Dog Attacks In The News

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 in reporting canine related incidents involving any breed of canine and does not find there is substantial evidence that only certain breeds are reported. However, many canine related incidents involving attacks on other canines do not make media news. If you have been involved in a canine attack, find a canine related incident that you think we should share, or just have a good dog story to tell, please e-mail us at DaxtonsFriends@gmail.com. *Abusive and/or deceitful emails are subject to being published in full.*


Pasco, FL – Deputy shoots charging Rottweiler at owner’s request (4/23/15)

Pasco deputy shoots charging rottweiler, kills dog at owner’s request Posted: Apr 23, 2015 1:42 PM CDT – By WFLA.com web staff The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday released a disturbing bodycam video that recorded a sheriff’s deputy as he shot a charging rottweiler, then shot the dog again at the […]


Springdale, PA – Pit bull mauls neighbor’s Pomeranian (4/25/15)

Owner Expects To Face Charges After Pit Bull Mauls Neighbor’s Pomeranian CBS Pittsburgh – 4/25/15  SPRINGDALE (KDKA) — A Springdale Township dog owner whose pit bull mauled a neighbor’s pet says he expects to face charges. James Puorro says he owns six put bulls, and two bull dogs. On Thursday night, […]


LaPorte, IN – 10-year-old, Hunter Scott, attacked by a pit bull for the 2nd time in less than a year

10-year-old bitten for second time by pit bull By Stan Maddux Tribune Correspondent – 4/25/15 LAPORTE — For the second time in less than a year a Rolling Prairie Elementary School student is recovering from a serious injury after being bitten by a pit bull in his LaPorte neighborhood. The […]


Sunrise Beach, MO – Pit bull owner, James Woods, facing municipal charges after death of neighbor’s dog (4/24/15)

Sunrise Police Chief Shoots Pit Bull After Dogs, Jogger Are Attacked Posted: Friday, April 24, 2015 2:14 pm | Updated: 3:50 pm, Fri Apr 24, 2015. – by Janet Dabbs & LakeExpo.com Staff SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. — The Sunrise Beach Police Chief fatally shot an attacking pit bull last month, and […]


Deltona, FL – Lorenzo Smith shoots pit bull to save Nigel Bailey from attack (4/23/15)

Deltona man shoots pit bull to stop attack on neighbor, 82 By Patricio G. Balona – patricio.balona@news-jrnl.com – Published: Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 5:34 p.m. DELTONA — Nigel Bailey always believed that stories about pit bulls attacking people or other animals without provocation were exaggerated. Not any more. According to a Volusia County […]


Lincoln-Lancaster, NE – 11-year-old Rylie Kidwiler attacked by a pit bull – needed more than 100 stitches (4/23/15)

Girl needs more than 100 stitches after pit bull bite April 23, 2015 7:00 am  •  By JONATHAN EDWARDS | LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR A dog tore open an 11-year-old girl’s face Saturday, doing enough damage that she needed hours of surgery and more than 100 stitches. Blue, a 3-year-old pit […]


Pit bull attacks New York City police horse in Brooklyn (4/22/15)

PIT BULL ATTACKS NYPD OFFICER’S POLICE HORSE IN BROOKLYN  – Wednesday, April 22, 2015 08:39PM EAST NEW YORK (WABC) — An NYPD police horse is recovering after being attacked by a pit bull in Brooklyn Wednesday. Officer Luis Ramos and his horse Pompey II were en-route to the 75th Precinct on […]


Springfield, IL – 10-year-old girl mauled by Great Dane remains hospitalized (4/21/15) 2

Girl mauled by dog Charges mulled By Bruce Rushton – 4/21/15 A 10-year-old girl mauled by a dog more than a week ago at a home on the western outskirts of Springfield remains hospitalized as the Sangamon County state’s attorney’s office and the state Department of Child and Family Services conduct […]


Newton, OH – Tammy Heyveld’s 6-pound poodle mix killed by Vizsla-labrador mix while on a walk (4/20/15)

Dog attacked, killed on walk in Newton By Jason W. Brooks Newton Daily News – 4/20/15 A Newton woman told the Newton Daily News one of her dogs was attacked by a neighbor’s dog Friday, and later died — and it wasn’t the first time recently that one of her […]