2021 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.

  • Hampton County Sherrif's Office press release, The Hampton County Sherriff's Office, January 21, 2021 (facebook.com)
  • Nicholas Papadimas, "Hampton Co. child, 6, dies from dog attack," WCIV, January 21, 2021 (abcnews4.com)
  • "6-year-old boy attacked by dog in Hampton County dies," WSAV, January 21, 2021 (wsav.com)
  • "6-year-old boy attacked by dog in South Carolina dies," WJZY, January 21, 2021 (fox46.com)
  • Jake Shore, "Hampton County SC child, 6 year old, dead after dog attacks," Hilton Head Island Packet, January 21, 2021 (islandpacket.com)
  • Associated Press, "Child Attacked by Dog in SC Dies," US News, January 21, 2021 (usnews.com)
  • "6-year-old boy dies after being attacked by dog in Hampton Co.," WTOC, January 21, 2021 (wtoc.com)
  • "Child dies after dog attack," WJLC, January 21, 2021 (wjcl.com)
  • Funeral Services for Jayce Hatfield, GoFundMe, January 21, 2021 (gofundme.com)
  • Lydia Smith, "Dog Mauls to Death Six-year-old Boy in South Carolina," Newsweek, January 22, 2021 (newsweek.com)
  • Obituary, Cameron Hatfield of Brunson, South Carolina, Peeples-Rhoden Funeral Home (peeplesrhodenfuneralhome.com)
  • "More than $7,000 raised for funeral after young Hampton County boy is killed in dog attack," WJLC, January 25, 2021 (wjlc.com)
  • Christine Pelisek, "S.C. Boy, 6, Killed in Dog Attack Was 'Highly Intelligent, Funny and Always Full of Life'," People, January 26, 2021 (people.com)
  • "Dog euthanized following infant's death," Nebraska Rural Radio Association, February 12, 2021 (ruralradio.com)
  • "Dog-related death of 1-month-old ruled accidental," News Channel Nebraska, February 12, 2021 (rivercounty.newschannelnebraska.com)
  • "One-month baby's death ruled as accident," KHGI, February 12, 2021 (foxnebraska.com)
  • Lorena Carmona, "Baby dies following attack by family dog," WKYT, February 12, 2021 (1011now.com)
  • Rebecca Speare-Cole, "Pet Bulldog Kills One-Month-Old Baby in Nebraska," Newsweek, February 15, 2021 (newsweek.com)
  • "Family dog attacks, kills 1-month-old baby in Nebraska," WFXT, February 15, 2021 (boston25news.com)
  • Associated Press, "Dog euthanized after Nebraska baby dies from head trauma," February 15, 2021 (journalstar.com)
  • Obituary for Dreka J. White, Dreka J. White Obituary (hlmkfuneral.com)
  • "Funeral Expenses For One Month Old Dreka White," GoFundMe, February 18, 2021 (gofundme.com)
  • Scott Engle, "Porter Woman Dies After Pack of Dogs Attack," Montgomery County Police Reporter, February 16, 2021 (montgomerycountypolicereporter.com)
  • Deann's funeral and memorial, Go Fund Me, February 20, 2021 (gofundme.com)
  • MCTX Sheriff Investigates Porter Dog Attack, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, March 2, 2021 (mctxsheriff.org)
  • Jacob Rascon, "Mother walking to corner store killed by pack of dogs in Porter, family says," KPRC-TV, March 2, 2021 (click2houston.com)
  • Jose Gonzalez, "Porter woman dies from dog attack as owner is cited," Houston Chronicle, March 2, 2021 (houstonchronicle.com)
  • "Porter woman dies after dogs attack; MCSO still investigating," Bluebonnet News, March 2, 2021 (bluebonnetnews.com)
  • "Porter woman dies after being attacked by group of dogs," KHOU, March 3, 2021 (khou.com)
  • Scott Engle, "MCSO and DA Investigate Porter Dog Attack that Killed Woman," Montgomery County Police Reporter, March 3, 2021 (montgomerycountypolicereporter.com)
  • Jessica McBride, "Texas Mother Killed by Pack of Dogs While Walking to Corner Store: Cops," Heavy.com, March 3, 2021 (heavy.com)
  • Anna Bauman, "Montgomery County family mourns loss of mother, wife lost to dog attack," Houston Chronicle, March 4, 2021 (houstonchronicle.com)
  • Noah Cohen, "1 killed in dog attack at N.J. home, officials say," NJ.com, March 16, 2021 (nj.com)
