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November 17, 2023
Brother of Woman Killed in Dog Attack Works to Solve the Case
WVMT | A family in mourning. Last week, a 63 year old woman was mauled to death by a pack of dogs in Ensley ... Her brother believes she was killed late Wednesday night. Now, he says police aren't doing enough to find the dogs ... www.dogsbite.org is a victim's group dedicated to reducing serious attacks. In 2021, the CDC reports 81 fatal dog attacks, the most ever recorded...
November 16, 2023
Rise in Fatal Pit Bull Attacks Sparks Controversy and Legal Scrutiny
Lee Rondganger | IOL | In a worrying trend, pitbulls have been identified as the leading breed in fatal dog attacks, responsible for 65.6% of such incidents in the US, according to Dogsbite.org. This statistic has particular relevance for South Africa where a string of recent attacks involving pitbulls has resulted in several deaths, reviving the controversy around owning this breed...
October 23, 2023
New Florida Law Blocks Cities from Banning Dog Breeds
Scarlett Cooney | WUTF | Now, for the first time in 34 years, pit bulls are once again legal in all of Florida ... On Oct. 1, House Bill 941 went into effect in Florida ... Various organizations are discouraged by this decision and advocate for breed bans, including DogsBite.org ... The organization says 433 people were killed by dogs between 2005 and 2017. Almost 66% were killed by pit bulls.
September 14, 2023
Half of all XL Bully dogs in Britain descend from 'Killer Kimbo'
Tony Diver and Andrew Buncombe | The Telegraph | Extensive genealogy research seen by The Telegraph shows how decades of inbreeding has created a narrow gene pool of unstable fighting dogs that have become responsible for 70 per cent of dog attack deaths in Britain ... “[Kimbo] is a real notorious one,” said Colleen Lynn, founder of the non-profit group DogsBite.org...”
September 11, 2023
Video of 'Out of Control' Bully Dog on Street Rampage Viewed 4M Times
Anders Anglesey | Newsweek | BullyWatch.com, which states it wants to ban the breeding and selling of American bully XL dogs in the U.K., said 11 people have been killed by the breed since 2021. In comparison in the U.S., which has nearly five times the population of the U.K., there were 81 recorded dog-related deaths in 2021. This is according to DogsBite.org...
August 15, 2023
Fatal dog attacks skyrocket since pandemic, bites on children up 25%: studies
Hannah Nightingale | PM | New studies have revealed that a rise in emergency room visits has occurred since the beginning of the pandemic for dog bite injuries ... Both studies had a focus on children, who tend to suffer more serious injuries in dog attacks ... DogsBite.org, a public education website, found 81 fatal dog attacks in 2021, the most recorded in any year by the CDC.
August 14, 2023
Blame the pandemic: Dog bites are on the rise
Daniel de Visé | The Hill | The pandemic seems to have triggered an uptick in dog bites, some of them disfiguring, a few of them fatal. Multiple studies point to a rise in U.S. emergency room visits for canine bites since the start of COVID-19 ... research by DogsBite.org, a public education website, found 81 fatal dog attacks in 2021, the most recorded in any recent year...
August 3, 2023
A DOG whizz has revealed the four breeds she believes are most dangerous
Ayla Soguksu | The Sun | Moving on, she revealed the second type of dog that is at the top of the list of most dangerous breeds is the Pit Bull. “Regarded as one of the world’s most dangerous dogs, Pit Bulls cause the deaths of 203 Americans,” she said. According to DogsBite.org, from 2005 and 2014, Pit Bulls killed 205 Americans ... She went on to share that the Boxer breed...
August 2, 2023
Elderly Man Mauled To Death By Four Dogs: Police
Anders Anglesey | Newsweek | An elderly man in Hawaii has died after he was attacked by four dogs, according to police. Police in Kau, the southernmost district on the main island of Hawaii, responded to reports of an animal complaint in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estate area ... According to DogsBite.org, which monitors dog attacks across the U.S., there were...
June 18, 2023
Pit bull concerns in White Lake could lead to new rules in township
Peg McNichol | The Oakland Press | Oakland Township resident and activist Ann Marie Rogers, a retired animal-control officer, also spoke at the meeting to advocate for a breed-specific ordinance ... She relies on data from such groups as National Pit Bull Victim Awareness ... DogsBite.org, which collects most of its data from news stories and police reports...
