Louisville, KY – A 2-year old boy is dead after being attacked by a dog in Louisville’s Chickasaw neighborhood. The attack occurred inside a home in the 3800 bock of Grand Avenue. Officers were dispatched to the home at 12:00 pm, after a report that a dog had bitten a child, according to Louisville Metro Police. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the injured boy and began performing CPR. He was transported to Norton Children’s Hospital, where he later died. – DogsBite.org
Isaiah Geiling, who was 2 ½ years old, was pronounced dead at Norton Children’s Hospital about 1:15 p.m. Thursday, according to the Jefferson Country coroner. His cause of death was listed as blunt force injuries. Police responded to the house around noon in the 3800 block of Grand Avenue in the Chickasaw neighborhood on reports of a child in the mouth of a pit bull, according to dispatch records. – Louisville Courier Journal
factU.S. fatal pit bull attacks have surpassed 370 since 1998; the last year the CDC studied fatal dog attack data by breed. In the last 8-year period of the CDC study (1991 to 1998), pit bulls averaged 2.9 deaths per year. From 2013 to 2020, the most recent 8-year period, pit bulls averaged 28.4 deaths per year, an increase of over 850%.