2017 U.S. Dog Bite Related Fatalities


See also:


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In upholding Denver’s pit bull ban in 1991, the Supreme Court of Colorado wrote, The city, however, is not required to meet its burden of proof with mathematical certainty of scientific evidence,” when identifying a pit bull. Death investigation reports prepared by police and medical examiners are sufficient to determine dog breed.

Source: The Colorado Dog Fanciers, Inc. et al. v. The City and County of Denver, 820 P. 2d 644 (Colo.1991)


Who Can Identify a Pit Bull? A Dog Owner of ‘Ordinary Intelligence’ Say the High Courts

Why This Myth Must Be Destroyed

The myth that it is impossible to identify a pit bull or that only an “expert” with a suitcase of science can achieve this task must be discredited. Nowhere do the high courts make any presumption of “expert” knowledge being necessary to identify a pit bull. Specifically, the high courts state, “a dog owner of ordinary intelligence can determine if he does in fact own a dog commonly known as a pit bull” and the “American pit bull terrier is a recognized breed of dog readily identifiable by laymen.”

Read more: http://blog.dogsbite.org/2015/08/who-can-identify-pit-bull-dog-owner-of-ordinary-intelligence.html?m=1


The term “pit bull” in lower-case letters refers to three closely-related breeds. The original breed was the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, a dog bred for pit fighting in the 18th and 19th centuries in the UK. After importation to the U.S. in the late 19th century, they continued to be used for fighting, but were bred to be taller and heavier. These larger cousins were then registered in the UKC as “American Pit Bull Terriers” (1898) and in the AKC as the “American Staffordshire Terrier” (1936).  Note that these are identical breeds under two different names, and many individuals hold conformation championships in both registries.  In addition, some of the original, smaller dogs were reimported from the UK and were recognized in the AKC as the original “Staffordshire Bull Terriers” (1935).

A 2013 ASPCA double-blind study revealed that shelter workers were able to correctly identify dogs with significant ‘pit bull’ blood (‘pit bull’ = the 3 breeds above) 96% of the time, as confirmed by DNA tests. http://www.aspcapro.org/blog/2013/09/25/bully-this%E2%80%94-results-are-in%E2%80%A6


See Also: Why Do We Call Them ‘Pit Bull Type’ Dogs? Click here to learn more


Non Profits Urge CDC to Resume Collecting and Quantifying Richer Data Set About Human Dog Bite Fatalities

“We live and die in public health based on how good our data is,”
– CDC Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden

Children mauled by these dogs are Life-Flighted every day in this country with no end in sight. And the primary government body, whose mission is to protect America from health, safety and security threats, is unwilling to collect a richer data set about these victims. The CDC will not even collect more data about the attacks that end in death, about 32 annually.

Key related documents:

Read release post from DogsBite.org »


2017 U.S. Dog Bite Related Fatalities:

PIT BULL TYPE DOGS & MIXES = 29

GERMAN SHEPHERD = 2

UNKNOWN/MIXED BREED = 2

AKITA = 1

ENGLISH MASTIFF = 1

ROTTWEILER = 1

MASTIFF/GREAT DANE-MIX = 1

HUSKY/GERMAN SHEPHERD-MIX = 1

LARGE SCHNAUZER/LABRADOR = 1


1. Logan Braatz (6) – Atlanta, GA – Killed By A Pit Bull, Pit Bull-Mix & Unidentified Breed While Walking To School Bus Stop (1/17/17)
Sources:

http://www.11alive.com/article/news/local/pit-bull-owner-in-custody-after-child-dies-in-attack/85-386660718
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atlanta/several-children-attacked-by-pit-bulls/485092475
http://www.cbs46.com/story/34274830/police-several-children-bitten-by-dogs-in-neighborhood
http://www.11alive.com/article/news/local/southwest-atlanta/charge-upgraded-to-involuntary-manslaughter-in-dog-attack/85-387026107
http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/atlanta-councilwoman-introduces-legislation-following-dog-attack-that-killed-6-six-year
https://twitter.com/SchrammCBS46/status/822187903853985794
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/01/dog-bite-fatality-pit-bulls-kill-child-atlanta.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#logan-braatz


2. Skylar Julius (2 mo) – San Marcos, TX – Killed By Family German Shepherd While Napping In Infant Bouncer (1/17/17)
Sources:

http://www.kvue.com/news/local/hays-county/san-marcos-infant-killed-family-dog/387059693
http://cbsaustin.com/news/local/infant-girl-killed-by-family-dog-in-san-marcos
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/01/2017-dog-bite-fatality-infant-killed-by.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#skylar-julius


3. Louise Hermida (75) – New York, NY – Killed By Her Own Mastiff/Great Dane-Mix (2/13/17)
Sources:

http://abc7ny.com/news/newly-adopted-dog-attacks-kills-elderly-woman-in-queens/1752073/
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/exclusive-mastiff-mauls-75-year-old-queens-woman-death-article-1.2971183
https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Dog-Maul-Woman-Death-Queens-New-York-City-SPCA-Mastiff-Attack-Animal-Care-Control–413600273.html
https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170213/astoria/woman-killed-dog-mastiff-nypd
http://abc7ny.com/news/newly-adopted-dog-attacks-kills-elderly-woman-in-queens/1752073/
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/02/2017-dog-bite-fatality-75-year-old.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#louise-hermida


