Associated Press, "Pit bull owner arrested after dogs kill child in Atlanta," WALB, January 17, 2017 (www.walb.com)
  • Elizabeth Elizalde, "Pit bull attack kills one child, injures two in Atlanta," January 17, 2017 (www.nydailynews.com)
  • (Update Lauren Foreman and John Spink, "Boy killed, girl injured in pit bull attack on way to school," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 17, 2017 (www.ajc.com)
  • (Update) Alexis Stevens and John Spink, "Owner arrested after dogs kill one child, seriously injure another," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 17, 2017 (www.wsbradio.com)
  • Nathalie Pozo, "Community leaders meet to discuss dog issue in southwest Atlanta," Fox 5 Atlanta, January 17, 2017 (www.fox5atlanta.com)
  • Alexia Fernandez, "Atlanta Pit Bull Attack Leaves One Child Dead, Another Seriously Injured," People, January 18, 2017 (www.people.com)
  • Associated Press, "Pit bull attacks children walking to bus stop, killing one," WCMH-TV, January 18, 2017 (www.nbc4i.com)
  • Cliff Pinckard, "Dogs attack, kill boy, injure girl walking to school in Atlanta," Cleveland.com, January 18, 2017 (www.cleveland.com)
  • "Neighbor recounts deadly pit bull attack on children walking to school," CBS This Morning, January 18, 2017 (www.cbsnews.com)
  • Kaitlyn Pratt, Deidra Dukes and Aungelique Proctor, "Charges Upgraded for owner in deadly dog attack," Fox 5 Atlanta, January 18, 2017 (www.fox5atlanta.com)
  • "Charge upgraded to involuntary manslaughter in dog attack," WXIA-TV, January 18, 2017 (www.11alive.com)
  • Jonathan Andrews and Rebekka Schramm, "Owner of dogs who killed 1 child, critically injured another charged with involuntary manslaughter," CBS46, January 18, 2017 (www.cbs46.com)
  • (Update) Audrey Washington, Sophia Choi and Nefertiti Jaquez, "Boy killed, girl injured in dog attack," WSB-TV, January 18, 2017 (www.wsbtv.com)
  • Associated Press, "Pit bull owner charged after dogs kill child and injures another in Atlanta," Winston-Salem Journal, January 18, 2017 (www.journalnow.com)
  • Alexis Stevens, "Man charged in fatal dog attack now facing a felony," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 18, 2017 (www.ajc.com)
  • Willoughby Mariano, "Fatal dog attack no surprise in neighborhoods where dogs roam freely," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 18, 2017 (www.ajc.com)
  • Adrianne Haney, "Family of boy killed in dog attack: 'Logan made everyone around him a better person," WXIA-TV, January 18, 2017 (www.11alive.com)
  • Ivy Brown, "Why pit bulls have a bad reputation," Cox Media Group, January 18, 2017 (www.ajc.com)
  • Dante Renzulli, "Dog attacks: Are bad breeds or bad owners to blame?," CBS46, January 18, 2017 (www.cbs46.com)
  • Tom Regan, "Pit bull attack on children draws calls for restrictions," WSB-TV, January 18, 2017 (www.wsbtv.com)
  • Nathalie Pozo, "Atlanta Councilwoman introduces legislation following dog attack that killed 6-six-year," Fox 5 Atlanta, January 18, 2017 (www.fox5atlanta.com)
  • Sophia Choi, "Mother of boy killed in dog attack speaks out," WSB-TV, January 19, 2017 (www.wsbtv.com)
  • Katie Mettler, "‘They kept coming back’: Dogs attack schoolchildren, killing one and mauling another," The Washington Post, January 19, 2017 (www.washingtonpost.com)
  • Associated Press, "Correction: Pit Bull Attack Story," ABC News, January 19, 2017 (www.abcnesgo.com)
  • (Update) Jonathan Andrews and Rebekka Schramm, "Owner of dogs who killed 1 child, critically injured another charged with involuntary manslaughter," CBS46, January 19, 2017 (www.cbs46.com)
  • Logan Braatz Obituary, Athens Banner-Herald, January 20, 2017 (www.legacy.com)
  • Jonathan Andrews and Rebekka Schramm, "911 calls released in dog attack that killed child, severely injured another," CBS46, January 20, 2017 (www.cbs46.com)