  • "Child killed, mother injured after dog attack in New Jersey," WABC-TV, March 16, 2021 (abc7ny.com)
  • Aliza Chasan and Jay Dow, "3-year-old dead in NJ dog attack, officials say," WPIX, March 16, 2021 (pix11.com)
  • "Child killed, mother injured after dog attack in NJ," WABC-TV, March 16, 2021 (news.yahoo.com)
  • "Prosecutor: 3-year-old boy killed, mother seriously injured in dog attack," News 12 Brooklyn, March 16, 2021 (brooklyn.news12.com)
  • Amanda Rapace, "Dog attack kills 3-year-old, injures mother in Carteret," NJ Today, March 17, 2021 (njtoday.net)
  • Joseph Ostapiuk, "Report: N.J. boy killed, mother severely injured in dog attack," Staten Island Advance, March 17, 2021 (silive.com)
  • "UPDATE: 3-Year-Old Child Killed, Mother Seriously Injured In Carteret Dog Attack," Camden Daily Voice, March 17, 2021 (dailyvoice.com)
  • Jeff Goldman, "Pit bulls that killed 3-year-old boy, injured mom were unregistered and lived nearby, mayor says," NJ.com, March 17, 2021 (nj.com)
  • Carly Baldwin, "Pair Of Pit Bulls Kill 3-Year-Old Child At Carteret Home," Patch, March 17, 2021 (patch.com)
  • Carly Baldwin, "Carteret In Stunned Mourning After Boy, 3, Killed By 2 Pit Bulls," Patch, March 17, 2021 (patch.com)
  • Jason Murdock, "Dogs Kill Boy, Seriously Injure Mother Outside New Jersey Home," Newsweek, March 17, 2021 (newsweek.com)
  • Statement from Mayor Daniel J. Reiman, Office of Public Information, March 17, 2021 (twitter.com)
  • Lauren Cook, Aliza Chasan and Jay Dow, "Dogs euthanized after killing 3-year-old boy in NJ: officials," WPIX, March 17, 2021 (pix11.com)
  • Snejana Farberov, "Boy, 3, is killed and his mother is seriously injured after being mauled by neighbor's two dogs," Daily Mail, March 17, 2021 (dailymail.co.uk)
  • Suzanne Russell, "3-year-old boy killed in Carteret dog attack, mother seriously injured," My Central Jersey, March 17, 2021 (mycentraljersey.com)
  • Hazel Sanchez, "Relatives Of 3-Year-Old Boy Mauled To Death By Dogs Say Family Previously Told Owners 'The Dog Is Wild'," CBS New York, March 17, 2021 (newyork.cbslocal.com)
  • "Dogs that killed boy were menace to New Jersey community, neighbors say," WABC-TV, March 17, 2021 (abc7ny.com)
  • Tamar Lapin, "Dogs that mauled NJ boy, 3, to death were neighbor's pit bulls: report," New York Post, March 17, 2021 (nypost.com)
  • "Authorities: 3-year-old boy killed, mother injured in attack by neighbor's 2 pit bulls," News 12, March 17, 2021 (connecticut.news12.com)
  • Elaine Aradillas, "N.J. Boy, 3, Is Mauled to Death in Backyard by 2 Dogs, Mom Hospitalized," People, March 17, 2021 (people.com)
  • Jay Dow, "Investigation continues into NJ pit bull attack that killed 3-year-old," WPIX, March 17, 2021 (pix11.com)
  • Ahmed Memorial Fund, GoFundMe, March 17, 2021 (gofundme.com)
  • "Who was Aziz Ahmed? New Jersey boy, 3, mauled to death by neighbor's pet pit bulls, mother's condition critical," MEAWW, March 18, 2021 (meaww.com)
  • Suzanne Russell, "New home purchase is goal of co-workers fund for Carteret family attacked by dogs," My Central Jersey, March 18, 2021 (mycentraljersey.com)
  • Avalon Zoppo, "Fundraiser, memorial created for family of 3-year-old killed by pit bulls," NJ.com, March 18, 2021 (nj.com)
  • Dan Alexander, "Carteret dogs that killed toddler were a 'menace,' neighbors say," NJ 1015, March 18, 2021 (nj1015.com)
  • "3-Year-Old Was Playing in Yard for 1st Time With Family When Neighbor's Dog Attacked, Killed Him," NBC New York, March 18, 2021 (nbcnewyork.com)
  • "Funeral Held for NJ Boy Killed in Pit Bull Attack," NBC New York, March 18, 2021 (nbcnewyork.com)
  • KC Wildmoon, "Mother of toddler killed by dogs told owner the animals were 'wild' at least twice before attack," Crime Online, March 18, 2021 (crimeonline.com)