June 5, 2023
Most dangerous dogs by breed revealed in data as UK sees spike in attacks
Liam Doyle | Express | Dog attacks have become more common in recent years, with new reports of incidents seeming to crop up nearly every day. Recorded violent incidents have markedly increased over the last decade-and-a-half ... US organisation DogsBite.org, a group that advocates for dog attack victims, conducted a multi-year report published in 2018...
June 5, 2023
Shih Tzu Owner Issues Plea After Off-Leash Pit Bull Attacked Her Pet
Leonie Helm | Newsweek | A shih tzu named Hammie "got lucky" after being attacked by a larger dog while on a walk, leaving him with life-threatening kidney damage ... Pit bulls remain a controversial breed in the United States and are responsible for many dog-on-dog and dog-on-human attacks across the country, according to the website DogsBite.org...
May 10, 2023
Indiana Woman Dies After Vicious Dog Attack: Police
Anders Anglesey | Newsweek | An Indiana woman was killed and her son hospitalized after being mauled by a dog, according to police ... There were 81 fatal dog attacks across the U.S. in 2021, with 17 being registered in the Midwest, according to DogsBite.org. This was a noticeable increase in such deaths from the year before, when there were 62 fatal dog attacks...
May 5, 2023
9-month-old baby killed in dog attack that left woman seriously hurt, Iowa police say
Mike Stunson | Fort Worth Star-Telegram | A dog attack in an Iowa home left a 9-month-old child dead ... The last death involving a boxer dog happened in 2013, according to the World Animal Foundation. More than 12,000 Americans are hospitalized annually due to dog bites, which killed about 35 people per year from 2005 to 2019, DogsBite.org said...
May 4, 2023
Man Taking Bite From Pit Bull to Save His Puppy Praised
Leonie Helm | Newsweek | A shocking video of a man allegedly being bitten by his neighbor's pit bull to save his 3-month-old puppy has gone viral ... "In the 15-year period of 2005 through 2019, canines killed 521 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (346) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths" ... DogsBite.org.
April 17, 2023
If Miami-Dade Bill Revokes Pit-Bull Breed Ban, It Could Also Increase Neighborhood Crime
Phyllis Daugherty | CityWatch | Miami-Dade County’s 34-year-old Pit Bull-ban, which also prohibits dog height and weight restrictions in housing decisions, could come to an end ... In 2012, Miami-Dade County became the first municipality to place their longstanding pit bull ban on a countywide ballot ... voters chose to keep their ban ... according to Dogsbite.org.
April 13, 2023
Woman Mauled to Death by Pack of Dogs in Kentucky
Anders Anglesey | Newsweek | A Kentucky woman was attacked and killed by a pack of dogs, some of which remain on the loose, according to police ... The latest figures compiled by DogsBite.org, a database of dangerous dog breeds, showed that in 2019 there were 48 attacks that resulted in human deaths. Of those victims, 32 were classed as adults...
February 27, 2023
Charges possible for pit bull owner following deadly attack in Escambia County
Tanner Stewart | WEAR | The Escambia County Sheriff's Office is looking for one more pit bull and its owner following Friday night's deadly attack ... Research shows a majority of fatal dog attacks in recent years involved multiple dogs -- and pit bulls contributed to 69% of deaths in that year, according to DogsBite.org. The organization adds...
February 27, 2023
Grrrrrrrr… Pit Bulls. AGAIN.
Kerry Dougherty | Unemployed and Unedited | Was this a case of a poodle gone wild? A dachshund? A beagle? Of course not. Only one breed is responsible for most of the maulings and deaths-by-dog bite year in and year out ... Pit bulls represent just 6% of the American dog population, but account for 66% of all dog bite fatalities according to DogsBite.org...
February 22, 2023
Ohio woman dies after being mauled by daughter's pit bull
Jarryd Jaeger | The Post Millennial | On Monday, a woman from Toledo, Ohio died after being mauled by her daughter's pit bull. Bonnie Varnes, a 58-year-old city bus driver, was found unconscious with severe wounds, and passed away shortly after in hospital. As Dogsbite.org reports, Bonnie Varnes frequently posted pictures of her pit bull...
