2018 dog bite fatality citations ::

U.S. dog bite fatality citations are primarily gathered through news reports at the time of the attack. Copies of news reports are available upon request. Learn more about our data collection process.

  • Dede Willis and Matthew Segura, "Pit bull kills woman at West Monroe area pet hotel," KNOE-TV, January 10, 2018 (www.knoe.com)
  • Sharon Cummings, "Woman killed by pit bull at West Monroe pet boarding facility," NBC News 10, January 10, 2018 (www.myarklamiss.com)
  • "Police: Dog believed to be pit bull kills woman at Louisiana boarding facility," WRDW. January 20, 2018 (www.wrdw.com)
  • Barbara Leader, Ashley Mott and Bonnie Bolden, "Update: Pit bull kills WM woman: Kennel owner speaks," The News Star, January 10, 2018 (www.thenewsstar.com)
  • "Report: Louisiana woman dies after dog attack at pet boarding facility," WGNO, January 10, 2018 (www.wgno.com)
  • "Woman dies after being attacked by a pit bull in Louisiana," Gazette Extra, January 10, 2018 (www.gazetteextra.com)
  • "Woman killed in pit bull attack," WWL, January 10, 2018 (www.wwl.com)
  • (Update) Dede Willis and Matthew Segura, "Pit bull kills woman at West Monroe area pet hotel," KNOE-TV, January 10, 2018 (www.knoe.com)
  • Dede Willis, "Pit bull will be euthanized after mauling West Monroe woman," KNOE-TV, January 10, 2018 (www.knoe.com)
  • Melina Delkic, "A woman was killed by a pit bull in a kennel, authorities say the dog "should and will be put down," Newsweek, January 10, 2018 (www.newsweek.com)
  • (Update) Sharon Cummings, "Woman killed by pit bull at West Monroe pet boarding facility," NBC News 10, January 10, 2018 (www.myarklamiss.com)
  • Associated Press, "Woman dies after being attacked by a pit bull in Louisiana," Washington Post, January 10, 2018 (www.washingtonpost.com)
  • Steve Robson, "Doggy daycare worker killed by pit bull in violent attack while trying to feed," The Mirror, January 11, 2018 (www.mirror.co.uk)
  • Barbara Leader, Ashley Mott and Bonnie Bolden, "Woman dies after pit bull attack at Louisiana boarding facility," The News Star, January 11, 2018 (www.usatoday.com)
  • Frank Miles, "Pit bull kills woman at Louisiana pet 'hotel'," Fox News, January 11, 2018 (www.foxnews.com)
  • "Pit bull kills West Monroe woman at dog hotel, former employee speaks out," KNOE-TV, January 11, 2018 (www.knoe.com)
  • Sowmya Krishnamurthy, "Death By Dog: 7 People Who Have Been Mauled In The Last Year," Oxygen, January 12, 2018 (www.oxygen.com)
  • Jack Phillips, "Dog Kills Mom-of-Three at Louisiana Pet Hotel," The Epoch Times, January 12, 2018 (www.theepochtimes.com)
  • Ashley Mott, "Pit bull euthanized after fatal attack of West Monroe woman," The News Star, January 12, 2018 (www.thenewsstar.com)
  • Dede Willis, "UPDATE: Pit bull euthanized after mauling West Monroe woman," KNOE-TV, January 12, 2018 (www.knoe.com)
  • Obituary, Laura Lee Ray, Griffin Funeral Home (www.griffinfuneralhome.net)
NOTE: Victim's name also stated as "Laura Lee Ray" and "Laura Williams Ray."
