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Rita Pepe – 93-years-old | Branford, CT – (5/25/14) DBRF #21

  – Branford, CT On April 13th, 2014, 93-year old Rita Pepe was attacked while on a walk by a recently adopted pit bull that charged out of its owner’s home. Bill Cronin, one of the several neighbors that came to her rescue, told WTNH.com that, “A large dog emanated […]


7/19/14 – Four year old Logan Shepard mauled to death by pit bulls

Boy mauled to death by two pit bulls Tammie Fields, WTSP6:35 a.m. EDT July 20, 2014 4-year-old mauled to death by two pit bulls Riverview, Florida – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a case where a young boy died after being attacked by two pit bulls. The sheriff’s […]


Do Coconuts Kill More People Than Pit Bulls?

A STRAIGHT DOPE CLASSIC FROM CECIL’S STOREHOUSE OF HUMAN KNOWLEDGE Are 150 people killed each year by falling coconuts? July 19, 2002 Dear Cecil: During a recent ABC television report about how infrequent shark attacks really are, we were told, “Each year coconuts falling from trees kill 150 people.” That […]


Couple’s life forever altered after two pit bulls kill toddler

Couple’s life forever altered after two pit bulls kill toddler While Jeff Borchardt was at work on March 6, 2013, a close family friend who babysat his son, Daxton, dressed the 14-month old and put on his jacket and hat. Even though the two pit bulls the babysitter raised from […]


Kasii Haith 4-years old | Kent County, DE – (5/7/14) DBRF #20

        FELTON, Delaware: The Delaware State Police are investigating a deadly pit bull attack that killed 4-year-old Kassi Haith and injured his pregnant mother on May 7th, 2014. State police say it happened around 4:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon as a 4-year-old Camden boy and his 24-year-old mother […]


Nyhiem Wilfong 1-year old | Caldwell County, NC – (5/4/14) DBRF #19

                CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. On May 5th, 2014, 1-year-old Nyhiem Wilfong was killed after being attacked by a chained Rottweiler in Caldwell County, according to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office. Officials said the attack happened Sunday at the child’s grandfather’s house in Kings […]


Michal Nelson – 41-years old | Jarales, NM (12/13/13) DBRF #31

      ‘They were our children’: Boyfriend of woman mauled by pit bull mourns loss of girlfriend and their pet dogs    Michal Nelson, 41, attacked as she cleared ice from water bowl Son shot animal responsible after finding his mother’s body in pen By DAILY MAIL REPORTER PUBLISHED: 09:07 EST, […]


Mia Gibson – 3-months old | Columbus, OH (12/10/13) DBRF #30

                    2013 Dog Bite Fatality: Baby Dies in Columbus, Injuries Consistent with Dog Attack DogsBite.org reports  Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Autopsy Results UPDATE 12/11/13: Autopsy results confirmed that dog bites caused the death of a 3-month old girl. Franklin County Coroner Jan Gorniak […]


Joan Kappen – 75-years old | Hot Springs Village, AR (11/21/13) DBRF #28

                                Details Released in Hot Springs Village deadly dog attack HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE, Ark. (KTHV) – Following a deadly dog attack that happened in Hot Springs Village in November, arrest warrants were issued for two […]


Levi Watson – 4-years old | Bradford, AR (11/8/13) DBRF #27 2

                      One Bite Too Many By Gail Benford Sizemore. Levi was my son. I wanted him very much. I was almost 40 years old before I could conceive him. He was my baby. He was all I had. His dad, […]