2007 Canine Related Fatality Report


2007 FATALITIES

Amber Jones
10 years
San Antonio, TX
January 12, 2007
Pit Bull
*owned by neighbor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RDlaF4i6o0
http://slumz.boxden.com/f5/jan-15-girl-killed-pit-bull-attack-838047/
http://dogbitelaw.com/blog/first-usa-death-of-2007-texas-girl-killed-by-neighbors-pit-bull.html

 

Linda Mittina
69 years
Affton, MO
January 15, 2007
German Shepherd
*owned by son

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1769582/posts
– Associated Press, “St. Louis woman killed by family pet,” Columbia Daily Tribune, January 17, 2007 (www.columbiatribune.com)
– Heather Ratcliff, “Dog that killed woman had history of attacks,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 17, 2007 (www.stltoday.com)
– Marty Harris, “Woman Killed By Family Dog,” South County Times, January 19, 2007 (www.southcountytimes.com)

 

Matthew Logan Johnson
6 years
Richmond, VA
January 24, 2007
2 Rottweilers
*owned by parents

http://www.wric.com/Global/story.asp?S=5987562&clienttype=printable
http://www.wtop.com/120/1043534/Boy-Dies-from-Dog-Mauling-Injuries

 

Taylor Kitlica
18 months
Brewton, AL
January 28, 2007
Rottweiler
*owner unknown

http://www.wsfa.com/Global/story.asp?S=6007770
http://dogbitelaw.com/blog/3-adopted-rottweilers-kill-2-children.html

 

Robynn Bradley
2 years
Litonia, GA
February 16, 2007
1 Pit Bull  1 Mastiff Mix
*owned by relative

https://www.google.com/search?q=robynn+bradley+pit+bull&rlz=1C1GPEA_enUS314&espv=210&es_sm=93&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=LS_UUo78F6jQ2AWW7IA4&ved=0CF4QsAQ&biw=647&bih=608
http://www.dogbite-expert.com/statistics-usfatal-2006-2008.htm

 

Pamela Rushing
50 years
Friendswood, TX
March 16, 2007
1Pit Bull Mix  1 Golden Retriever
*owned by victim

http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/pearland-news/article/Dog-blamed-in-woman-s-death-was-mother-s-pet-1810563.php
https://www.google.com/search?q=pamela+rushing+pit+bull&rlz=1C1GPEA_enUS314&espv=210&es_sm=93&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=pC_UUuSjEKTe2QWR7wE&ved=0CEAQsAQ&biw=647&bih=608
http://pitbullholocaust.wordpress.com/tag/pamela-rushing/

 

Carolina Sotello
2 years
Combine, TX
March 23, 2007
Pit Bull
*owned by family

http://dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com/2008/05/killer-pit-bull.html/
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2008/05/roll-call-texans-killed-by-pit-bulls-in_19.html
http://www.mothersagainstdogchaining.org/carolinasotellonews.html

 

Brian Palmer
1 years
Charleston, SC
April 27, 2007
Pit Bull
*owned by family

http://www.dogpolitics.com/my_weblog/2007/05/exploiting_the_.html
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1824680/posts?page=263
http://dogbitelaw.com/blog/toddler-killed-by-pit-bull-after-being-left-alone-with-young-brothers.html

 

Celestino Rangel
90 years
San Antonio, TX
May 13, 2007
2 Pit Bulls
*owned by relative

http://dogbitelaw.com/animal-control-liability-for-dog-bites/animal-control-liability-for-dog-bites.html
http://news.google.com/newspapers
nid=861&dat=20070526&id=SaY_AAAAIBAJ&sjid=c1YMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4874,1419919
http://eastlandspin.com/archive/index.php/t-13959.html

 

James Chapple Jr.
59 years
Memphis, TN
May 17, 2007
2 Pit Bulls
*owned by property owner

http://dogbitelaw.com/animal-control-liability-for-dog-bites/animal-control-liability-for-dog-bites.html
https://www.facebook.com/PitbullBan/posts/130113453843875
https://www.google.com/search
q=james+chapple+jr+pit+bull&rlz=1C1GPEA_enUS314&espv=210&es_sm=93&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=HTLUUvfQAuSC2QXAnIH4BA&ved=0CFwQsAQ&biw=647&bih=608
http://www.americantowns.com/tn/memphis/heroes/zohnn-griggs-a-pit-bull-faceoff

