2015 Dog Bite Related Fatalities


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)

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 […]


Amiyah Dunston – Killed By a Pit Bull While Playing In The Backyard

Investigators still probing dog attack that killed girl, 9, who was playing in yard of LI home THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  – First Posted: November 09, 2015 – 8:34 pm – Last Updated: November 09, 2015 – 8:34 pm ELMONT, New York — Police have identified the 9-year-old girl who died after being […]


Tanner Smith – Killed By 2 Pit Bulls While Jumping On A Trampoline

Vidor kindergarten student Tanner Smith dies after attacked by two dogs Updated: Monday, October 19 2015, 06:23 AM CDT VIDOR – by Patrina Bostic Tanner Smith would have turned 6-years-old on Tuesday, but died Sunday after he was attacked by two pit bulls, his grandmother Melissa Phillips told Fox 4 […]


Edgar Brown – Killed By 5 Pit Bulls in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

OKC Man Dies After Being Mauled By Five Dogs Posted: Oct 21, 2015 9:31 PM CDT Updated: Oct 21, 2015 9:31 PM CDT – BY EVAN ANDERSON, NEWS 9 OKLAHOMA CITY – A metro man died following an attack by five pit bulls and now, his family wants justice. They say the attack happened […]


Lamarkus Hicks – Killed By Neighbor’s Pit Bull-Mix

2-year-old boy dies in dog attack in W.Va.  – Posted on Sep 29, 2015 – by Dave McMillion BAKER HEIGHTS, W.Va. — A 2-year-old boy died Monday after he was attacked by a neighbor’s boxer-mix dog on Charles Town Road in Baker Heights, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department. The boy […]