4. John Doe Child (5) – Clarksville, TN – Killed By The Family’s Two English Mastiffs (2/16/17)
Sources:

https://www.newschannel5.com/news/5-year-old-boy-mauled-to-death-by-family-dogs
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/02/2017-dog-bite-fatality-mastiffs-kill-boy-clarksville.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#child-john-doe
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#child-john-doe


5. Jamie Owsley (21) – Quincy, IL – Killed By His Roommate’s Pit Bull After Having A Seizure (2/26/17)
Sources:

http://www.wgem.com/story/34608636/2017/02/Sunday/police-conducting-a-death-investigation-after-dog-attack
http://www.whig.com/20170710/quincy-man-charged-after-allegedly-letting-pit-bull-bite-man-in-face
http://www.whig.com/20171004/quincy-man-pleads-not-guilty-to-charges-connected-with-dog-attack
http://pitbullattacksinillinois.blogspot.com/2017/11/2017-quincy-pit-bull-kills-family.html
http://www.animals24-7.org/2017/12/16/virginia-pit-bull-fancier-22-sets-new-record-for-pit-bull-deaths-in-one-year/
http://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/2017/11/quincy-adams-county-il.html
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/02/quincy-man-dies-after-dog-attack.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#jamie-owsley
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#jamie-owsley


6. Valentine Herrera (76) – Los Angeles, CA – Killed By Two Pit Bulls While Trying To Protect His Pomeranian From The Attack (2/27/17)
Sources: 

http://abc7.com/news/76-year-old-victim-of-pit-pull-attack-in-lincoln-heights-dies/1777891/
http://abc7.com/news/man-in-critical-condition-after-pit-bull-attack-in-lincoln-heights/1734772/
http://abc7.com/news/man-critical-pet-pomeranian-killed-in-pit-bull-attack-in-lincoln-heights/1737183/
http://www.citywatchla.com/index.php/los-angeles/12615-pit-bull-attack-victim-clings-to-life-who-s-to-blame-for-dangerous-dog-attacks
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/02/03/2-pit-bulls-that-attacked-man-killed-his-dog-in-montecito-heights-killed-before-neighbor-says/
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/03/01/pit-bulls-dangerous-animal-hearing/
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Hearing-Held-Determine-Fate-Dogs-Deadly-Dog-Attack-415132753.html
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=17EgSSh06YIs1LlcFmr-N-sIcr2Q&ll=37.301068377719716%2C-119.27770784999996&z=6
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/02/2017-dog-bite-fatality-man-dies-after-pit-bull-attack.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#valentine-herrera
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#valentine-herrera


7. Jase Fohs (8 mo) – Lusby, MD – Attacked And Killed By The Family Pit Bull While Under The Babysitter’s Care (3/23/17)
Sources:

http://www.somdnews.com/breaking/month-old-dies-after-dog-attack-in-lusby/article_7f3782c1-127f-5d56-bdba-b30ada305462.html
https://www.facebook.com/notes/calvert-county-sheriffs-office/press-release-for-dog-attack-in-lusby/1448273171881835
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10l14lino_Q&feature=youtu.be
http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/maryland/pit-bull-debate-renewed-after-baby-killed-by-family-dog/425381120
http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2017/03/24/baby-boy-killed-babysitter-injured-after-family-dog-attacks/
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/03/dog-bite-fatality-family-dog-kills-baby-lubsy-maryland.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#jase-fohs
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#jase-fohs


8. Cecille Short (82) – Oklahoma City, OK – Killed By A Neighbor’s Pit Bull & Pit Bull-Mix While Walking Her Dog (also killed during the attack) (4/6/17)
Sources:

http://www.news9.com/story/35089316/woman-dog-killed-by-2-pit-bulls-in-nw-okc-neighborhood
http://newsok.com/article/5544504
http://kfor.com/2017/04/07/police-owner-of-dogs-that-mauled-82-year-old-woman-to-death-wasnt-home-at-time-of-deadly-attack/
http://newsok.com/article/5548688
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/04/dog-bite-fatality-woman-dog-killed-by-pit-bulls-oklahoma.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#cecille-short
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#cecille-short


9. Maurice Brown (60) – Dayton, OH – Killed By A Pit Bull While Walking Down An Alley (4/25/17)
Sources:

http://www.whio.com/news/local/call-dog-attack-victim-pleads-jesus-help-before-his-death/MkeTbdcA19K4mEOAmVs6ZO/
http://www.whio.com/news/local/deadly-dayton-dog-attack-coroner-ids-man-killed-pit-bull/y1BJNRhoElmUqolifSccJN/
http://nbc4i.com/2017/04/26/family-remembers-man-mauled-to-death-by-pit-bull-in-dayton/
http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/dayton-man-mauled-dog-that-neighbors-had-worried-about/S38cxDYrJnydT2UX0rAvZM/
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/04/dog-bite-fatality-pit-bull-breaks-chain-kills-man-dayton.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/img/washdown-middle-street-alley-fatal-pit-bull-attack.png
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#maurice-brown
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#maurice-brown
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1WuxENwfVGqJlM-vnOQw8E_22Lp0&ll=40.407081501890936%2C-82.6739465&z=7