 

Magdelena Silva
96 years
El Paso, TX
May 25, 2007
1 Doberman Pinscher  1 German Shepherd
*owned by victim

http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_5992423
http://www.lcsun-news.com/news/ci_5988351

 

Dandre Fisher
3 years
Hunter Airfield, GA
May 26, 2007
2 Pit Bulls
*owned by property owner

https://www.google.com/search?q=dandre+fisher+pit+bull&rlz=1C1GPEA_enUS314&espv=210&es_sm=93&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=LDPUUv6jJeLD2wWU5YFo&ved=0CCwQsAQ&biw=647&bih=608
http://savannahnow.com/coastal-empire/2007-08-30/mother-army-wont-press-charges-dog-mauling#.UtQzINJdXbw
http://old.chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/09/01/met_142095.shtml

 

Carshena Benjamin
71 years
Golden Gates, FL
May 26, 2007
2 Pit Bulls
*owned by neighbor

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2008/mar/29/bad-dogs-lawsuit-closed-investigation-latest-estat/
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2008/04/2007-fatality-victim-carshena-benjamin.html
http://depthchargethoughts.blogspot.com/2012/02/dog-attacks-in-naples-florida.html

 

Phyllis Carroll
63 years
Connersville, IN
June 17, 2007
Chow Mix
*owned by victim

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2007-06-18-dogkillswoman_N.htm
http://www.wthr.com/story/6671182/woman-mauled-to-death-by-pet-dog?clienttype=printable
http://www.foxnews.com/story/2007/06/18/woman-killed-by-her-own-pet-dog/
http://www.wndu.com/home/headlines/8056442.html

 

Mary Diana Bernal
62 years
Deltona, FL
June 29, 2007
Pit Bull
*owned by relative

http://pitbullholocaust.wordpress.com/tag/mary-diana-bernal/
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2008/06/2007-fatality-mary-diana-bernal-killed.html
http://www.animalpeoplenews.org/anp/2011/10/17/fatal-dog-attacks-in-bangalore-seen-as-threat-to-animal-birth-control/
http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2007-06-30/news/PITBULL30_1_deltona-pit-bull-rabies-alert

 

Tiffany Pauley
5 years
Carrollton, GA
July 12, 2007
Rottweiler
*owned by neighbor

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/mauled-girls-mother-on-probation/nJT36/
http://www.accessnorthga.com/detail-pf.php?n=87316

 

Trey Paeth
11 months
Cookeville, TN
July 23, 2007
2 Siberian Huskies
*owned by friends

http://www.wmctv.com/Global/story.asp?s=6854153&clienttype=printable

 

Sabin Jones-Abbott
6 years
Bath, NY
July 29, 2007
Pit Bull Mix
*owned by family

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1876004/posts
http://www.momlogic.com/2009/03/baby_killed_by_family_dog.php?page=2
http://www.rochesterhomepage.net/story/pit-bull-mauling-in-steuben-county/d/story/Ly6NN4n8nkqgqPgLVRLTYA

 

Zachary King Jr.
7 years
Minneapolis, MN
August 16, 2007
Pit bull
*owned by family

http://www.startribune.com/local/11588186.html
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=728_1187366653

 

Elijah Rackley
15 months
McMinn County, TN
August 18, 2007
Chow Mix
*owned by family

http://dogbitelaw.com/blog/another-chained-dog-kills-another-toddler-tn-law-to-blame-usa-s-2007-death-count-is-19.html
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=204325558281052090423.0004d28f8b2c46cf9d3ca
http://www.peta.org/issues/companion-animal-issues/cruel-practices/chaining-dogs/chained-dog-attack-summaries/

 

Scott Warren
6 years
Dallas, TX
August 31, 2007
Pit Bull
*owned by victim

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1890389/posts
http://dogbitelaw.com/blog/Page-31.html

 

Kylie Cox
4 months
Warren, MI
September 12, 2007
Rottweiler
*owned by stranger

http://blog.dogsbite.org/2008/11/2007-fatality-kylie-cox-4-months-old.html
http://www.macombdaily.com/article/MD/20071025/NEWS01/310259991

