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)