10. Lisa Green (32) – Breinigsville, PA – Killed By Her Pit Bull-Mix While On The Rear Deck Of Her Home (4/27/17)
Sources:

http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-upper-macungie-dog-attack-20170427-story.html
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/police-say-dog-attacked-killed-woman-at-her-home-in-lehigh-county
http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/deadly-dog-attack-prompts-warning-to-other-dog-owners-1/468901044
http://www.mcall.com/news/breaking/mc-upper-macungie-fatal-dog-attack-slatington-chief-20170428-story.html
http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/woman-dies-after-being-attacked-by-her-dog-in-upper-macungie/466715917
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/04/dog-bite-fatality-pit-bull-mix-kills-owner-upper-macungie.html
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1ChpK5wNLdiSTv4KbKa71-W3uqgA&ll=41.12362367831428%2C-77.61714785000004&z=8
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#lisa-green
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#lisa-green


11. Kamiko Dao Tsuda-Saelee (6 mo) – Las Vegas, NV – Killed By The Family Pit Bull Of Nine Years While Her Mother Went To The Bathroom (5/8/17)
Sources:

https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/dog-that-killed-las-vegas-infant-euthanized/
https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/baby-dies-after-dog-attack-in-northwest-las-vegas/
http://news3lv.com/news/local/6-month-old-child-dies-after-attack-from-dog-near-centennial-and-fort-apache
http://khon2.com/2017/05/09/family-from-oahu-mourns-death-of-baby-killed-by-pet-dog/
https://www.dogsbite.org/img/family-pit-bull-that-killed-baby-law-vegas-large.jpg
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/05/dog-bite-fatality-family-pit-bull-mix-kills-baby-las-vegas.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#kamiko-tsuda-saelee
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#kamiko-tsuda-saelee


12. Sandra Keiser (71) – Redding, CT – Killed By Her Own “Mixed Breed” Rescue Dog Of Six Years (5/12/17)
Sources:

http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/05/dog-bite-fatality-redding-woman-dies-dog-attack.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#sandra-keiser
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#sandra-keiser
https://web.archive.org/web/20170521121758/https://www.thereddingpilot.com/2017/05/15/redding-resident-dies-after-being-attacked-by-own-dog/
https://web.archive.org/web/20170606034115/https://www.thereddingpilot.com/2017/05/23/police-release-name-of-dog-attack-victim-on-deacon-abbott-road/


13. Susannah Murray (3 weeks) – Grand Rapids, MI – Killed By The Family Pit Bull ‘Support Dog’ While She Was In A Bouncy Seat (5/26/17)
Sources:

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/06/no_charges_in_pit_bulls_fatal.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/img/father-says-attacker-was-a-female-pit-bull.jpg
https://www.dogsbite.org/pdf/kent-county-prosecutor-letter-compressed.pdf
https://www.dogsbite.org/img/3-pit-bulls-in-kalamazoo-ave-home-where-baby-killed.jpg
https://www.dogsbite.org/img/rhin-pit-bull-passed-cgc-feb-2017.jpg
https://www.dogsbite.org/img/kent-county-posts-being-removed-after-infant-pitbull-mauling.png
https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2017/05/27/dog-bit-killed-infant-nuisance-according-neighbors/351349001/
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/05/dog-bite-fatality-pit-bull-kills-baby-grand-rapids.html
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1P8c-8LNWy5-g-J3DbuLz55pmYtg&ll=44.13260064468897%2C-87.10807298295902&z=7
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#susannah-murray
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#susannah-murray


14. Margaret Colvin (91) – Virginia Beach, VA – Killed By A Pit Bull That Her Daughter Adopted From ‘Forever Home Rescue and Rehabilitation Center’ Earlier That Day (6/1/17)
Sources:

