Maryland dog bite victim advocacy ::
DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims' group, submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the young mauling victim in Tracey v. Solesky, which helped move the Court of Appeals to modify Maryland common law and attach strict liability when a pit bull terrier attacks a person. This web page was designed in 2012 to help citizens and groups take action to support the high court's ruling.
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The 911 call
Watch the 911 call at the center of the high court decision, Tracey v. Solesky.
On April 28, 2007 a pit bull inflicted a life-threatening attack on a young boy in a residential ally. Dominic Solesky of Towson, Maryland, was 10-years old. Learn more.
Maryland and U.S. statistics
Maryland dog bite fatalities
View recent deadly dog maulings that occurred in the State of Maryland.
- 2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Adopted Two Weeks Ago Kills Woman in Columbia, Maryland
- 2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Back-to-Back Dogo Argentino Attacks, One Fatal, Both with Similar Circumstances and Victims
- 2017 Dog Bite Fatality: 8-Month Old Baby Boy Killed by Family Pit Bull in Calvert County, Maryland
National statistics & studies
View national fatal dog bite injury statistics and regional nonfatal dog bite injury studies.
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