  • Allie Haddican, "Duncan girl killed in dog attack," KSWO, January 14, 2018 (www.kswo.com)
  • Andy Morphew, "Duncan girl killed in dog attack Sunday afternoon," The Duncan Banner, January 14, 2018 (www.duncanbanner.com)
  • Scott Raines, "Dog Kills Child In Duncan," The Lawton Constitution, January 14, 2018 (www.swoknews.com)
  • Dallas Franklin, "Young Oklahoma girl killed in dog attack," KFOR, January 15, 2018 (www.kfor.com)
  • Dallas Franklin and Sarah Stewart, "Dog that killed 3-year-old Oklahoma girl had been in home less than a week," KFOR, January 15, 2018 (www.kfor.com)
  • Jarred Burk, "UPDATE: Investigation continues into deadly dog attack in Duncan," KSWO, January 15, 2018 (www.kswo.com)
  • Jarred Burk, "Father of girl who was killed in Duncan dog attack speaks," KSWO, January 15, 2018 (www.kswo.com)
  • "3-year-old girl killed in dog attack at Duncan home," KOCO, January 15, 2018 (www.koco.com)
  • "Young girl killed Sunday by pet dog in Duncan, police report," The Oklahoman, January 15, 2018 (www.newsok.com)
  • Aaron Brilbeck, "Father Speaks After 3-Year-Old Killed By Family Dog In Duncan," News 9, January 15, 2018 (www.news9.com)
  • (Update) Sarah Stewart, "3-year-old Duncan girl mauled by pit bull," KFOR, January 15, 2018 (www.kfor.com)
  • "Three-year-old girl dies after being mauled by her pitbull called Remington just five days after her father bought the dog from a friend," Daily Mail, January 16, 2018 (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  • Gina Tron, "Pit bull mauls 3-year-old girl to Death, injures her grandmother," Oxygen, January 16, 2018 (www.oxygen.com)
  • Chelsea Robinson, "3-year-old girl attacked, killed by dog family owned just 5 days," KCCI, January 16, 2018 (www.kcci.com)
  • Robert Medley, "Duncan police continue to investigate death of girl mauled by dog," The Oklahoman, January 16, 2018 (www.newsok.com)
  • Scott Raines, "Girl killed by dog named," The Lawton Constitution, January 16, 2018 (www.swoknews.com)
  • Chris Harris, "Oklahoma Girl, 3, Mauled to Death by Pit Bull Mix Her Family Adopted Weeks Earlier," People, January 16, 2018 (www.people.com)
  • Natalie Dreier, "Girl attacked, killed by dog family owned for five days," Cox Media Group, January 16, 2018 (www.ajc.com)
  • Sierra Moore, Funeral Costs for Rylee, GoFundMe, January 16, 2018 (www.gofundme.com)
  • Obituary, Rylee Marie Dodge, The Duncan Banner, January 17, 2018 (obituaries.duncanbanner.com)
  • Ashleigh Jackson, "3-year-old mauled to death by family’s newly adopted dog," WSMV, January 17, 2018 (www.wsmv.com)
  • "He adopted a pit bull. 5 days later, it killed his daughter," Kaplan Herald, January 17, 2018 (www.kplanherald.com)
  • "Police: Man killed, woman hurt after dog attack in Owensboro," 14News.com, February 15, 2018 (www.14news.com)
  • Brett Allega, "Owensboro Man killed in dog attack," TristateHomepage.com, February, 15, 2018 (www.tristatehomepage.com)
  • Steve Vied, "Man killed, woman injured in dog attack," Messenger-Inquirer, February, 15, 2018 (www.messenger-inquirer.com)
  • (Update) Brett Allega, "Owensboro Man killed in dog attack," TristateHomepage.com, February, 15, 2018 (www.tristatehomepage.com)
  • "Names, details released in Owensboro dog attack," 14News.com, February 16, 2018 (www.14news.com)
  • James Mayse, "Officials: Man died of cardiac arrest after dog attack," Messenger-Inquirer, February, 16, 2018 (www.messenger-inquirer.com)
  • "Police Investigate Fatal Dog Attack In Owensboro," WFIE, February, 16, 2018 (www.lex18.com)
  • "Victims of Thursday's dog attack in Owensboro identified," TristateHomepage.com, February, 16, 2018 (www.tristatehomepage.com)
  • Barb Birgy, "OPD Releases Names in Owensboro Dog Attack," WBKR, February, 16, 2018 (www.wbkr.com)
  • Obituary, David G. Brown, Messenger-Inquirer, February, 19, 2018 (www.messenger-inquirer.com)