http://www.13newsnow.com/news/local/mycity/virginia-beach/dog-involved-in-attack-that-left-woman-dead-euthanized-search-warrants-executed/444861256
https://pilotonline.com/news/local/i-ll-never-forget-that-sight-woman-recounts-pit-bull/article_d91a3247-0a72-5915-9959-90669fb8e16a.html
https://pilotonline.com/news/local/crime/charges-filed-in-connection-to-fatal-dog-mauling-of-/article_b09212e3-374b-565f-8c68-b2351e0135d8.html
https://southsidedaily.com/local-news/2017/08/24/daughter-of-virginia-beach-woman-mauled-by-dog-sues-rescue-forever-home-rescue-and-rehabilitation-facility-that-housed-him-nws/
http://wavy.com/2017/06/05/woman-believes-dog-she-adopted-returned-was-involved-in-deadly-attack/
https://pilotonline.com/news/local/columnist/kerry-dougherty/after-fatal-pit-bull-attack-when-will-we-do-something/article_173c5b01-4de1-57d2-ade9-0a1b9874611c.html
http://www.13newsnow.com/news/local/mycity/virginia-beach/13news-now-looks-into-shelter-that-adopted-out-dog-that-mauled-woman/445299652
http://wtvr.com/2017/06/01/woman-killed-in-pembroke-manor-pit-bull-attack-virginia-beach/
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/06/dog-bite-fatality-adopted-out-pit-bull-kills-virginia-beach.html
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1CeOMKkAmcmc1nee2I5a-3kujpKDzGTIi&ll=37.99609638370694%2C-79.81838979999998&z=7
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#margaret-colvin
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#margaret-colvin


15. Marcos Raya, Jr. (18 mo) – Phoenix, AZ – Killed By His Father’s 3-Year Old Family Rottweiler While Grandma Was Babysitting (6/9/17)
Sources:

http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/35631611/1-year-old-boy-killed-by-rottweiler-in-phoenix-dog-euthanized
http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/one-year-old-in-extremely-critical-condition-after-dog-attack
http://www.12news.com/article/news/local/valley/1-year-old-boy-dies-after-mauling-rottweiler-euthanized/75-447483037
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/06/dog-bite-fatality-baby-killed-family-rottweiler-phoenix.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#marcos-raya-jr
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#marcos-raya-jr
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=10LeEJYdqaS96yTUy3UVZ_-Pzaaw&ll=38.349386142857334%2C-96.25190699999996&z=5


16. Melissa Barnes (65) – Bozeman, MT – Mauled To Death By Her Tenant’s Two Pit Bulls While She Was Doing Yard Work (6/25/17)
Sources:

https://www.facebook.com/dailychronicle/videos/vb.178121195873/10155288874890874/?type=2&theater
https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/woman-attacked-by-pit-bulls-near-bozeman-on-saturday/article_be0b9cfa-17ac-5acd-9735-c48d7060baff.html
http://www.krtv.com/story/35754443/owner-of-dogs-involved-in-fatal-attack-on-bozeman-woman-they-never-showed-aggression
https://www.dogsbite.org/img/bozeman-pit-bull-mauling-death-bane.png
https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/crime/dog-owner-in-fatal-dog-mauling-to-pay/article_1bdd29ab-386e-5f02-a168-ba7b2bc3850c.html
http://www.abcfoxmontana.com/story/35764251/bozeman-woman-dies-after-dog-attack
https://www.dogsbite.org/img/landlady-upstairs.png
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/06/2017-dog-bite-fatality-woman-brain-dead-after-pit-bull-mauling.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#melissa-barnes
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#melissa-barnes


17. Vinson Tucker (79) – McCreary County, KY – Killed By A Pit Bull & Unknown Breed While Visiting An Auto Wrecking Business In Whitley City (7/11/17)
Sources:

http://www.kentucky.com/news/state/article160837094.html
http://www.lex18.com/story/35861091/ksp-man-attacked-by-dogs-in-mccreary-co-dies
https://www.facebook.com/KentuckyStatePolice/posts/10155687191580676
https://www.dogsbite.org/img/son-april-5-2015-pit-bull-puppy-sales-pitch-2.jpg
http://www.lex18.com/story/35861091/ksp-man-dies-after-being-attacked-by-dogs
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/07/dog-bite-fatality-pack-of-dogs-kill-man-kentucky.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#vinson-tucker
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#vinson-tucker
https://www.dogsbite.org/img/daughter-january-16-2017-shop-confirmation-2.jpg


18. Michael Parks (60) – Fostoria, OH – Killed By His Own Pit Bull While Trying To Break Up Fight (7/21/17)
Sources:

http://www.wtol.com/story/35943544/fostoria-man-dies-after-being-bitten-while-breaking-up-pit-bull-fight
http://www.13abc.com/content/news/Man-killed-trying-to-break-up-fight-between-dogs-436319503.html
http://reviewtimes.com/local-news/2017/07/22/fostoria-man-dies-after-attempt-to-break-up-dog-fight/
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/07/dog-bite-fatality-fostoria-man-dies-breaking-up-pit-bull-fight.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#michael-parks
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#michael-parks
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1WuxENwfVGqJlM-vnOQw8E_22Lp0&ll=40.407081501890936%2C-82.6739465&z=7