February 1, 2023
Girl, 4, Mauled to Death by Dog in Savage Attack: Police
Anders Anglesey | Newsweek | According to the U.K. Office for National Statistics, 22 people were killed by dogs across the country between 2013 and 2019 ... DogsBite.org, a website that collects information about dog attacks, said the U.S., which has a population more than five times that in the U.K., recorded 407 deaths from dog attacks between 2013 and 2019 ...
February 1, 2023
Cuddly Killers: Should Pit Bulls Be Legal?
Mairead Elordi | The Daily Wire | Pit bulls have been in the news lately, and that’s not a good thing. A string of pit bull attacks has reignited a decades-old debate about whether the breed should be legal ... In 2019, pit bulls killed 33 Americans, 69% of all fatal dog bites that year, according to DogsBite.org, one of the most prominent groups criticizing pit bulls ...
January 29, 2023
Rez Dogs Are A Real -- and Sometimes Deadly -- Problem on Indian Reservations
Levi Rickert | Native News Online | Reservation dogs are real, dangerous, and sometimes deadly. The problem goes beyond begging dogs in parking lots being nuisances ... DogsBite.org summarized fatal dog maulings in Indian Country last May 2022: "Tribal officials from the Navajo Nation to reservations in South Dakota have observed" ...
January 21, 2023
2 dog-on-dog-attacks spur hearings, turn personal
Emily Piper-Vallillo | Your Arlington | When Athena casually approached a nearby pitbull, wrote Sheffler in a letter, the pitbull lunged at Athena, biting her neck and severing her cervical spinal cord ... Between 2005 and 2019, pitbulls killed 346 people in the U.S. -- more than any other breed -- followed by rottweilers, according to Dogsbite.org ...
January 11, 2023
2-year-old girl nearly killed by two pit bulls reunited with deputy
Victor Valley News Group | “Due to her injuries and many complications two-year-old Savannah had a very low chance of survival,” stated the Barstow Sheriff’s Station in a Wednesday afternoon update ... According to DogsBite.org, "In the 15-year period of 2005 through 2019, canines killed 521 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (346) of these deaths"...
January 9, 2023
Louisiana Dog Owner Facing Charges After 7-Year-Old Girl Was Mauled to Death by Pit Bull
Colleen Dilthey Thomas | Cafe Mom | A young girl is dead in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after being viciously attacked by a pit bull while playing outside ... Pit bulls and rottweilers are considered the most dangerous dog breeds and accounted for 76% of dog attack deaths in a 15-year study conducted from 2005 to 2019, according to DogsBite.org ...
December 6, 2022
LOOK: These are the 7 most dangerous dog breeds according to American DogBite statistics
Dominic Naidoo | IOL | While reliable dog bite statistics are difficult to find in South Africa due to, among other factors, under-reporting or non-reporting of bites, the US DogsBite.org has been collecting data on dog bite incidents in order to educate people on the dangers posed by certain breeds of dogs, particularly pit bulls. DogsBite.org is a research...
November 17, 2022
Protect The Vulnerable: Ban Pit Bulls
Hannah Tully | The Collegian | Imagine coming home one day to learn that your 2-year-old daughter and 5-month-old son are dead, and their mother is in the hospital in critical condition. For Colby Bennard, this nightmare became reality on Oct. 6, 2022, when the family’s pet pit bulls attacked and killed his children and mauled their mother, according to DogsBite.org...
November 10, 2022
Woman, 88, Mauled To Death By Dog While Walking In Neighborhood
Anders Anglesey | Newsweek | An 88-year-old woman was been fatally attacked by a dog while she was out walking in a Virginia neighborhood, according to police ... When police arrived they found retired teacher and church leader Evangeline Brooks had been left with life-threatening injuries ... DogBites.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting people...
October 16, 2022
Opinion: Children killed
Mike Masterson | Democrat Gazette | Many of you likely caught the story out of Millington, Tenn., about a mother whose 2-year-old daughter and 5-month-old son were mauled and killed by two family pit bulls that also badly injured her ... According to DogsBite.org, from 2005 to 2017, pit bulls accounted for 284 dog bite-related fatalities...
