2016 Dog Bite Related Fatalities


David Fear (64) – Grover Beach, CA – Killed By Neighbor’s Police K9 (12/16/16)

David Fear was a true hero when he protected woman during dog attack BY THE TRIBUNE EDITORIAL BOARD The word “hero” is often used loosely these days. It’s applied to stellar athletes, to off-beat adventure seekers, to fictional characters with superpowers. There’s nothing wrong with that, as long as we […]


Isaiah Jacob Franklin (6) – Huntington, WV – Killed By The Family Pit Bull (12/2/16)

UPDATE: Dog in fatal attack ‘never aggressive’ By WSAZ News Staff, Kaitlynn LeBeau, Dan Klein – Posted: Mon 5:43 PM, Dec 05, 2016 – Updated: Mon 8:16 PM, Dec 05, 2016 UPDATE 12/5/16 @ 5:40 p.m. HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) — A family is mourning the loss of a 6-year-old boy police say was […]


Daisie Bradshaw (68) – New York City, NY – Killed By Her Daughter’s 2 Pit Bull-Mixes (10/25/16)

Staten Island woman’s pet dogs seemingly started eating her body to stay alive after she died BY GRAHAM RAYMAN – NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 10:23 PM Two pet dogs apparently fed on a woman’s body to survive after she died in her Staten Island home, authorities said […]


Kiyana McNeal (4) – Sherman Township, MI – Killed By A Doberman-Mix Within An Hour Of Adopting (10/23/16)

A 4-year-old girl tried to give her new dog a treat. Instead, it turned on her — and killed her. By Amy B Wang October 26, 2016 The dog attack that took place Sunday afternoon on a leafy street in southwestern Michigan happened so quickly — and was so tragic […]


Piper Dunbar (2) – Topeka, KS – Killed By Family Friend’s 2 Pit Bulls (9/24/16)

Topeka father heartbroken after 2-year-old attacked, killed by 2 dogs By Daniela Leon – Posted: Mon 12:27 AM, Sep 26, 2016 – Updated: Mon 12:46 AM, Sep 26, 2016 TOPEKA, Kan (WIBW)— Around 8 p.m. Saturday night, 13 NEWS learned that the Topeka Police Department responded to a house located on the 800 […]


Baby Jane Doe (6-days) – College Station, TX – Killed By Breed Unknown (9/1/16)

College Station infant dies after incident with family dog By Rusty Surette – Posted: Fri 3:42 PM, Sep 23, 2016 – Updated: Fri 5:11 PM, Sep 23, 2016 COLLEGE STATION, Tex (KBTX)- College Station police have confirmed an infant died following an incident with the family’s dog. It happened in the family’s home […]


Susan Shawl (60) – Conifer, CO – Killed By Her Son’s 2 Family Pit Bulls (8/29/16)

Woman killed in Conifer by son’s pit bulls “barely conscious” when found; dogs to be euthanized Authorities identify victim as 60-year-old Susan Shawl; two dogs involved in attack were terrier-pit bull mixes By JESSE PAUL | jpaul@denverpost.com | The Denver Post – PUBLISHED: August 30, 2016 at 8:47 am | […]


Michael Downing (83) – Jacksonville, FL – Killed By Rottweiler & 3 Mixed-Breeds While Taking Out Trash (8/19/16)

Elderly man dismembered and mauled to death in Jacksonville dog attack Neighbours find 83-year-old Michael Downing dead after attack Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith An 83-year-old man has been mauled to death by a pack of four dogs near his home in Florida. Michael Downing was killed by his neighbour’s dogs near his […]


Derion Stevenson (9) – Las Vegas, NV – Killed By Pit Bull-Mix While Visiting Friend (8/17/16)

Dog that attacked and killed child near Desert Inn and Hollywood has been euthanized by Antonio Castelan – Thursday, August 18th 2016 LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — Relatives tell us their 9-year-old son went to a friend’s house to get candy — and when the front door opened, the dog attacked. […]


Michelle Wilcox (30) – Screven County, Georgia – Killed By Her Boyfriend’s Pit Bull While Visiting (8/1/16)

Woman found mauled to death by dog in Screven Co. Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 3:26 pm CST – Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 5:23 pm CST – By Dal Cannady, Reporter SCREVEN CO., GA (WTOC) – Investigators say 30-year-old Michelle Wilcox died when her boyfriend’s pit bull mauled her at his home, near […]