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2017 Pit Bull Fatality: Logan Braatz

January 2017, Fulton County, GA Logan Braatz, 6 Fatal pit bull attack View related map Atlanta, GA – Pit bulls killed one child and critically injured another as they walked to school Tuesday morning. A third child was also injured, … Continue reading

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2016 Pit Bull Fatality: Isaiah Jacob Franklin

December 2016 Isaiah Jacob Franklin, 6 Fatal pit bull attack View related map UPDATE Dec. 3, 2016 – City of Huntington Communications Director, Bryan Chambers, has confirmed that a 6-year old boy was attacked and killed by a dog late … Continue reading

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1980: First Modern Pit Bull Ordinance, Hollywood, Florida

A jurisdiction in southern Florida, the City of Hollywood, passed the first known modern pit bull ordinance in the United States after a series of attacks, most notably the horrific mauling of 7-year old Frankie Scarbrough. The Everglades Pit Bull … Continue reading

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1900: ‘Pit’ Bulldog Muzzle Ordinance, Butte, MT

Dogs Days at An End May 1, 1900 Daily Inter Mountain Butte, Montana Library of Congress Dogs Days at An End Canine Catcher Commences Business Butte To-Day Under the new dog ordinance, which goes into effect today, the dog catcher … Continue reading

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2016 Pit Bull Fatality: Susan Shawl

August 2016 Susan Shawl, 60 Fatal pit bull attack The victim who was fatally attacked by her two family pit bulls has been identified as Susan Shawl, 60. The two family pit bulls belonged to Susan Shawl’s son, Richard Shawl, … Continue reading

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1907: ‘Pit’ Bulldog Muzzle Ordinance, Gastonia, NC

Gaston June 28, 1907 Gastonia (Gaston County) North Carolina Yorkville Enquirer Library of Congress Gaston Gastonia Gazette, June 25 … An ordinance passed by the city council last week places a penalty of $50 on the owner of a bulldog … Continue reading

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1906: ‘Pit’ Bulldog Muzzle Ordinance, Danville, VA

Down on Bulldogs February 15, 1906 Daneville, Virginia The Times Dispatch Library of Congress Down on Bulldogs (Special to The Times-Dispatch) DANVILLE, VA., February 14 – Dogs was the chief topic of discussion at a lengthy meeting of Common Council … Continue reading

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1909: ‘Pit’ Bulldog Muzzle Ordinance, Hopkinsville, KY

Many New Ordinances April 6, 1909 Hopkinsville, Kentucky Hopkinsville Kentuckian Library of Congress Many New Ordinances Most of them Ordering Concrete Pavements Laid on Various Streets COUNCIL’S MEETING The City Council held a busy session Friday night will all of … Continue reading

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1909: ‘Pit’ Bulldog Muzzle Ordinance, Walkerville, MT

January 5, 1909 Walkerville, Montana Anaconda Standard – Page 7 Walkerville Town Has New Dog Law Additional Duties Are Given to the Town Marshal … Among other things it requires a license of $2 annually for every dog in the … Continue reading

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2016 Pit Bull Fatality: Derion Stevenson

August 2016, Las Vegas, NV Derion Stevenson, 9 Fatal pit bull attack The Clark County coroner’s office said 9-year old Derion Stevenson died from blunt force injuries to the neck and head from the dog attack. The manner of death … Continue reading

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2016 Pit Bull Fatality: Kayden Begay

July 2016, Navajo County, AZ Kayden Begay, 3 Fatal pit bull attack View related map Window Rock, AZ – A 3-year old boy was killed by a pack of dogs in Seba Dalkai Thursday. The community is located on the … Continue reading

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2016 Pit Bull Fatality: Hunter Bragg

June 2016, Penobscot County, ME Hunter Bragg, 7 Fatal pit bull attack Update: 06/06/16: The 7-year old boy struck down by a pit bull has been identified as Hunter Bragg of Bangor. The adult male pit bull that killed him … Continue reading

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1908: Henry Turpin, Assisted Suicide by Pit Bull

Vicious Bulldog Helps Master to Drown Himself May 1, 1908 Albuquerque Citizen Library of Congress Vicious Bulldog Helps Master to Drown Himself Canine Bit Would Be Rescuers When They Attempted to Save Man from Watery Grave —– His Third Attempt … Continue reading

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2016 Pit Bull Fatality: Adonis Reddick

May 2016, St. Louis County, MO Adonis Reddick, 45 Fatal pit bull attack St. Louis County Police released autopsy results of a man found dead Monday in a home with his two pet pit bulls. Adonis Reddick, 45-years old, died … Continue reading

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2016 Pit Bull Fatality: Sebastian Caban

April 2016, San Diego County, CA Sebastian Caban, < 1 Fatal pit bull attack View related map Rehomed by San Diego Humane Society: It was learned today that San Diego Humane Society adopted out the pit bull, named Polo, that … Continue reading

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