Canine


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 […]


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 […]


Hunter Bragg (7) – Corinna, ME – Killed By A Pit Bull While Playing In Father’s Yard (6/4/16)

Bangor boy, Hunter Bragg, identified as victim in fatal dog attack involving pit bull  By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff – Posted June 06, 2016, at 3:14 p.m. – Last modified June 07, 2016, at 1:17 p.m. BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor boy has been identified as the victim of a deadly […]


Adonis Reddick (45) – St. Louis County, MO – Killed By His Own Pit Bull (5/9/16)

Advocate for people with disabilities killed by dog in his St. Louis County home, police say By Joel Currier St. Louis Post-Dispatch – May 11, 2016 ST. LOUIS COUNTY • A man who advocated for others in the region who have disabilities was attacked and killed by one of his own pit […]


Sonda Dyan Tyson (66) – Leesburg, FL – Killed By Her Own Pit Bull-Bullmastiff mix (3/31/16) 2

Leesburg police identify woman mauled to death by her dog Ryan Gillespie – Contact Reporter – Orlando Sentinel – (4/1/16) Leesburg police today identified the woman they believed was mauled by her own dog Thursday night as Sonda Tyson, a 66-year-old grandmother. Tyson was found by her granddaughter and daughter-in-law lying in a pool […]


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, […]


Chicago, IL – Pit bull kills 5-yr-old James W. Nevils III – Neighbors hit dog with rocks to stop attack (5/25/15) 1

ABC 7 Chicago BOY MAULED TO DEATH: A pit bull killed a young boy last night in the 8900-block of S. Carpenter in Chicago’s Gresham neighborhood. Witnesses tell us they tried to rescue the boy who sources say is believed to be 5-years-old. Neighbors used rocks and other objects to […]


Dog Attacks In The News (Feb, 2015 – April, 2015) 2

Daxton’s Friends for Canine Education and Awareness believes it is important to stay informed on current affairs and issues relating to animal welfare and public safety. The following news links will feature information that may play a role in our mission. Daxton’s Friends believes that the media does an accurate job […]


Lacey, WA Mother “Shocked” After Family Pit Bull Attacked 4-year-old son

Lacey mom says vicious attack by their ‘super cuddly’ pet dog on 4-year-old son was a shock POSTED 10:48 PM, APRIL 2, 2015, BY JANET KIM SEATTLE — Just a day after the family’s pit bull attacked her 4-year old son, a mother is sharing her side of the story:  She […]


WHY DO WE CALL THEM ‘PIT BULL TYPE DOGS’? 10

We use the term ‘pit bull type dog’ because that is biologically the most accurate term. In order to understand this, you have to look at the biological history of the present day pit bull type dogs. Their history is twofold. The bulldog: The bull-baiting, bear-baiting, horse-shredding ‘bulldog’ has existed […]