19. Jacob Brooks (4) – El Paso, TX – Mauled To Death By The Family Pit Bull & Three Shepherd-Mixes While Playing On The Trampoline In Backyard (7/27/17)
Sources:

http://www.kvia.com/news/el-paso/police-identify-boy-mauled-by-dogs-mother-allegedly-left-child-in-trampoline/594487150
http://nbc4i.com/2017/07/28/texas-familys-four-dogs-attack-kill-4-year-old-son/
http://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/2017/07/28/boy-4-dies-after-being-attacked-family-dogs/519762001/
http://www.kvia.com/news/el-paso/3-sheperd-mixes-pit-bull-involved-in-attack-that-killed-4-year-old-boy/596251232
http://kfoxtv.com/news/kfox14-investigates/kfox14-investigates-cps-investigating-family-of-4-year-old-mauled-by-dogs-family-was-pre
http://www.kvia.com/crime/criminal-complaints-parents-of-boy-mauled-to-death-used-his-fear-of-dogs-as-discipline/632355608
http://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/crime/2017/09/30/two-arrested-friday-following-death-boy-mauled-dogs-lower-valley/720031001/
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/07/dog-bite-fatality-pack-of-dogs-kill-el-paso-boy.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#jacob-brooks
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#jacob-brooks
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1IOaf5-PNVpZBp4sH2Q_I4IyTm88&ll=31.329866061183377%2C-100.09337159999995&z=6


20. Paris Adams (20 mo) – Hartwell, GA – Killed By The Family’s Two Pit Bulls While Under Care Of His Grandmother (8/1/17)
Sources:

http://www.wyff4.com/article/child-mauled-to-death-by-2-pit-bulls-sheriff-says/10400030
http://wspa.com/2017/08/01/toddler-killed-in-dog-attack-in-hartwell/
https://gbi.georgia.gov/press-releases/2017-08-02/hart-county-georgia-child-death-investigation
http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/36027032/coroner-1-year-old-child-killed-after-attacked-by-dog-in-hartwell
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1941746359443471&id=1374512316166881
https://www.dogsbite.org/pdf/previous-incident-reports-georgia-pit-bull-fatality.pdf#page=6
https://www.dogsbite.org/img/babygirl-bloodline-free-give-away.jpg
https://www.dogsbite.org/img/matches-incident-report-10-06-2014.png
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/08/dog-bite-fatality-child-killed-by-family-pit-bulls-georgia.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#paris-adams
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#paris-adams
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1-WNz871UP6eGl28ukLgaqOLUeuk&ll=32.810356981191276%2C-83.232414&z=7


21. John Doe (3 weeks) – Bangor, ME – Killed By The Family Husky/German Shepherd-Mix While Sleeping In A Bassinet (8/6/17)
Sources:

http://bangordailynews.com/2017/08/06/news/bangor/bangor-infant-dies-after-the-child-was-injured-by-family-pet/
https://bangordailynews.com/2017/08/07/news/bangor/family-dog-that-mauled-newborn-to-be-euthanized/
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/08/2017-dog-bite-fatality-bangor-infant.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#baby-john-doe
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#baby-john-doe


22. Michael Obergas (2 mo) – Houston, TX – Mauled To Death By One Of The Two Family’s Large Schnauzer Or Labrador While Sleeping In Bassinet (8/19/17)
Sources:

http://abc13.com/police-identify-8-week-old-baby-killed-by-family-dogs/2329045/
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Baby-mauled-to-death-by-family-dog-in-north-11946021.php
https://www.click2houston.com/news/8-week-old-infant-mauled-killed-by-familys-dog-officials-say
http://abc13.com/police-identify-8-week-old-baby-killed-by-family-dogs/2329045/
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/texas/articles/2017-08-21/houston-police-say-baby-boy-fatally-mauled-by-family-dog
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/08/2017-dog-bite-fatality-2-month-old-baby.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#michael-obergas
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#michael-obergas


23. Alicia Malagon (76) – Blountstown, FL – Killed By A Pit Bull She Was Dog-Sitting For Her Daughter & Son-In-Law (8/26/17)
Sources:

http://www.wjhg.com/content/news/442068983.html
http://www.mypanhandle.com/news/fountain-woman-killed-in-dog-attack/800226841
http://www.wjhg.com/content/news/Woman-bleeds-to-death-after-getting-attacked-by-a-dog-442044793.html
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/08/woman-killed-by-dog-aggressive-pit-bull-florida.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#alicia-malagon
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#alicia-malagon
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1rCn0reroPKfuaHo08lkkBT-l5uI&ll=28.09847378566688%2C-83.84399400000001&z=7


24. Grace Walks (41) – Fort Lake, FL – Killed By One Or Both Of The Family Pit Bull Type Dogs (8/27/17)
Sources:

https://www.dogsbite.org/pdf/outcome-lake-worth-dog-bite-death.compressed.pdf
https://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/contact-5-investigation-into-dangerous-dog-list-uncovers-fatal-palm-beach-co-dog-attack
http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Grace-Walks&lc=4228&pid=186533041&mid=7540622#
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/11/dog-bite-fatality-woman-dies-after-dog-attack-florida.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#grace-walks
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#grace-walks
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1rCn0reroPKfuaHo08lkkBT-l5uI&ll=28.09847378566688%2C-83.84399400000001&z=7