 

Cheryl Harper
56 years
Iosco Township, MI
September 13, 2007
4 American Bulldogs
*owned by neighbor

http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/593905
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2008/07/coverage-of-double-dog-attack.html
http://blog.mlive.com/annarbornews/2007/12/killer_dogs_tried_to_attack_th.html

 

Edward Gierlach
91 years
Iosco Township, MI
September 13, 2007
4 American Bulldogs
*owned by neighbor

http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/593905
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2008/07/coverage-of-double-dog-attack.html
http://blog.mlive.com/annarbornews/2007/12/killer_dogs_tried_to_attack_th.html

 

Karson Dilan Gilroy
2 years
Boger City, NC
September 25, 2007
2 German Shepherd Mixes
*owned by neighbor

http://www.lincolnsheriff.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=216&Itemid=11
http://www.mothersagainstdogchaining.org/karsondylangilroynews.html
http://www.wltx.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=53971

 

Tina Marie Canterbury
42 years
Middleburg, FL
October 2, 2007
2 Pit Bulls
*owned by victim

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/florida-woman-attacked-killed-by-her-own-pit-bulls/nFDPr/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k8s3n6dqn8
http://jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/100307/met_204816739.shtml

 

Jane Doe
73 years
Pahrump, NV
October 5, 2007
8 Wolf Hybrids
*owned by son
– Jonathan Humbert, “Pahrump Woman Dies After Attack by 8 wolf hybrids,” Channel 8 Eyewitness News, October 5, 2007 (www.lasvegasnow.com)
– Christina Eichelkraut, “Woman killed in attack by dogs,” Pahrump Valley Times, October 10, 2007 (www.pvtimes.com)

 

Rosalie Bivins
65 years
Ada, OK
October 15, 2007
7 Pit Bull Mixes
*owner unknown

http://newsok.com/article/3148404
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2008/04/2007-fatality-rosalie-bivins-killed.html
http://www.kxii.com/home/headlines/10649826.html?storySection=comments

 

Toni Whitehurst
4 years
Phoenix, AZ
November 5, 2007
American Bulldog
*owned by family

http://www.wltx.com/news/article/55362/142/Girl-Killed-by-Familys-Beloved-Pet-Bulldog

 

Seth Lovitt
11 years
Killeen, TX
November 7, 2007
Pit Bull
*owned by grandmother

http://www.kxxv.com/story/7322249/updated-killeen-boy-dies-after-family-pit-bull-attacks
http://kdhnews.com/news/article_35e0e248-0530-5d3d-9a55-23a33d3e7226.html?mode=jqm

 

Jennifer Lowe
21 years
Knox County, TN
November 12, 2007
2 Pit Bulls
*owned by friend

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2007/nov/12/pit-bulls-maul-woman-west-knox-county/
http://www.local8now.com/news/headlines/11630316.html
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2007/11/no-charges-filed-for-owner-of-2-pit.html

 

Cora Lee Suehead
61 years
Placer County, CA
December 4, 2007
4 Pit Bulls
*owned by relative

http://gonebutnotforgotten.wordpress.com/2008/07/19/husband-of-foresthill-woman-killed-by-pit-bulls-also-dies/
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2008/01/was-placer-county-woman-mauled-by-pit.html

 

Holden Jernigan
2 years
Summerville, SC
December 13, 2007
Pit Bull
*owned by grandmother

http://www.network54.com/Forum/567967/thread/1199236152/last-1199236990/Woman+charged+in+pit+bull+attack
http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20071214/PC1602/312149940
http://dogbitelaw.com/blog/second-child-killed-by-pit-bulls-in-same-county-2007-usa-death-toll-hits-30.html

 

Blanche Brodeur
76 years
Mountain City, GA
December 17, 2007
Pit Bull
*owned by son-in-law

http://blog.dogsbite.org/2007/12/dog-attack-fatality-underscores-dark.html

 

Kelly Caldwell
45 years
Yermo, CA
December 25, 2007
2 Pit Bulls
*owned by neighbor

http://www.desertdispatch.com/articles/yermo-4334-pit-arrested.html
http://www.vvdailypress.com/articles/dogs-4229-caldwell-department.html
http://articles.latimes.com/2007/dec/27/local/me-briefs27.s5

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