  • Brittany Kriegstein and Larry Mcshane, "'Trying to live the American dream': 3-year-old boy killed by neighbor's dogs after his family's move from Brooklyn to N.J.," New York Daily News, March 18, 2021 (nydailynews.com)
  • Petition: Justice for Aziz, Mayor and Governor of NJ should prosecute dog owners, Change.org, March 19, 2021 (change.org)
  • Jeff Deminski, "Put the pit bull owner in prison for as long as possible (Opinion)," NJ 1015, March 19, 2021 (nj1015.com)
  • "Carteret mom attacked by dogs faces surgeries in recovery, father calls for justice in son's killing," MSN, March 19, 2021 (msn.com)
  • Carly Baldwin, "Mom In Pit Bull Attack 'Fighting For Life;' Boy Buried Thursday," Patch, March 19, 2021 (patch.com)
  • Rebecca Everett, "Dog owners can be charged in fatal attacks but it can be hard to prove, expert says," NJ.com, March 20, 2021 (nj.com)
  • Carly Baldwin, "Family Of Carteret Boy Killed By Pit Bulls: File Criminal Charges," Patch, March 24, 2021 (patch.com)
  • Suzanne Russell, "Vigil planned for Carteret family in fatal dog attack; pets' owners remain unidentified," MyCentralJersey.com, March 25, 2021 (mycentraljersey.com)
  • Carly Baldwin, "The former Morris County prosecutor explains the possible criminal charges that could be filed, and urges patience as police investigate," Patch, March 26, 2021 (patch.com)
  • Rebecca Panico, "Borough to hold vigil with family after dogs kill 3-year- old, injure mom," NJ.com, March 26, 2021 (nj.com)
  • Suzanne Russell, "Carteret community mourns boy killed in dog attack: 'If you are not safe in your own yard, where are you safe?’," MyCentralJersey.com, March 29, 2021 (mycentraljersey.com)
  • Katie Kausch, "Loved ones call for ‘Aziz’s Law’ at vigil for 3-year-old fatally mauled by dogs," NJ.com, March 29, 2021 (nj.com)
  • Naveen Dhaliwal, "Family, friends gather to mourn boy mauled to death by pit bulls in New Jersey," WABC-TV, March 29, 2021 (abc7ny.com)
  • Suzanne Russell, "Charges unlikely after Carteret boy killed by dogs, prosecutor says," MyCentralJersey.com, March 30, 2021 (mycentraljersey.com)
  • Carly Baldwin, "Prosecutor: 'No Criminal Conduct' In Carteret Fatal Dog Attack," Patch, March 30, 2021 (patch.com)
  • Avalon Zoppo, "Authorities won’t file criminal charges against owner whose pit bulls killed 3-year-old boy," NJ.com, March 30, 2021 (nj.com)
  • Help give A'Myrikal a proper funeral, GoFundMe, March 18, 2021 (gofundme.com)
  • "1-year-old dies after dog bite on the head," WICS/WRSP, March 18, 2021 (khqa.com)
  • Sangamon County Coroner's Statement, Chris Carter TV, March 19, 2021 (facebook.com)
  • "Sangamon County coroner's office investigates death of 1-year-old girl," WCIA, March 19, 2021 (wcia.com)
  • "Springfield 1-year-old dies following dog bite, officials say," The State Journal-Register, March 19, 2021 (sj-r.com)
  • Jordan Elder, "Dog kills toddler after she got too close to food bowl," WICS, March 19, 2021 (newschannel20.com)
  • Obituary, A'Myrikal Jolynn Hull, The State Journal-Register, March 19, 2021 (sj-r.com)
  • Natalie Pierre, "Springfield toddler killed in dog attack: Family mourns loss of child," The State Journal-Register, March 20, 2021 (sj-r.com)
  • News Release, Garner Police Department, April 27, 2021 (facebook.com)
  • "7-year-old girl dies after Garner dog attack, police say; mother remains hospitalized with serious injuries," WTVD, April 27, 2021 (abc11.com)
  • "7-year-old girl dies, mom injured after being attacked by dogs in Garner, police say," WNCN, April 27, 2021 (cbs17.com)
  • "NC child killed, mother injured in dog attack," WCTI, April 27, 2021 (wcti12.com)
  • In Memory of Jayden, GoFundMe, April 27, 2021 (gofundme.com)
  • Mark Schultz, "Garner, NC pit bulls attack and kill girl, injure mother," Raleigh News & Observer, April 27, 2021 (newsobserver.com)
  • "7-year-old dies, mother hurt in dog attack in North Carolina, police say," WYFF, April 27, 2021 (wistv.com)
