Bennington, OK – It was reported late Saturday that a 56-year old man was in critical condition after being attacked by three dogs in a Bryan County neighborhood. The attack occurred earlier that afternoon, Bennington Police Chief James Heil said. Two pit bulls and a mixed-breed inflicted the attack and belong to a man who lives on Nail Street. When Heil and other officers arrived at the scene, the dogs charged them. Heil open fired on one pit bull, killing it, causing the other two dogs to flee. – DogsBite.org
Police said three dogs — two pit bulls and a pit bull mix — mauled 56-year-old Alan Bruce in this Bryan County community on Saturday. He had been walking in the 400 block of Nail Street on his way to visit an acquaintance when the canines attacked. Their owner was not home at the time. Investigators it was more than an hour before someone found Bruce mortally wounded. Bruce was airlifted to Medical City Plano on Saturday afternoon and died as a result of his injuries on Monday morning. – Kten
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%.