October 9, 2022
80-year-old woman mauled to death by two dogs in San Bernardino County
Jeong park | Los Angeles Times | An 80-year-old woman out for a walk was mauled to death by two dogs in Baldy Mesa ... Two Dogo Argentino dogs were captured and are being held by the county’s Animal Control agency ... A nonprofit organization DogsBite.org tracked 568 dog bite-related deaths in the United States between 2005 to 2020...
October 7, 2022
Dogs that fatally mauled Tennessee toddlers, injured mom were never violent
Rebecca Rosenberg | Fox News | Kirstie Jane Bennard, 30, was seriously wounded when she tried to pull the family's two pit bulls off 5-month-old Hollace Dean and 2-year-old Lilly Jane ... At least 33 people in the U.S. were mauled to death in 2020 by pit bulls -- more than any other dog breed, according to non-profit dogsbite.org.
October 7, 2022
Pit bulls euthanized after killing young children, injuring mother
Scripps National | WFTS-TV | Two young children are dead and their mother is recovering at a hospital in Tennessee following an attack by two pit bulls. The attack happened on Thursday afternoon at a home north of Memphis ... Dogsbite.org, a nonprofit that tracks dog bites in the U.S., reports that there have been around 40 fatal dog attacks in 2022...
October 7, 2022
No parent should have to endure the horror of their kids being mauled to death by the family pet. So when WILL pit bull owners wake up to the menace of a dog...
Bethany Mandel | Daily Mail | No parent alive read the horrific news out of Shelby County, Tennessee on Wednesday without shuddering ... Pit bulls account for just six percent of dogs in the United States but are responsible for the vast majority of the deaths of dogs and humans, according to the dog attack victims' group dogsbite.org...
October 6, 2022
Deadly pit bull attack raises safety concerns
Jordan James and Autumn Scott | WREG | Wednesday evening, two children in Millington were killed and their mother was critically injured in a brutal attack at home by their pit bulls ... A study from national dog bite victim’s group DogsBite.org found that 568 Americans were killed by dogs from 2005 to 2020. Pit bulls contributed to 67 percent of those deaths...
October 4, 2022
Woman Mauled To Death By Dogs Inside Home, Man Arrested: Police
Anders Anglesey | Newsweek | A woman has been mauled to death in a dog attack at a home in North West England, according to police. Officers were alerted to reports of a dog attack in Liverpool, Merseyside ...According to the organization DogsBite.org, which monitors the number of dog-related fatalities, 39 people have been killed after being bitten by dogs...
October 4, 2022
Reputation means pit bulls spend longer at animal shelters
Ali Ingersoll | WRAL | "Pit bulls might be the most misunderstood dogs, surrounded with negative stereotypes and false perceptions,” said Wake County Commissioner Vickie Adamson ... Dogsbite.org analyzed U.S. dog bites from 2005 to 2017 and found that overwhelmingly, pit bulls make up the majority of deadly dog attacks. Nearly 67% of all adults...
August 1, 2022
Man Mauled to Death by a Pack of Dogs in California Neighborhood
Caitlin O'Kane | CBS News | A man in California was mauled to death by a pack of dogs on Sunday, the Selma Police Department said in a press release. When police arrived on scene, an individual was attempting to separate the dogs ... In 2020, the U.S. recorded 46 dog-bite-related fatalities, according to DogsBite.org, a nonprofit that collects data from news and police reports...
May 12, 2022
Cause & Effect of Canine Aggression in the United States
Jake Sanborn | Legal Reader | In this article, we inspect dog attack statistics and facts from the past two decades. We wanted to explore why dogs attack, see who is most at risk of serious harm, and determine what can be done to defend oneself ... To obtain recent and historical dog bite data for this study, we utilized the databanks of Dogs Love Us More and DogsBite.org....
May 5, 2022
Pit Bull Fatally Mauls Owner in His Home: Police
Anders Anglesy | Newsweek | A man in Illinois has died after he tried to stop his own pit bull and another from fighting at his home, according to police. Juan Ruiz, 66, from Kewanee, died after he was attacked ... According to DogsBite.org, a group that aims to reduce the number of serious dog attacks, 35 breeds were involved in 433 human deaths as a result of a fatal bite...