25. Connie Storey (62) – Philadelphia, MS – Mauled To Death By Her Son’s Pit Bull While Feeding It (9/20/17)
Sources:

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1495327877245133&id=180809572030310
http://www.wtok.com/content/news/446242513.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/img-blog-2017/previous-attack-pit-bull-killed-connie-storey.jpg
https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2017/09/22/mississippi-woman-killed-pit-bull-attack/693138001/
http://neshobademocrat.com/Content/NEWS/News/Article/Woman-mauled-by-pit-bull-remembered-for-sweet-nature/2/297/41778
http://www.animals24-7.org/2017/09/21/three-pit-bull-attack-deaths-in-one-day-mark-35-years-of-logging-the-mayhem/
http://www.neshobademocrat.com/Content/Default/Breaking-News/Article/Services-Saturday-for-Connie-Storey/-3/594/41772
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/mississippi/articles/2017-09-21/mississippi-woman-mauled-by-pit-bull-dies
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/09/2017-dog-bite-fatality-woman-dies-after.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#connie-storey
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#connie-storey
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?ll=33.27242032765656%2C-89.86816399999998&spn=14.059849%2C17.731934&msa=0&mid=128-gyMkhzs9ZUSFYjsjNMaYF7HU&z=6


26. Barrett Hagans (1 mo) – Pike Township, OH – Killed By The Family Pit Bull While Sleeping In Bassinet (9/20/17)
Sources:

http://mountvernonnews.com/article/2017/09/20/infant-killed-by-dog/
http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170920/knox-county-sheriff-investigating-report-that-infant-was-killed-by-dog
http://nbc4i.com/2017/09/20/deputies-dog-may-have-killed-infant-in-knox-county/
http://mountvernonnews.com/article/2017/09/21/autopsy-set-on-infants-death/
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/09/21/dogs-euthanized-baby-found-dead/689630001/
http://mountvernonnews.com/article/2017/09/27/coroner-dog-attack-killed-infant/
http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170929/prosecutor-no-charges-for-father-of-infant-killed-by-pit-bull
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/09/authorities-investigate-whether-dog.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#barrett-hagans
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#barrett-hagans
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?ll=40.195738938648745%2C-82.86987299999998&spn=6.408744%2C9.558105&msa=0&mid=1WuxENwfVGqJlM-vnOQw8E_22Lp0&z=7


27. Kathy Nichelson (61) – Cherry Log, GA – Mauled To Death By A Friend’s Pit Bull While Exiting Her Car (9/28/17)
Sources:

https://gilmer.fetchyournews.com/2017/09/29/details-reveal-victims-of-dog-attack/
https://www.facebook.com/gilmersheriff/posts/1700773283268768
https://gilmer.fetchyournews.com/2017/10/05/dog-owner-arrested-in-investigation/
https://www.timescourier.com/news-subscribers/woman-killed-dog
https://gilmer.fetchyournews.com/2017/10/06/incident-report-releases-details-on-dog-attack/
https://www.dogsbite.org/img-blog-2017/deputy-newman-report-pg-1.png
https://www.facebook.com/gilmersheriff/posts/1707486169264146
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/09/2017-dog-bite-fatality-woman-killed-by-pit-bull-gilmer-county-georgia.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#kathy-nichelson
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#kathy-nichelson
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1-WNz871UP6eGl28ukLgaqOLUeuk&ll=32.810356981191276%2C-83.232414&z=7


28. Javien Candelario (7) – Lowell, MA – Killed By Neighbor’s Two Pit Bulls When He Reached Over A Fence To Pat The Dogs (10/21/17)
Sources:

http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_31393284/boy-7-killed-lowell-pit-bull-attack
https://www.nbcboston.com/news/local/5-Year-Old-Killed-by-Pit-Bull-in-Lowell-Massachusetts-452170163.html
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/10/21/dog-kills-child-lowell/
https://www.facebook.com/7NEWS/posts/10156691569813332?comment_id=10156691610278332&hc_location=ufi
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/10/22/pitbulls/KXBLnK3ERGpAXTYs8JUWyJ/story.html
http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_31395147/boy-dead-lowell-neighborhood-shaken
https://whdh.com/news/lowell-neighborhood-mourns-boy-7-mauled-to-death-by-100-pound-pit-bulls/
http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_31396872/pit-bull-meets-hail-police-gunfire-more-than#ixzz4wNPPvzwc
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/10/23/lowell-pit-bull-attack-child-killed/
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/10/2017-dog-bite-fatality-pit-bulls-kill-boy-in-lowell.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#javien-candelario
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#javien-candelario


29. Sharon Lindemann (75) – Johnson County, AR – Found Dead In Her Driveway From A Pit Bull Attack (Pending after DNA test) (10/30/17)
Sources:

http://www.4029tv.com/article/crime-lab-releases-cause-of-death-for-johnson-co-woman/13438060
http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/local-news/update-autopsy-results-for-75-year-old-johnson-co-woman-found-in-driveway/848647974
http://katv.com/news/local/johnson-county-womans-death-believed-to-be-result-of-a-dog-attack
https://www.meaningfulfunerals.net/?action=obituaries.obit_view&CFID=38b9167d-1389-438b-99d5-cfd26bc4e630&CFTOKEN=0&o_id=4428975&fh_id=14856
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/11/woman-found-dead-after-suspected-dog-attack-arkansas.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#sharon-lindemann
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#sharon-lindemann
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=12GT2tQbFuhnNBaROlLqCoRGZ6hQ&ll=34.76016917099759%2C-92.13718085&z=8


