Texas deaths after state preemption ::

In 1991, during Preemption Wave I (1988 to 1991), the Texas legislature enacted a mixed-preemption law preventing local governments from enacting and enforcing breed-specific laws. The action followed the mauling deaths of nine children and one adult -- all killed by pit bulls -- in Texas from 1981 to 1990. Since this time, over 55 Texans have been brutally killed by breeds of dogs most likely to be included in local breed-specific ordinances since the 1991 legislation.


Clicking on Death Year leads to a larger archive of fatal dog maulings including that specific victim. The Dog Breed column indicates that at least one dog of this breed was involved in the attack that resulted in a human fatality.


Texas 1991 to Present - Deaths by Dog Breeds Most Often Subject to BSL
Death Year Location Name Age Dog Breed
1993 Dallas County Dusty Patterson 5 Rottweiler
1997 Lampass County Cheryl Floyd 17 Rottweiler
1997 Lubbock County Aurora Gonzales 64 Pit bull
2000 Lubbock County Alva Rogers 82 Pit bull
2000 Smith County Ahleah Austin 3 Pit bull
2002 Dorothy Carter Harris County 52 Pit bull
2003 Harris County Fannie Pharms 58 Pit bull
2004 Montgomery County Baby "John Doe" < 1 Pit bull
2004 Nacogdoches County Jordan Parker < 1 Pit bull
2005 Bexar County Roberto Aguilera 64 Pit bull
2005 Harris County Sandra Sanchez 32 Rottweiler
2005 Milam County Lillian Stiles 76 Pit bull
2006 Childress County Ashton Scott < 1 Rottweiler
2006 Dickens County Frank Baber 49 Pit bull
2006 El Paso County Gemma Carlos 2 Rottweiler
2006 Harris County Pedro Rios 4 Pit bull
2006 Hidalgo County Mariah Puga 3 Pit bull
2006 Montgomery County David McCurry 41 Pit bull
2007 Bell County Seth Lovitt 11 Pit bull
2007 Bexar County Amber Jones 10 Pit bull
2007 Bexar County Celestino Rangel 90 Pit bull
2007 El Paso County Magdelena Silva 95 Doberman pinscher
2007 Dallas County Carolina Sotello 2 Pit bull
2007 Dallas County Scott Warren 6 Pit bull
2007 Galveston County Pamela Rushing 50 Pit bull-type
2008 Hidalgo County Pablo Lopez 5 Pit bull
2008 Stephens County Tanner Monk 7 Pit bull
2009 Bexar County Izaiah Cox < 1 Pit bull
2009 Caldwell County Tyson Miller 2 Pit bull
2009 Rusk County Justin Clinton 10 Pit bull
2009 Tarrant County Brooklynn Milburn 3 Rottweiler
2010 Harris County Jeannette Vaughn < 1 Rottweiler
2010 Rusk County Kaden Muckleroy 2 Pit bull
2011 Harris County Brayden McCollen < 1 Pit bull
2011 Cooke County Donna Conrad 71 Doberman pinscher
2011 Harris County Edna Dyson 71 Pit bull
2011 Randall County Mya Maeda < 1 Pit bull
2012 Montgomery County Jace Valdez 1 Pit bull
2012 Tarrant County Rayden Bruce < 1 Pit bull
2012 Victoria County Kylar Johnson 4 Pit bull
2013 Harris County Juan Campos 96 Pit bull
2013 Liberty County Linda Oliver 63 Rottweiler
2013 Montgomery County Christian Gormanous 4 Pit bull
2013 Uvalde County Isaiah Aguilar 2 Pit bull
2014 Bell County Je'vaeh Mayes 2 Pit bull
2014 Bell County Raymane Robinson Jr. 2 Bullmastiff
2014 Bexar County Petra Aguirre 83 Pit bull
2014 Comal County Betty Clark 75 Pit bull
2014 Harris County Christina Bell (Burleson) 43 Pit bull
2014 Kaufman County Dorothy Hamilton 85 Pit bull
2014 Nueces County Rita Woodard 64 Pit bull
2015 Dallas County Brayden Wilson < 1 Pit bull
2015 Hopkins County Betty Wood 78 Rottweiler
2015 Orange County Tanner Smith 5 Pit bull
2015 Reeves County Norberto Legardo 83 Pit bull
2016 Dallas County Antoinette Brown 52 Pit bull
2017 El Paso County Jacob Brooks 4 Pit bull
2018 Bexar County Noah Trevino 4 Pit bull
2018 Hunt County Kristie Kelley 44 Dogo argentino
2019 Hardin County Wayne Pattison 79 Pit bull
2019 Potter County Ed Stanley 85 Pit bull
2019 Harris County Elaine Richman 66 Doberman pinscher
2019 Lubbock County Johnnie Garner 88 Pit bull
2019 Dallas County Johana Villafane 33 Pit bull
2019 Dallas County Nelson Cabrera 16 Pit bull
2019 Harris County Medessa Ragsdale 44 Pit bull
2020 Tarrant County Sharon Baldwin 60 Pit bull
2020 Hunt County Jonah Jellison 1 Pit bull
2021 Tarrant County Elayah Brown 4 Pit bull
2021 Howard County John Henry 46 Pit bull
2021 El Paso County Adult Jane Doe 59 Pit bull
2021 Harris County Tiffany Frangione 48 Pit bull

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