  • Jon Shirek and Adrianne Haney, "911 calls: Adults helped save more children from dog attack," WXIA-TV, January 20, 2017 (www.11alive.com)
  • Adrianne Haney and Kristen Reed, "Family speaks after son is killed in dog attack," WXIA-TV, January 20, 2 017 (www.11alive.com)
  • Alexis Stevens, "Don’t blame dogs, hold owners responsible, animal experts say," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 20, 2017 (www.ajc.com)
  • Brittany Miller, "Family making funeral arrangements 2 days after vicious dog attack," CBS46, January 20, 2017 (www.cbs46.com)
  • Alexis Stevens, "Funeral for dog attack victim set before his beloved Falcons play," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 20, 2017 (www.ajc.com)
  • Ryan Kruger, "Family of child killed by dog may push for special legislation," WXIA-TV, January 20, 2017 (www.11alive.com)
  • Natalie Fultz, "Family of 6-year-old killed by dog speaks out," Fox 5 Atlanta, January 20, 2017 (www.fox5atlanta.com)
  • (Update) Brittany Miller, "Family, friends gather to celebrate life of child killed in dog attack," CBS46, January 21, 2017 (www.cbs46.com)
  • Alexis Stevens, "Little boy killed in dog attack ‘deserved better than this’," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 21, 2017 (www.ajc.com)
  • Leslie Johnson, "Committee to discuss control, regulation over vicious dogs in Atlanta," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 23, 2017 (www.ajc.com)
  • "Community Mourns Boy Fatally Mauled by Dogs on His Way to School: 'It Just Broke My Heart'," Inside Edition, January 24, 2017 (www.insideedition.com)
  • Deidra Dukes, "Victim of vicious dog attack working hard at recovery," Fox 5 Atlanta, January 23, 2017 (www.fox5atlanta.com)
  • Meghan Packer, "Girl who survived dog attack making progress in recovery," CBS46, January 23, 2017 (www.cbs46.com)
  • Associated Presss, "Man attacked, injured by dogs near where boy was killed," Fresno Bee, January 24, 2017 (www.fresnobee.com)
  • Tiffany McCall and Kristen Reed, "Man attacked in neighborhood where child was mauled to death," WXIA-TV, January 24, 2017 (www.11alive.com)
  • Adam Harding, "Dogs attack man 2 miles from where boy died in dog attack," CBS46, January 24, 2017 (www.cbs46.com)
  • Alexis Stevens, "Latest dog attack angers families, leaders in southwest Atlanta," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 24, 2017 (www.ajc.com)
  • "Man who rescues pit bulls says breed not as dangerous as some might think," CBS46, January 24, 2017 (www.cbs46.com)
  • Sophia Choi, "6-year-old girl mauled by dog 'doing much better'," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 26, 2017 (www.ajc.com)
  • "Lower bond request denied in fatal dog attack case," Fox 5 Atlanta, February 1, 2017 (www.fox5atlanta.com)
  • "Family Dog Kills Infant Girl," San Marcos Police Department news release, January 18, 2017 (www.ci.san-marcos.tx.us)
  • "Infant girl killed by family dog, police say," KVUE, January 18, 2017 (www.kvue.com)
  • "Infant girl killed by family dog in San Marcos, Texas," CBS Austin, January 18, 2017 (www.keye.com)
  • Anita Miller, "Family dog kills infant girl," San Marcos Record, January 18, 2017 (www.sanmarcosrecord.com)
  • Calily Bien, "2-month-old baby mauled to death by family dog in San Marcos," Kxan.com, January 18, 2017 (www.kxan.com)
  • Katie Hall, "San Marcos baby who appears to have been mauled by family dog is identified," Austin American Statesman, January 18, 2017 (www.mystatesman.com)
  • Karen Ruiz, "Two-month-old infant napping in a baby bouncer is mauled to death by pet German Shepherd as her father slept next to her," Daily Mail, January 18, 2017 (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  • Casey Claiborne, "Family dog kills infant girl in San Marcos," Fox 7 Austin, January 18, 2017 (www.fox7austin.com)
  • Tyler White, "Police: San Marcos family’s dog kills infant napping in bouncer," San Antonio Express-News, January 18, 2017 (www.mysanantonio.com)
