Monthly Archives: January 2016


Talen Nathan West (7) – Lumberton, NC – Killed By Neighbor’s Pit Bull While Playing In The Woods With His Brother (1/24/16) 1

Dog kills 7-year-old, injures another child First Posted: 7:19 pm – January 24th, 2016 Updated: 9:24 pm – January 24th, 2016 – The Robesonien LUMBERTON — One child has died and another was injured after they were attacked by a pit bull this morning, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s […]


Payton Sawyers (1) – Independence, VA – Killed By Pit Bull-Mix While Under Care Of Babysitters (1/8/16)

UPDATE: 15-month-old dies of injuries from pitbull attack in Grayson County Two people have been charged. Illegal drugs and ammunition were also found in the home Web Staff, WDBJ7, news@wdbj7.com – POSTED: 01:38 PM EST Jan 08, 2016    UPDATED: 02:51 PM EST Jan 09, 2016 Two people have been charged with having a vicious dog after a 15-month-old child suffered life-threatening injuries after […]


Recent Dogfighting Busts and Discoveries

DOG FIGHTING It is important to address exactly what is dog fighting and its role in history since it is referenced frequently when discussing canine related issues. Daxton’s Friends for Canine Education & Awareness speaks openly and honestly about breeds that descend from fighting bloodlines and the potential dangers they […]


Tyler Trammell-Huston (9) – Linda, CA – Killed By Sister’s 3 Pit Bulls After She Left Him Alone With The Dogs (1/3/16) 5

Boy mauled to death in Linda trailer by pit bulls By Monica Vaughan mvaughan@appealdemocrat.com – Posted: Monday, January 4, 2016 11:16 am | Updated: 7:04 pm, Fri Jan 22, 2016 A 9-year-old boy was mauled to death by three pit bull dogs when he was left alone in his sister’s trailer home, […]


Nyjah Espinosa (2) – Killed By Father’s Pit Bull Type Dog – (Miami-Dade, FL) 1

Girl, 2, Killed in Dog Attack in Miami-Dade By Willard Shepard – Published Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015 A South Florida family is coping with a terrible tragedy after a young girl was the victim of a dog attack just days before her second birthday. Nyjah Espinosa, who would have celebrated her birthday […]


Maria Torres (57) – Killed By Her Own Pit Bulls While Breaking Up Fight (Gridley, CA)

Gridley Pit Bull Owner’s Death Still a Mystery POSTED 6:27 PM, DECEMBER 17, 2015, BY LONNIE WONG GRIDLEY — Butte County Sheriff’s detectives are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine how 57-year-old Maria Torres died. Deputies went to her home just outside Gridley after she did not show up […]


Rebecca Hardy (22) – Killed By Pit Bull & Husky-Mix – (Port Huron, MI) 1

Dogs involved in fatal mauling euthanized Beth LeBlanc, Times Herald – 4:20 p.m. EST December 11, 2015 Two dogs and one puppy have been euthanized after a fatal dog mauling in Port Huron. Port Huron Police Capt. Jeff Baker said the pit bull and Husky involved in the fatal attack on 22-year-old […]


Xavier Strickland (4) Killed By 4 Pit Bulls Walking To School With Mother (Detroit, MI) 4

4-year-old boy dies after being mauled by pit bulls in Detroit Witnesses say dogs dragged boy under fence By Local 4 – ClickOnDetroit news staff – Posted: 1:43 PM, December 03, 2015 – Updated: 1:43 PM, December 03, 2015 DETROIT – A 4-year-old boy died after being mauled by multiple dogs Wednesday in […]


Carter Hartle (11-mo) Killed By Family Pit Bull/Shar Pei-Mix (Oneida County, New York)

Deadly pit bull attack: Breed can be risky because it won’t let go, dog warden says By Elizabeth Doran | edoran@syracuse.com – Email the author | Follow on Twitter on November 16, 2015 at 3:45 PM The 2-year-old pit bull named Diesel was in the family’s living room about 7:15 p.m. Sunday […]


Anthony Riggs (57) – Killed By A Rottweiler He Adopted Earlier That Day (Madison County, TN)

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the investigation determined that Anthony Riggs, 57, was killed by his newly adopted Rottweiler. The Jackson Sun | jacksonsun.com November 13, 2015 Click here to read post Facebook commenter and witness Teresa Sanchez wrote: “He wasn’t growling or showing teeth, he just bit us like […]