April 7, 2022
Internet Backs New Mom Avoiding Couple Due to 'Aggressive' Breed of Dog
Jack Beresford | Newsweek | A new mom has been backed online for exercising caution around a couple walking with an "aggressive looking breed of dog" ... While fatal dog attacks are rare, statistics suggest it's worth people remaining on their guard. According to a 2018 report issued by the public education website DogsBite.org, over 35 different breeds...
March 29, 2022
Police: Meskwaki Settlement woman killed by pack of dogs, the sixth fatal dog attack in Iowa since 2010
Phillip Joens | Des Moines Register | A pack of feral dogs attacked and killed a woman from the Meskwaki Settlement in Tama County on Monday, according to the chief of the Meskwaki Nation Police Department ... This is the sixth fatal dog attack in Iowa since 2010, according to Texas nonprofit dogsbite.org, which tracks news reports of dog-bite-related fatalities...
February 17, 2022
Woman Killed, Another Injured After Dog Attack In Oakland Park
Ted Scouten | CBS Miami | It happened just before 11 a.m., as Broward Sheriff’s deputies and Oakland Park Fire Rescue responded to 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida ... Although rare, dog bite fatalities do happen and there are certain breeds more responsible for them, according to DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims' group...
January 27, 2022
Letter to the Editor: Statistics validate concerns about pit bulls
Steven West | Hopkinton Independent | The statement "Be careful with pit bulls" is based on truth and fact. We live in a world where statistics don’t lie ... See Dogsbite.org for national dog bite statistics and lots of information. From the website: "From 2005 to 2020, pit bulls killed 380 Americans, a rate over seven times higher than the next closest breed...
January 9, 2022
Now in New York, insurers can't reject you for what kind of dog you own
Pete DeMola | Times Union | A new state law prohibits insurance companies from refusing to provide insurance to homeowners based on dog breeds ... DogsBite.org, a public education website about dangerous dog breeds, said insurance companies are for-profit entities and questioned why they should be required to pay out for any dog bite injuries if they can't restrict...
November 11, 2021
Eight-day-old baby boy is killed by pit bull in North Carolina house at 5am: Police say death was 'accidental'
Natasha Anderson | Daily Mail | An eight-day-old baby was killed in an early morning pit bull attack ... Nationally, in the 16-year period of 2005 through 2020, 568 Americans have been killed in canine attacks, DogBites.org reported. Pit bulls contributed to 67 percent of deaths ... 72 infants were killed in dog attacks nationwide. Pit bulls reportedly accounted for 49 percent
October 27, 2021
'Everything just hurts': 7-year-old Oklahoma boy killed by family dog, authorities say
Jordan Mendoza | USA Today | A 7-year-old boy from Oklahoma was mauled to death by a family dog last week, local authorities say. The boy, identified by KOCO and family as James McNeelis, was reported missing on Oct. 20 ... In 2020, 46 people were killed by dogs in the United States, 15 of whom were children 9 or under, according to Dogs Bite.
August 11, 2021
Toddler mauled to death by Rottweiler 'after parents went out leaving siblings in charge'
Leigh Mcmanus | Daily Star | An analysis of dog bite fatalities over a 13-year period between January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2017 showed that 433 Americans were killed by canines. Pit bulls contributed to 66% of these deaths. Rottweilers, the second leading canine killer, inflicted 10% of attacks ... according to the research by Dogsbite.org.
August 1, 2021
Violent Pit Bull attack in Hesperia; owner airlifted
HD Daily News | The victim, a 56 year old male had been inside his residence. The man was viciously attacked by both of his pit bull dogs ... A 2018 statistic posted to the Dogsbite.org website says that in a 13 year period (2005-2017), 35 dog breeds were responsible for 433 deaths. Of those deaths, 66% were from breeds of dogs that were pit bull...
July 7, 2021
Pit Bull Bans – Top 3 Pros and Cons
ProCon.org | Should Breed-Specific Legislation ("Pit Bull Bans") Be Enacted? Pro 1: According to DogsBite.org, enacting BSL "regulate[s] a small group of breeds that have a genetic propensity to attack and inflict severe, disfiguring injuries so that first attacks by these breeds can be averted. First attacks by pit bulls, for instance, almost always result in severe injury...