  • Tom Uhler, "Family dog kills 2-month-old child in bouncer," The Star-Telegram, January 18, 2017 (www.star-telegram.com)
  • "Dog mauls 2-month-old to death in San Marcos," ABC 13, January 19, 2017 (www.abc13.com)
  • Anita Miller, "Police: Family dog killed 2-month-old," San Marcos Record, January 19, 2017 (www.sanmarcosrecord.com)
  • Roberto Villalpando, "Infant girl killed by family dog in Texas, officials say," Austin American Statesman, January 18, 2017 (www.mystatesman.com)
  • Alexander Maveal, "Family dog mauls baby to death just feet from sleeping father," Global News, January 19, 2017 (globalnews.ca)
  • "SMPD Awaiting Autopsy Results in Infant Death," San Marcos Police Department news release, January 20, 2017 (www.ci.san-marcos.tx.us)
  • "Police: No signs of previous abuse in infant killed by family dog in San Marcos," CBS Austin, January 20, 2017 (www.news4sanantonio.com)
  • Caleb Downs, "Father of infant allegedly killed by pet dog refused drug, alcohol tests, city says," San Antonio Express-News, January 20, 2017 (www.mysanantonio.com)
  • Andy Jechow, "Police: Father of 2-month-old mauled by dog refused drug, alcohol test," Kxan.com, January 20, 2017 (www.kxan.com)
  • Philip Jankowski, "Dog that killed San Marcos infant euthanized," Austin American Statesman, February 1, 2017 (www.mystatesman.com)
  • "Officials: Newly-adopted mastiff dog attacks, kills elderly woman in Queens," WABC-TV, February 13, 2017 (www.abc7ny.com)
  • Byron Smith, "Mastiff mauls 75-year-old Queens woman to death," New York Daily News, February 13, 2017 (www.nydailynews.com)
  • Jonathan Dienst, "Dog Mauls 75-Year Old Woman to Death, Attacks Son at NY Home," NBC New York, February 13, 2017 (www.nbcnewyork.com)
  • Associated Press, "75-year-old woman dies after being attacked by dog she adopted in New York City," Syracuse.com, February 13, 2017 (www.syracuse.com)
  • Lorena Mongelli, Daniel Prendergast and Danika Fears, "Woman fatally mauled by recently adopted dog," New York Post, February 13, 2017 (www.nypost.com)
  • "Neighbors: Dog That Fatally Mauled Queens Woman, 75, Had Killed Before," CBS News York, February 13, 2017 (newyork.csblocal.com)
  • Regina F. Graham, "Queens woman, 75, is mauled to death inside her home by mastiff she recently adopted but planned to return because it was 'overly aggressive'," Daily Mail, February 13, 2017 (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  • Peter C. Mastrosimone, "Dog kills LIC woman, reports say," Queens Chronicle, February 13, 2017 (www.qchron.com)
  • Jeanmarie Evelly, "Family Mastiff Mauls Elderly Woman to Death in Astoria Home, NYPD Says," DNA Info. February 13, 2017 (www.dnainfo.com)
  • (Update) Jonathan Dienst, "Dog Mauls 75-Year Old Woman to Death, Attacks Son at NY Home," NBC New York, February 13, 2017 (www.nbcnewyork.com)
  • (Update) "'Aggressive' mastiff dog attacks, kills elderly woman in Queens," WABC-TV, February 13, 2017 (www.abc7ny.com)
  • Bill Parry, "Dutch Kills woman fatally mauled by her dog," TimesLedger Newspapers, February 13, 2017 (www.timesledger.com)
  • Aliza Chasan & Myles Miller, "Queens mom, 75, mauled to death by mastiff," Erie News Now, February 13, 2017 (www.erietvnews.com)
  • (Update) "'Aggressive' dog attacks, kills elderly woman in Queens," WABC-TV, February 13, 2017 (www.abc7ny.com)
  • John Surico, "Queens Woman, 75, Dies After Being Bitten by Her Dog," New York Times, February 13, 2017 (www.nytimes.com)
  • "75-Year Old Queens Woman Mauled to Death by Her Dog," Ny1.com, February 13, 2017 (www.ny1.com)
  • Associated Press, "75-Year Old Woman Dies After Being Attack by Dog She Adopted," Associated Press, February 13, 2017 (bigstory.ap.org)
  • Ivan Pereira, "Woman mauled to death in her Long Island City home by English Mastiff dog she adopted, NYPD says," AM New York, February 13, 2017 (www.amny.com)
