Tag Archives: California

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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2016 Pit Bull Fatality: Tyler Trammell-Huston

January 2016, Yuba County, CA Tyler Trammell-Huston, 9 Fatal pit bull attack See related map Linda, CA – A 9-year old boy was killed by three pit bulls at his home in Linda Sunday, the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department said. … Continue reading

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2015 Pit Bull Fatality: Emilio Rios

September 2015, Riverside County, CA Emilio Rios Sr., 65 Fatal pit bull attack View related map 09/09/15: Coroner Releases Age Emilio Rios, Sr. was 65-years old, according to a Coroner’s Office news release. When deputies arrived to the scene at … Continue reading

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2013 Fatal Pit Bull Attack: Samuel Zamudio

September 2013, San Bernardino County, CA Samuel Zamudio, 2 Fatal pit bull attack View related map Relatives Arrested in Boy’s Death Colton, CA – Police reported Monday night that a 2-year old boy was killed by up to five pit … Continue reading

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2013 Fatal Pit Bull Attack: Nephi Selu

June 2013, Almeda County, CA Nephi Selu, 6 Fatal pit bull attack View related map 06/18/13: Visiting Grandparent’s Home News continues to unfold at a rapid pace. Nephi Selu of Dixon was staying at his grandparent’s home in Union City … Continue reading

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2013 Fatal Pit Bull Attack: Pamela Devitt

May 2013, Los Angeles County, CA Pamela Devitt, 63 Fatal pit bull attack View related map 05/09/13: Investigation Continues Tweets from Captain Mike Parker of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department along with the Palmdale Sherriff’s Station Facebook Page help … Continue reading

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2013 Fatal Pit Bull Attack: Claudia Gallardo

April 2013, San Joaquin County, CA Claudia Gallardo, 38 Fatal pit bull attack View related map UPDATE 04/12/13: Family members told CBS 13 News that the victim’s name is Claudia Gallardo, 38, and is a mother of three. The owner … Continue reading

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2012 Fatal Pit Bull Attack: Esteban Alavez

December 2012, Fresno County, CA Esteban Alavez, 34 Fatal pit bull attack View related map UPDATE 12/13/12: An autopsy confirmed the unidentified Hispanic man was mauled to death by dogs. The Fresno County Coroner’s Office said the man died due … Continue reading

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2012 Fatal Pit Bull Attack: Tyzhel Latella McWilliams

June 2012, San Deigo County, CA Baby John Doe, < 1 Fatal pit bull attack View related map 06/19/12: The mother of an infant killed by a pet pit bull last week called the baby’s death a “tragic accident” and … Continue reading

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1896 Breed-Specific ‘Pit’ Bulldog Ordinance – Sacramento, California

A Savage Dog The Record-Union April 12, 1896 Library of Congress A Savage Dog Attacks Domestic Animals and Causes the Arrest of His Master. A savage bulldog yesterday attacked an inoffensive cat in the neighborhood of K street, between Fourth … Continue reading

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2012 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – Diane Jansen

March 2012, San Diego County, CA Diane Jansen, 59 Fatal pit bull attack View related map Escondido, CA – The North County Times reports that a postal worker attacked by a pit bull last week has died. The San Diego … Continue reading

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2011 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – Emako Mendoza

December 2011, San Diego County, CA Emako Mendoza, 76 Fatal dog attack: pit bull See related map San Diego, CA – 76-year old Emako Mendoza, who was nearly mauled to death by her neighbors two pit bulls in June, died … Continue reading

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1891 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – Don Shorb

April 1891, Los Angeles County, CA Don Shorb, 7 Fatal dog attack: bulldog (pit bull-type) See related map The Record Union April 11, 1891 Library of Congress Fatally Bitten by a Bulldog Los Angeles, April 10 – Don Shorb, 7-year … Continue reading

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2011 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – Darla Napora

August 2011, San Mateo County, CA Darla Napora, 32 Fatal dog attack: pit bull See related map Pacifica, CA – A pregnant woman was killed Thursday by a family pit bull inside her Pacifica home. The victim, 32-year old Darla … Continue reading

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1993 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – Luis “Gordo” Hernandez

July 1993, Tulare County, CA Luis Gordo Hernandez, 2 Fatal dog attack: pit bull See related Google Map The fence made of pallets in Ruby Beard’s yard might have protected the average toddler from Toro, a 7-year-old pit bull that … Continue reading

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