June 7, 2021
Dog Mauls Three-month-old Baby to Death in 'Terrible Tragedy'
Aristos Georgiou | Newsweek | Athree-month-old baby girl has died after being attacked by a dog. The incident occurred at a home in the village of Clashmore, County Waterford, Ireland ... According to the website dogsbite.org, there were 46 U.S. dog bite-related fatalities in 2020, with pit bulls contributing to 72 percent of these deaths...
June 1, 2021
Nonprofit Releases 2020 Dog Bite Fatality Statistics - Attacks by Bull Breeds Increase and Trends from the 16 Year Data Set
DogsBite.org News Release | Austin, TX, June 01, 2021 --(PR.com)-- DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks, releases 2020 U.S. dog bite fatality statistics. Last year, canines inflicted at least 46 deadly human attacks. There was a rise of reported fatal dog attacks without breed data and a rise of attacks...
May 27, 2021
North Carolina doesn't have a dangerous dog database. In fact, most states don't.
Ali Ingersoll | WRAL | North Carolina doesn't have a statewide database of animals that have bitten humans ... Colleen Lynn founded a site which compiles information regarding dog bites ... "I believed, like what most every dog victim I've spoken to ... that there was some type of system, that something will kick in to help us, and there isn't any," said Lynn.
May 26, 2021
Two dogs attack, kill 4-year-old boy near Whitehall
Mike Smith | Montana Standard | A 4-year-old boy was attacked and killed by two dogs believed to be Rottweilers at a house near Whitehall on May 9, Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle said ... According to DogsBite.org, a national, nonprofit dog-bite victim’s organization that tracks dog attacks, those are the only two fatal dog attacks in Montana...
May 11, 2021
Fire sparks police search for father of baby killed by dog
Dave Collins | AP News | A baby was fatally mauled by the family’s dog in Connecticut, leaving relatives grieving and first responders shaken, police officials said Tuesday ... From 2005 to 2019, dogs killed 521 Americans, an average of 37 per year, and two-thirds of the fatal attacks involved pit bulls, according to DogsBite.org, a nonprofit group that tracks dog bites...
May 3, 2021
Scott Underwood column: Don't underestimate danger of dogs
Scott Underwood | The Herald Bulletin | According to the neighbors and police, the dogs had never caused problems before. But we do know this: Children are often the target of dog attacks. And the attacking dogs are often pit bulls. According to dogsbite.org, from 2005 through 2019, 521 Americans died from dog attacks. Pit bulls were responsible for 346...
April 29, 2021
North Carolina girl dies in dog attack; mother severely injured
Scott Underwood | The Herald Bulletin | The Tuesday attack happened when Heather and Jayden were helping take care of two pit bulls while the owners ... According to dogsbite.org, from 2005 through 2019, 521 Americans died from dog attacks. Pit bulls were responsible for 346 of the deaths. Historically, children ages 0-4 are the age group most often victimized.
April 28, 2021
7-year-old girl dies after dog attack in Garner, mother remains hospitalized
Mark Schultz and Ashad Hajela | The News & Observer | According to dogsbite.org, a public education website about dangerous dog breeds, there have been at least seven fatal dog bites this year so far nationwide. Last year, there were at least 46. Between 2005 and 2019, pit bulls accounted for two-thirds of the deaths reported in the United States, according to the website.
January 20, 2021
Man Mauled by Three Pit Bulls At Kentucky Park Left 'Pretty Chewed Up'
Jason Murdock | Newsweek | Kentucky man has said he was left "pretty chewed up" after being surrounded and attacked by three pit bull dogs while out walking ... According to DogsBite, a victims' organization that is dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks, pit bulls contributed to 66 percent (346) of the 521 Americans who were killed in canine attacks...
January 20, 2021
Pit bulls in recent Tortosa mauling had attacked before
Jay Taylor | inMaricopa.com | Pit bulls have many devoted fans but plenty of other people, including Clark, see them as dangerous dogs, though not always that way ... In 2019, the most recent year for which statistics are available, there were 48 dog bite-related fatalities in the United States, according to DogsBite.org, a public education website about dangerous dogs...
December 14, 2020
14-year-old boy killed Thursday by dog at Otter Tail County breeder identified
Echo Press | According to dogsbite.org, in 2019, the were 48 dog-bite related fatalities in the U.S. Of those deaths, 77% involved pit bulls or Rottweilers. Only two of those deaths resulted from attacks involving German shepherds. Between 2005 to 2019, only 22 of 521 total dog-bite related fatalities resulted from German shepherds attacks...