  • Kimberly Wright, "Police: Woman mauled to death by her dog," WAFB, February 14, 2017 (www.wafb.com)
  • Byron Smith, Kerry Burke, Rocco Parascandola, Megan Cerullo, Stephen Rex Brown, "Queens Woman, 75, Dies After Mauled by Mastiff; Adult Son Also Injured," New York Daily News, February 14, 2017 (www.nydailynews.com)
  • Jen Chung, "Elderly Woman Fatally Mauled By Her Dog Days Before Pet Was To Be Put Down," Gothamist, February 14, 2017 (www.gothamist.com)
  • Jeanmarie Evelly, "Dog Who Mauled His Owner to Death Has Been Euthanized, Officials Say," DNA Info. March 8, 2017 (www.dnainfo.com)
  • "5 year-old mauled to death by dogs," ClarksvilleNow.com, February 16, 2017 (www.clarskvillenow.com)
  • "Child killed by dogs in Clarksville," The Leaf Chronicle, February 16, 2017 (www.theleafchronicle.com)
  • Adrian Mojica, "5-year-old Clarksville boy killed by family dogs," WZTV, February 16, 2017 (www.fox17.com)
  • "5-year-old Clarksville boy dies after being mauled by family dogs," WKRN, February 16, 2017 (www.wkrn.com)
  • "5-Year-Old Boy Mauled To Death By Family Dogs," News Channel 5, February 16, 2017 (www.newschannel5.com)
  • (Update) "Child killed by dogs in Clarksville," The Leaf Chronicle, February 16, 2017 (www.theleafchronicle.com)
  • Heather Hourigan, "Police: Clarksville boy mauled to death by family's dogs," February 17, 2017 (www.wsmv.com)
  • Elex Michaelson, "Man in critical condition after pit bull attack in Lincoln Heights," ABC7.com, February 3, 2017 (www.abc7.com)
  • Veronica Rocha, "Two pit bulls attack Los Angeles man and kill his dog during evening walk," LA Times, February 3, 2017 (www.latimes.com)
  • "2 Pit Bulls That Attacked Man, Killed His Dog In Lincoln Heights Killed Before, Neighbor Says," CBS Los Angeles, February 3, 2017 (losangeles.cbslocal.com)
  • Miriam Hernandez, "Man critical, pet Pomeranian killed in pit bull attack in Lincoln Heights," ABC7.com, February 4, 2017 (www.abc7.com)
  • Snejana Farberov, "Dog owner, 76, is brutally mauled trying to save his Pomeranian named Dodger from two pit bulls that RIPPED the tiny pooch apart," Daily Mail, February 3, 2017 (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  • Phyllis M. Daugherty, "Pit Bull Attack Victim Clings to Life - Who's to Blame for Dangerous Dog Attacks?" CityWatch, February 13, 2017 (www.citywatch.com)
  • "76-year-old victim of pit pull attack in Lincoln Heights dies," ABC7.com, February 28, 2017 (www.abc7.com)
  • "Man Attacked By 2 Dogs Several Weeks Ago In Lincoln Heights Dies," CBS Los Angeles, February 28, 2017 (losangeles.cbslocal.com)
  • "Hearing To Determine Fate of Pit Bulls That Killed Elderly LA Man," Patch.com, March 1, 2017 (www.patch.com)
  • Debbie l. Sklar, "Fate of 2 pit bulls that attacked man, 76, who died and killed his small dog?" My LA News, March 1, 2017 (www.mylanews.com)
  • "Hearing Underway To Determine Fate Of Pit Bulls That Killed Elderly Man," CBS Los Angeles, March 1, 2017 (losangeles.cbslocal.com)
  • Christine Kim, "Hearing Held to Determine Fate of Pit Bulls in Deadly Dog Attack," NBC Los Angeles, March 1, 2017 (www.nbclosangeles.com)
  • (Update) "76-year-old victim of pit pull attack in Lincoln Heights dies," ABC7.com, March 1, 2017 (www.abc7.com)
  • Carlos Granda, "Hearing held for 2 pit bulls that killed man, dog in Lincoln Heights," March 1, 2017 (www.abc7.com)
  • Phyllis M. Daugherty, "LA Killer Pit Bulls Euthanized...Are Dog Attacks Now an Epidemic?" CityWatch, March 20, 2017 (www.citywatch.com)
  • "Owner Fights To Reclaim 2 Dogs To Be Euthanized After Killing Man, His Pet In Lincoln Heights," CBS Los Angeles, March 21, 2017 (losangeles.cbslocal.com)
  • Phyllis M. Daugherty, "GM Barnette ‘Misinforms’ Commission about Killer Pit Bulls’ Status … This is Not the First Time" CityWatch, March 27, 2017 (www.citywatch.com)