30. Sophia Booth (2 weeks) – Cleveland, OH – Killed By The Family German Shepherd After Being Bitten In The Head (11/3/17) 
Sources:

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/11/2-week-old_dies_after_dog_bite.html
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/11/officials_identify_baby_killed.html
http://www.cleveland19.com/story/36764706/neighborhood-reacts-to-child-killed-german-shepherd
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/11/dog-bite-fatality-newborn-killed-by-dog-cleveland.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#sophia-booth
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#sophia-booth


31. David Baber (65) – Hamlet, NC – Mauled To Death By His Own Pit Bull And Pit Bull-Mix In His Backyard (11/4/17)
Sources:

http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/news/76911/hamlet-man-killed-by-dogs-as-9-year-old-neighbor-tries-to-save-him
http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/news/76927/hamlet-police-still-trying-to-locate-next-of-kin-for-man-killed-by-dogs
http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/news/77005/hamlet-police-release-name-of-mauling-victim
http://www.animals24-7.org/2017/12/16/virginia-pit-bull-fancier-22-sets-new-record-for-pit-bull-deaths-in-one-year/
https://forums.rivals.com/threads/there%E2%80%99s-nothing-more-relaxing-than-taking-your-pit-bulls-for-a-walk-in-the-woods.785846/page-4
https://heavy.com/news/2017/12/bethany-stephens-goochland-virginia-pit-bulls-pets/comment-page-2/
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/11/dog-bite-fatality-man-killed-by-dogs-hamlet.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#david-baber
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#david-baber
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1xYkCZDTqIuu97BUix85zj4lAo2E&ll=35.23096170380134%2C-79.9562075&z=7


32. Tracy Cornelius (46) – Guntersville, AL – Killed By Four Pit Bulls After She Intervened To Save A Woman’s Life (11/29/17)
Sources:

http://www.gadsdentimes.com/news/20171129/marshall-county-woman-killed-another-injured-in-dog-attack
http://whnt.com/2017/11/29/4-dogs-attack-kill-marshall-county-woman-seriously-injure-another/
http://www.waff.com/story/36953934/4-dogs-kill-guntersville-woman-seriously-injure-another
http://www.rocketcitynow.com/news/one-killed-one-seriously-injured-in-dog-attack/868807584
http://www.waaytv.com/content/news/Dog-attack-victim-is-now-out-of-hospital-following-surgery-462396733.html
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/11/2017-dog-bite-fatality-pack-of-dogs.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#tracy-cornelius
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#tracy-cornelius
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1fAOWqNAAD5r9GIVRBYhet-LGRHc&ll=32.66805800226729%2C-86.65655459999999&z=7


33. Korbin Williams (8) – Gaffney, SC – Killed By Three Escaped Mixed-Breed Dogs He Knew And Fed While Walking Down The Street With A Friend (12/1/17)
Sources:

http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/36975493/sheriffs-office-coroner-responding-after-8-year-old-killed-in-gaffney-dog-attack-2-dogs-killed
https://www.dogsbite.org/media/audio/gaffney-fatal-dog-attack-12-01-2017.mp3
http://www.gaffneyledger.com/news/2017-12-01/Front_Page/Child_dies_after_being_mauled_by_dogs_near_his_hom.html
http://www.goupstate.com/news/20171204/funeral-plans-for-boy-killed-in-gaffney-dog-attack-include-batman
http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article188631974.html
http://www.wyff4.com/article/deadly-dog-attack-in-gaffney-could-have-been-prevented-neighbor-says/14108366
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/12/2017-dog-bite-fatality-dogs-kill-8-year.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#korbin-williams
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#korbin-williams


34. Emily Colvin (24) – Section, AL – Killed By Her Neighbor’s Pit Bulls In Front Of Her Home (12/7/17)
Sources:

http://whnt.com/2017/12/07/one-woman-dead-another-injured-after-dog-attack-in-section/
http://www.waff.com/story/37017329/1-killed-after-being-attacked-by-5-dogs-in-jackson-county
http://www.waaytv.com/content/news/victim-name-released-in-Jackson-County-dog-attack-462562023.html
http://whnt.com/2017/12/07/one-woman-dead-another-injured-after-dog-attack-in-section/
https://www.gofundme.com/emily-colvins-funeral-fund
https://heavy.com/news/2017/12/emily-colvin-alabama-killed-pit-bulls/
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/12/2017-dog-bite-fatality-pit-bulls-kill.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#emily-colvin
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#emily-colvin
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1fAOWqNAAD5r9GIVRBYhet-LGRHc&ll=32.66805800226729%2C-86.65655459999999&z=7