  • Caroline Corrigan, "8-day-old baby girl dies after dog attack in Lee County," WJHL, March 7, 2018 (www.wjhl.com)
  • Stephen Igo, "Dog mauls infant to death in Lee County," Kingsport Times-News, March 7, 2018 (www.timesnews.com)
  • "Family dog kills 8-day-old baby, sheriff says," WJHL, March 7, 2018 (www.wncn.com)
  • (Update) Caroline Corrigan, "8-day-old baby girl dies after dog attack in Lee County," WJHL, March 8, 2018 (www.wjhl.com)
  • "Dog Mauls Eight-day-old Baby To Death," The Eagle Online, March 8, 2018 (theeagleonline.com.ng)
  • "Family dog kills 8-day-old baby, sheriff says," WJHL, March 7, 2018 (www.ncb4i.com)
  • "8-day-old baby dies after attack from family dog, report says," Fox News, March 8, 2018 (www.foxnews.com)
  • "Sheriff: Dog that killed Lee County infant destroyed," WCYB, March 8, 2018 (www.wcyb.com)
  • "Wolf-hybrid euthanized after mauling 8-year-old Va. Baby," WATE, March 8, 2018 (www.wate.com)
  • Associated Press and Snejana Farberov, "Family's wolf-dog hybrid mauls eight-day-old baby girl to death while she was resting in her bassinet," Daily Mail, March 8, 2018 (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  • Stephen Igo, "Dog that killed Lee infant euthanized," Kingsport Times-News, March 8, 2018 (www.timesnews.com)
  • Jordan Moore, "Wolf-hybrid put down after mauling, killing 8-day-old baby in Lee County," WJHL, March 8, 2018 (www.wjhl.com)
  • "Wolf hybrid put down after mauling, killing 8-day-old baby," WJHL, March 9, 2018 (www.wishtv.com)
  • "Virginia family's wolf hybrid kills 8-day-old baby lying in bassinet," CBS News, March 11, 2018 (www.cbsnews.com)
  • Matthew Martinez, "‘Blood in the bassinet’: Virginia family’s wolf- hybrid kills their 8-day-old infant," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, March 11, 2018 (www.star-telegram.com)
  • "Baby, just 8 days old, mauled to death by family's pet," WTOL, March 11, 2018 (www.wtol.com)
  • Janissa Delzo, "Wolf-dog hybrid mauls and kills newborn girl in crib," Newsweek, March 11, 2018 (www.newsweek.com)
  • "Baby girl killed by family’s wolf-dog hybrid in Virginia," WNDU, March 11, 2018 (www.wndu.com)
  • Erik Avanier, "Baby's mauling sparks debate about owning wolf-dog hybrids," News4Jax, March 12, 2018 (www.news4jax.com)
  • "Va. parents may be charged after pet wolf hybrid kills newborn baby," WTVR, March 12, 2018 (www.wtvr.com)
  • Rex Barber, "No charges in Lee County, Va., wolf-hybrid mauling death," WJHL, April 11, 2018 (www.wjhl.com)
  • "No charges to be filed in death of Lee County 8-day-old baby girl mauled by dog," WCYB, April 11, 2018 (www.wcyb.com)
  • "Baby Loxi Willow Chavez Memorial," GoFundMe, March 9, 2018 (www.gofundme.com)
  • News release, Cape Girardeau Police Department, March 12, 2018 (www.facebook.com)
  • "Infant killed in dog attack," Southeast Missourian, March 12, 2018 (www.semissourian.com)
  • Jasmine Adams, "Infant mauled, killed by dog in Cape Girardeau, MO," KFVS, March 12, 2018 (www.kfvs12.com)
  • Krystle Callais, "Baby girl attack and killed by dog," WPSD, March 12, 2018 (www.wpsdlocal6.com)
  • Associated Press, "Cape Girardeau child dies after being attacked by dog," U.S. News & World Report, March 12, 2018 (www.usnews.com)
  • (Update) Jasmine Adams, "Infant mauled, killed by dog in Cape Girardeau, MO," KFVS, March 12, 2018 (www.kfvs12.com)
  • "Young girl dies after being bitten by dog," KZIM KSIM, March 13, 2018 (www.kzimksim.com)
  • "The dog that killed the baby in Cape was a....," KZIM KSIM, March 13, 2018 (www.kzimksim.com)
  • (Update) "Infant killed in dog attack," Southeast Missourian, March 13, 2018 (www.semissourian.com)
  • Obituary, Loxli Chavez, Southeast Missourian, March 14, 2018 (www.semissourian.com)
  • (Update) Jasmine Adams, "Baby mauled to death by dog in Cape Girardeau, MO," KFVS, March 23, 2018 (www.telemundoamarillo.com)