  • Rosalia Fodera, Lora Lavigne and Ken Smith, "Child killed in Garner dog attack was daughter of WRAL- TV employee." WRAL-TV, April 27, 2021 (wral.com)
  • Nick Sturdivant, "NC community in ‘total shock’ after 7-year-old dies from dog attack; mom remains in hospital," WNCN, April 29, 2021 (myfox8.com)
  • Jesse O'Neill, "7-year-old girl killed by pit bull attack in North Carolina," New York Post, April 29, 2021 (nypost.com)
  • (Update) Mark Schultz and Ashad Hajela, "7-year-old girl dies after dog attack in Garner, mother remains hospitalized," Raleigh News & Observer, April 28, 2021 (newsobserver.com)
  • (Update) Nick Sturdivant, "NC community in ‘total shock’ after 7-year-old dies from dog attack; mom remains in hospital," WNCN, April 29, 2021 (myfox8.com)
  • "North Carolina 7-year-old killed in dog attack," WXII, April 28, 2021 (wxii12.com)
  • Scott Underwood, "Family: Girl who died in dog attack was silly, affectionate, precocious," The Herald Bulletin, April 29, 2021 (heraldbulletin.com)
  • (Update) Rosalia Fodera, Lora Lavigne and Ken Smith, "Child killed in Garner dog attack was daughter of WRAL- TV employee." WRAL-TV, April 29, 2021 (wral.com)
  • Kashmira Gander, "Dogs That Killed 'Wonderful' Girl, 7, Grabbed Her by the Neck," Newsweek, April 30, 2021 (newsweek.com)
  • Scott Underwood Column, "Don't underestimate danger of dogs," May 3, 2020 (heraldbulletin.com)
  • "Fort Worth Child Hospitalized After Attack By Family Dog In Backyard," Times News Express, April 30, 2021 (timesnewsexpress.com)
  • Tom Steele, "Young girl dies after being mauled by family dog at Fort Worth home," Dallas Morning News, April 30, 2021 (dallasnews.com)
  • "Fort Worth Child Dies After Being Attacked By Family Dog In Backyard," DFW CBS, April 30, 2021 (dfw.cbslocal.com)
  • Emerson Clarridge, "Dog mauls girl to death in Fort Worth, Texas, police say," April 30, 2021 (star-telegram.com)
  • "Child dies after being attacked by family dog, Fort Worth police say," WFAA, April 30, 2021 (wfaa.com)
  • Macy Jenkins, "Fort Worth young girl dies after being mauled by family dog," KDFW, April 30, 2021 (fox4news.com)
  • "Young Child Dies After Dog Attack in Fort Worth," NBC DFW, May 1, 2021 (nbcdfw.com)
  • (Update) Emerson Clarridge, "Dog mauls girl to death in Fort Worth, Texas, police say," April 30, 2021 (star-telegram.com)
  • (Update) Tom Steele, "Young girl dies after being mauled by family dog at Fort Worth home," Dallas Morning News, May 1, 2021 (dallasnews.com)
  • Jack Howland, "Mixed-breed dog that fatally mauled girl in Fort Worth has been euthanized, city says," May 1, 2021 (star-telegram.com)
  • Funeral and Memorial for Elayah Brown, GoFundMe, May 1, 2021 (gofundme.com)
  • Emerson Clarridge, "Funeral donations sought for ‘bright, beautiful’ Fort Worth girl killed in dog attack," May 1, 2021 (star-telegram.com)
  • KC Wildmoon, "4-year-old girl mauled to death by family dog," CrimeOnline, May 2, 2021 (crimeonline.com)
  • Chris Bradford, "Girl, 4, mauled to death in horrific attack by family dog as cops launch probe," The Sun, May 3, 2021 (thesun.co.uk)
  • Steve Helling, "'Bright, Beautiful' 4-Year-Old Tx. Girl Is Mauled to Death by Family Dog," People, May 3, 2021 (people.com)
  • Brandon Sapienza, "Family of young girl mauled by pit bull asking for funeral donations," New York Daily News, May 3, 2021 (nydailynews.com)
  • "Texas girl, 4, mauled to death by family dog, report says," Fox News, May 3, 2021 (foxnews.com)
  • "Police: No charges in 4-year-old child’s dog mauling case," KDFW, May 5, 2021 (fox4news.com)
  • Obituary, Elayah Jai Brown, Elmwood Funeral Home & Memorial Park (elmwoodfuneral.com)
  • Olivia Lank, "1-month-old attacked, killed by dog in Norwich," WFSB, May 10, 2021 (wfsb.com)
  • "Norwich baby dies after dog attack," WTIC-TV, May 10, 2021 (fox61.com)