35. Dorothy Ford (77) – Alsip, IL – Killed By The Family Pit Bull That Was Raised Since It Was A Puppy (12/11/17)
Sources:

http://wgntv.com/2017/12/11/elderly-suburban-woman-mauled-to-death-by-pit-bull/
https://patch.com/illinois/alsip-crestwood/pit-bull-attacks-kills-elderly-woman-alsip-police
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/77-year-old-woman-mauled-to-death-by-dog-in-alsip/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5171417/Grandmother-77-mauled-death-pet-pit-bull.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1589982/Police-kill-pit-bull-mauls-elderly-owner-death.html
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/12/2017-dog-bite-fatality-woman-mauled-to.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#dorothy-ford
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#dorothy-ford
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1H6WidD9rs9p2LpwWVo-IKiq65mQ&ll=39.79307394403235%2C-89.27000225&z=7


36. Bethany Stephens (22) – Goochland County, VA – Killed By Her Two Pet Pit Bulls While Taking Them For A Walk (12/14/17)
Sources:

http://wtvr.com/2017/12/15/bethany-stephens-obit/
https://www.facebook.com/CBS6News/videos/vb.6860957425/10155300751832426/?type=2&theater
https://www.facebook.com/CBS6News/videos/10155308818567426/?multi_permalinks=1750659965228787
https://heavy.com/news/2017/12/bethany-stephens-goochland-virginia-pit-bulls-pets/
https://scallywagandvagabond.com/2017/12/bethany-lynn-stephens-virginia-woman-mauled-death-pet-pit-bulls/
https://www.inquisitr.com/4693037/bethany-lynn-stephens-death-police-offer-gruesome-new-details-about-woman-mauled-to-death-by-her-pit-bulls/
http://wtvr.com/2017/12/15/bethany-stephens-dead-mauled-to-death-by-pit-bull-dogs-goochland-county/
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/12/pit-bulls-kill-owner-in-grisly-mauling.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#bethany-stephens
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#bethany-stephens
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1CeOMKkAmcmc1nee2I5a-3kujpKDzGTIi&ll=37.99609638370694%2C-79.81838979999998&z=7


37. Carol Harris (69) – Phoenix, AZ – Killed By An Akita She Was Trying To Rehabilitate While On The Job As A Volunteer (12/20/17)
Sources:

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix-breaking/2017/12/20/woman-volunteering-animal-boarding-facility-dies-dog-attack/971498001/
http://www.azfamily.com/story/37112966/woman-injured-after-being-mauled-by-dog-at-phoenix-kennel
https://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/volunteer-hospitalized-after-being-attacked-by-dog-in-central-phoenix
http://www.azfamily.com/story/37122367/husband-of-woman-mauled-by-rescued-akita-doesnt-want-breed-to-be-blamed
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2017/12/21/dog-mauled-volunteer-euthanized-tested-rabies/973214001/
https://www.facebook.com/AARTA.AkitaAdvocates/posts/1650490178322728
https://www.facebook.com/AARTA.AkitaAdvocates/photos/a.292994404072319.67381.130871443617950/1652991711405908/?type=3&theater
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/12/2017-dog-bite-fatality-rescue-dog-kills.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#carol-harris
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#carol-harris


38. Lorraine Saylor (66) – Aryay, KY – Killed By Her Neighbor’s Pit Bulls On Christmas Eve (12/24/17)
Sources:

https://www.facebook.com/bellcountykysheriff/photos/a.675978865880539.1073741829.574864185992008/1251898904955196/?type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/bellcountykysheriff/posts/1252405831571170
http://www.wate.com/news/man-speaks-out-after-wife-killed-in-dog-attack_20171226234925/888765928
http://www.wymt.com/content/news/Woman-killed-following-dog-attack-466291063.html
http://www.lex18.com/story/37135000/woman-mauled-to-death-husband-injured-by-2-dogs-in-bell-co
https://www.facebook.com/WYMTNews/videos/vb.30622094583/10155654615589584/?type=2&theater
http://www.wate.com/news/local-news/man-sentenced-after-dogs-kill-kentucky-woman/899459694
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/12/2017-dog-bite-fatality-pit-bulls-attack.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#lorraine-saylor
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1pmt0Bxo7Oiac8hsjKPDVQibN2a8&ll=37.828951480220184%2C-85.69277399999999&z=8
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#lorraine-saylor


39. Deborah Onsurez (56) – Modesto, CA – Killed By A Pack Of Dogs Outside Of A Business (12/28/17)
Sources:

https://local.nixle.com/alert/6326573/
http://fox40.com/2017/12/29/stray-dogs-killed-modesto-woman-detectives-say/
http://www.modbee.com/news/article192755689.html
http://www.abc10.com/news/local/modesto/dogs-believed-to-have-mauled-modesto-woman-to-death-captured-puppies-up-for-adoption/505046382
http://blog.dogsbite.org/2017/12/2017-dog-bite-fatality-authorities.html
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatality-citations-2017.php#deborah-onsurez
https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php#deborah-onsurez