  • News release, Cape Girardeau Police Department, April 6, 2018 (www.facebook.com)
  • Jasmine Adams, "Court documents: Babysitter knew dog in deadly mauling was aggressive with children," KFVS, April 6, 2018 (www.kfvs12.com)
  • "Woman charged in dog attack death of baby," WPSD, April 6, 2018 (www.wpsdlocal6.com)
  • Mark Bliss, "Cape woman faces manslaughter charge over fatal dog attack," Southeast Missourian, April 6, 2018 (www.semissourian.com)
  • Alastair Tancred, "Babysitter charged with death of 13-month old baby after her brother's pitbull mauled the girl to death," Daily Mail, April 11, 2018 (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  • Kaitlyn Schwers, "Dog kills 13-month-old Missouri girl. Baby sitter charged," Kansas City Star, April 11, 2018 (www.kansascity.com)
  • "4-year-old boy dead after being bitten by family dog," SBG San Antonio, March 25, 2018 (www.news4sa.com)
  • David Caltabiano, multiple photographs of dog, News 4 San Antonio (www.twitter.com)
  • Mariah Medina, "4-year-old boy fatally attacked by family dog," KSAT, March 25, 2018 (www.ksat.com)
  • (Update) Mariah Medina, "4-year-old boy fatally attacked by family dog," KSAT, March 25, 2018 (www.ksat.com)
  • Alexandro Luna, "Four-year-old Converse boy killed by family dog," Express-News, March 25, 2018 (www.expressnews.com)
  • Prescotte Stokes III, "4-year-old boy snatched by the neck, killed by family dog in South Texas," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, March 25, 2018 (www.star-telegram.com)
  • Jared Leone, "Boy, 4, killed after being mauled by family dog," Cox Media Group National Content Desk, March 25, 2018 (www.ajc.com)
  • "4-year-old in Texas killed by family dog, report says," Fox News, March 25, 2018 (www.foxnews.com)
  • (Update) David Caltabiano, "4-year-old boy dead after being bitten by family dog," SBG San Antonio, March 25, 2018 (www.news4sa.com)
  • Zachary Stieber, "4-Year-Old Boy in Texas Killed by Family Dog," The Epoch Times, March 26, 2018 (www.theepochtimes.com)
  • Gareth Davies, "PICTURED: Four-year-old boy is attacked and 'shaken to death' by his family dog while playing in his backyard in Texas," Daily Mail, March 26, 2018 (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  • (Update) Mariah Medina, "4-year-old boy fatally attacked by family dog," KSAT, March 26, 2018 (www.ksat.com)
  • Tammy Feldstein, "Pet dog kills 4-year-old left alone with child in Texas family’s backyard," KIAH, March 26, 2018 (www.dw39.com)
  • Elaine Aradillas, "4-Year-Old Texas Boy Fatally Mauled in His Backyard by Family's 'Large Breed' Dog," People, March 26, 2018 (www.people.com)
  • "4-year-old boy mauled to death by family dog in northeast Bexar County," KENS 5, March 27, 2018 (www.kens5.com)
  • Daniel Hampton, "Family Dog Mauls 4-Year-Old To Death In Own Backyard," Patch, March 27, 2018 (www.patch.com)
  • Obituary, Noah Trevino, Express-News, March 29, 2019 (www.legacy.com)
  • "Medical Examiner: Milwaukee woman mauled to death by her dog," March 26, 2018 (www.tmj4.com)
  • "Medical examiner: Milwaukee woman mauled to death by her own dog," WISN, March 26, 2018 (www.wisn)
  • Katie Delong, "Medical examiner: Woman, 49, ‘mauled to death by her dog’ near 28th and Clybourn," Fox 6, March 26, 2018 (www.fox6now.com)
  • Jesse Garza, "Milwaukee woman mauled to death by at least one of her pet dogs," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 26, 2018 (www.jsonline.com)
  • Stephanie Staudinger, "Milwaukee Medical Examiner: 49-year-old woman found dead after being 'mauled to death by her dog'," WDJT, March 26, 2018 (www.cbs58.com)
  • Associated Press, "Milwaukee Woman Killed by at Least 1 of her 3 Dogs," U.S. News & World Report, March 27, 2018 (www.usnews.com)
  • Crystal Hill, "Woman was mauled to death. Her dog guarded her body and ‘growled,’ officials say," McClatchy, March 27, 2018 (www.miamiherald.com)