  • "Norwich baby killed in dog attack," The Day, May 10, 2021 (theday.com)
  • (Update) Olivia Lank, "1-month-old attacked, killed by dog in Norwich," WFSB, May 10, 2021 (wfsb.com)
  • (Update) Olivia Lank, "1-month-old baby killed in dog attack; family devastated," WFSB, May 11, 2021 (wfsb.com)
  • Susan Campbell, "Norwich police: 1-month-old baby dies following dog attack," Stamford Advocate, May 11, 2021 (stamfordadvocate.com)
  • "Father of newborn killed in Norwich dog attack person of interest in New London house fire," WTIC-TV, May 11, 2021 (fox61.com)
  • "Person of interest sought in New London house fire is the father of 1-month-old dog attack victim," WFSB, May 11, 2021 (wfsb.com)
  • News release, New London Police Department, May 11, 2021 (facebook.com)
  • Elizabeth Regan, "Investigators probe connection between New London are and Norwich fatal dog attack," The Day, May 11, 2021 (theday.com)
  • John Penney, "Father of baby killed in Norwich dog attack is person of interest in New London fire," Norwich Bulletin, May 11, 2021 (norwichbulletin.com)
  • Christine Dempsey, "Father may have set fire in New London after his newborn died in pit bull attack, police say," Hartford Courant, May 11, 2021 (courant.com)
  • Dan Haar, "Police: Baby attacked by dog in 'terrible accident' died in family member's arms," CT Post, May 11, 2021 (ctpost.com)
  • (Update) John Penney, "Father of a baby killed by a dog in Norwich is suspect in arson case," Norwich Bulletin, May 11, 2021 (norwichbulletin.com)
  • (Update) Christine Dempsey and Jessika Harkay, "Father is ‘person of interest’ in New London fire set hours after his newborn died in put bull attack, police say," Hartford Courant, May 11, 2021 (courant.com)
  • Harriet Sokmensuer, "1-Month-Old Baby Is Mauled to Death by Family Dog in Connecticut," People, May 11, 2021 (people.com)
  • Associated Press, "Fire sparks police search for father of baby killed by dog," Houston Chronicle, May 11, 2021 (houstonchronicle.com)
  • Claire Bessette, "Father of Norwich dog attack victim identi ed as person of interest in New London arson," The Day, May 11, 2021 (theday.com)
  • Hector Ramirez II, "Infant dies after attack by family’s dog in Connecticut," WTHN, May 11, 2021 (wpri.com)
  • Nicholas Rondinone, "Father of 1-month-old killed in dog attack still sought by police," Fairfield Citizen, May 12, 2021 (fairfieldcitizenonline.com)
  • John Penney, "Infant's death highlights role of Norwich police chaplains," Norwich Bulletin, May 12, 2021 (norwichbulletin.com)
  • Patrick Deaville, "Dogs severely injure man accused of trespassing," KPLC-TV, May 7, 2021 (kplctv.com)
  • "Sulphur man in critical condition after dog attack," American Press, May 7, 2021 (americanpress.com)
  • (Update) Jennifer Lott, "Man in critical condition after a Sulphur dog attack," KPLC-TV, May 7, 2021 (kplctv.com)
  • "Man in critical condition after dog attack," Sulphur Daily News, May 11, 2021 (sulphurdailynews.com)
  • Jade Moreau, "Family remembers Sulphur man killed by dogs," KPLC-TV, May 11, 2021 (kplctv.com)
  • Media Release, Big Spring Police Department, May 11, 2021 (facebook.com)
  • Sammi Steele, "Big Spring man dies after dog attack," NewsWest 9, May 11, 2021 (newswest9.com)
  • "BSPD investigating dog attack," Big Spring Herald, May 11, 2021 (bigspringherald.com)
  • "Dog attack in Big Spring leaves one person dead, another injured," KOSA, May 11, 2021 (cbs7.com)
  • "Dog bite attack injuring 1 and killing 1 person in Big Spring," Your Basin News, May 11, 2021 (yourbasin.com)
  • "Big Spring man dies following dog attack," Reporter News, May 11, 2021 (reporternews.com)
  • Rob Tooke, "Homeowner recounts 911 call after Big Spring dog mauling kills man," Your Basin News, May 12, 2021 (yourbasin.com)
  • "Big Spring Man Killed in Vicious Dog Attack," San Angelo Live, May 12, 2021 (sanangelolive.com)