December 11, 2020
Northwestern Minnesota boy found dead, apparently attacked by family dog
Forum News Service | A 14-year-old boy found dead Thursday appeared to have been killed by the family dog in rural Battle Lake, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office ... A website called DogsBite.org keeps track of fatal dog attacks in the United States and information on the page indicates that so far in 2020 there have been more than...
November 20, 2020
Florida Man Mauled to Death by Roaming Pack of Stray Dogs
Jason Murdock | Newsweek | In July this year, DogsBite, a national victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks, said it had recorded a total of 48 fatal dog attacks ... "In 2019 canines killed 48 Americans, the highest annual count on record. Several other new records were also set in 2019: victims in the 30-49 age group outnumbered...
November 7, 2020
Breed-specific dog laws prohibited in Connecticut
Eric Bedner | Journal Inquirer | While pit bulls are responsible for more fatal attacks each year compared to other breeds, there are conflicting opinions about whether the breed is inherently more violent ... According to DogsBite.org, a website created by activist Colleen Lynn, at least 433 U.S. citizens were killed by dogs between 2005 and 2017...
October 26, 2020
Family's dog turns ‘vicious' and kills infant as parents slept, Virginia police say
Mark Price | The News & Observer | An infant was attacked and killed by a family dog early Monday as both the child's parents slept, according to police in Hampton on the Virginia coast ... There were 48 "dog bite-related fatalities" in the U.S. in 2019, reports Dogbite.org. The fatalities included 13 children, 10 of whom "were ages 0-2 years old," the site says.
October 26, 2020
Baby Mauled to Death by Parent's Pet German Shepherd
David Child | Newsweek | An infant in Virginia was mauled to death by its parents' pet dog on Monday, local police said ... Throughout the wider U.S., at least 38 other people were also killed by canines this year, according to DogsBite.org, a public education website that tallies reported attacks by dogs. The National Center for Biotechnology Information...
September 6, 2020
Thousands of pit bulls run the streets, and many end up as pets
Andrew Boryga and Eileen Kelley | Sun-Sentinel | In August, two rescued pit bulls found their way into the homes of two Broward families. One of the dogs attacked two young children, scarring their faces. Another mauled an 84-year-old woman to death ... Colleen Lynn, who runs a nonprofit dog bite victims group Dogsbite.org, has spent the last decade conducting research...
August 31, 2020
Letter: Independence should keep its ban on pit bulls
Dr. Elizabeth Baker | The Examiner | According to a comprehensive study, pit bulls account for at least 65% of all fatalities from dog attacks in the United States. (dogsbite.org, May 2018, "U.S. Dog Bite Fatalities: Breeds of Dogs Involved, Age Groups and Other Factors over a 13-Year Period"). This study also indicates that there is an extremely small number...
August 26, 2020
International Dog Day 2020: 6 most dangerous dog breeds in the world
DNA India | American Pit Bulls are one of the most dangerous dogs and have been banned by many countries in the world. This medium-sized, intelligent, short-haired dog, is one of the most dangerous ... According to a data by DogsBite.org, in the 13-year period of 2005 to 2017, canines killed 433 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (284) of these deaths...
July 16, 2020
Nonprofit Releases 2019 Dog Bite Fatality Statistics - Attacks and Adult Victims Rise and Trends from the 15-Year Data Set
DogsBite.org News Release | Austin, TX, July 16, 2020 --(PR.com)-- DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks, releases 2019 U.S. dog bite fatality statistics. Last year, canines inflicted 48 deadly human attacks, the most recorded in a single year. There were over 2.5 times as many victims ≥ 10 years old (35) than child victims...
June 17, 2020
Henderson Will Consider Stronger Dog Ordinance
Karl Jeter | Teche Today | Police Chief Leroy Guidry is asking the town council to consider amending the existing dog control ordinance ... The non-profit organization DogsBite.org publishes records of reported dog bite incidents across the country. According to their data, in the 14-year period of 2005 through 2018, dogs killed 471 Americans. Pit bulls or pit bull mixes...
