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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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2016 Pit Bull Fatality: Sonda Tyson

March 2016, Lake County, FL Sonda Tyson, 66 Fatal pit bull attack View related map Leesburg, FL Police identified the woman they believed was fatally attacked by her own dog Thursday night as 66-year old Sonda Tyson. Tyson was found … Continue reading

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2014 Fatal Pit Bull Attack: Logan Sheppard

July 2014, Hillsborough County, FL Logan Sheppard, 4 Fatal pit bull attack View related map 7/20/14: Visiting Child Killed by Pit Bulls Riverview, FL – In a developing story, a 4-year old boy was killed by two pit bulls while … Continue reading

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1908: ‘Pit’ Bulldog Muzzle Ordinance, Tampa, FL

Bulldogs of Tampa Must Wear Masks Tampa Tribune June 28, 1908 Bulldogs of Tampa Must Wear Masks Chief of Police Woodward will issue instructions to members of the force to arrest every person who allows a bull dog to run … Continue reading

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1907: ‘Pit’ Bulldog Muzzle Ordinance, Gainesville FL

Three Ordinances Passed at Adjourned Session Wednesday Afternoon Gainesville Daily Sun October 26, 1907 Gainsville, Florida Library of Congress The ordinance providing that bulldogs running at large upon the streets must be muzzled, and providing a penalty for the failure … Continue reading

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2011 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – Roy McSweeney

June 2011, Putnam County, FL Roy McSweeney, 74 Fatal dog attack: pit bulls View related map Multiple news groups reported this evening that Roy McSweeney succumbed to the catastrophic injuries inflicted by his neighbor’s pit bulls and died Wednesday afternoon. … Continue reading

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