May 14, 2020
Chicago woman found mauled by her own dogs and it wasn't a French bulldog
Cheryl Hanna | Pet Rescue Report | A Chicago woman was found mauled to death in her home last Saturday by at least one of her three dogs ... DogsBite.org firmly dispels media headlines stating a "French bulldog perpetrating this attack." There is also no factual information to prove Blue Bear had been a fighting dog nor rumors he had been mistreated ...
May 11, 2020
Man Kills U.S. Postal Service Mail Carrier After Vicious Dog Warnings Issued
Phyllis M. Daugherty | CityWatch | Angela Summers, 45, was shot in the chest just before 4 p.m. on April 27 on North Denny Street in east Indianapolis, according to an affidavit by U.S. Postal Service Inspector ... DogsBite.org reminds us, "Cushingberry-Mays literally threw his entire life way by killing Summers in cold blood over a dispute that began with a dog"...
April 16, 2020
Pit Bull Euthanized After Mauling Texas Woman, Killing Her
Lorenz Duchamps | NTD | A Texas woman who was hospitalized late last month with critical injuries following an attack by a stray dog she took into her home several days before the attack died on April 12 ... In a 13-year analysis, DogsBite.org says that of 433 fatal dog attacks in the United States, pit bulls contributed to 66 percent, or 284 deaths...
April 13, 2020
Armando Coronado arrested after Goleta dog attack
Greg Buff | The Legal Advocate | 24-year-old Armando Coronado, age 24, of Goleta was arrested after two dogs broke through a fence and viciously attacked a neighbor on Sunday ... According to DogBite.org, there were 36 dog bite-related fatalities in the U.S. in 2018. Pit bulls make up about 7% of the total U.S. dog population. During the 14-year period...
February 26, 2020
Pit bull population overwhelming shelters, contributing to attacks
Joe Dana | KPNX Phoenix | The I-Team analyzed county dog bite records that reveal pit bulls contribute to hundreds of more incidents annually compared to other breeds ... Nationally, the nonprofit DogsBite.org tracks reports of dog attacks in the U.S. and estimates that over a 14-year period between 2005 and 2018, canines killed 471 Americans...
February 19, 2020
Plainfield man dies after dog attack injuries
Brian Stanley | Bugle Newspapers | A Plainfield man died after being attacked by a family pit bull earlier this month. Devin J. White, 25, died late on Feb. 10 at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, according to Plainfield Police ... Data provided by DogsBite.org indicates pit bulls were responsible for two-thirds of the 471 fatal dog attack nationwide from 2005 to 2018...
February 10, 2020
Letter: As I See It: Stressing the danger of pit bulls
Larry Giantonio | Daily News of Newburyport | The pit bull owners who try to defend these dogs are not in touch with reality ... bloodhounds follow scents, retrievers retrieve, pointers point when they find the pheasant that has been gunned down, and pit bulls attack, maul, and kill ... just a few of the headlines, stories, and pictures from just three days on DogsBite.org...
January 16, 2020
Breed Ban Advocates Say Pit Bull Population Will Explode If Ban Lifted In Denver
Jeff Todd | CBS Denver | As a Denver City Councilmember looks to repeals the decades-old breed ban on pit bulls, advocates for the ban are warning the city of unintended consequences ... "You lift that ban and the breed of these dogs is going to explode," said Colleen Lynn, the founder of Dogsbite.org ... pit bulls as a breed represent 66% of human deaths...
January 15, 2020
Data shows where fatal dog attacks occurred in the Houston area over the last 20 years
Rebecca Hennes | Houston Chronicle | Texas and Houston are ranked as some of the worst areas for dog bites and fatal dog attacks in the nation ... Approximately 36 fatal dog attacks were reported nationwide in 2018, according to the nonprofit public education website DogBites.org. Between 2005 and 2017, the nonprofit recorded 433 deaths caused by dogs...
January 10, 2020
Pit bull killed after man found dead in Rockcastle County, KY
Mike Stunson and Karla Ward | Lexington Herald Leader | Police charged a woman late Friday with murder after she allegedly let her pit bull attack a man who died ... A 2019 report from DogsBite.org showed pit bulls were attributed to 66 percent of dog bite fatalities from 2005 to 2017. Pit bulls were responsible for 311 of the 471 deaths, the report showed...
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