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%.
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Indiana Dog Bite Liability Appellate Decision 2022
Damon Daniels v. Jeffrey Drake, et al. Indiana Court of Appeals September 9, 2022 (No. 22A-CT-00068) “Indiana law has specifically addressed the question of liability for injury causedby domestic animals. In Pozanski v. Horvath, 788 N.E.2d 1255 (Ind. 2003), our … Continue reading
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1891 Fatal Pit Bull Attack: Mary Glendenning
October 1891, Warren County, IN Mary Glendenning, 35 Fatal bulldog (pit bull-type) attack The Sun (Indiana) October 2, 1891 Killed by a Bull-Dog One Woman Horribly Lacerated and Another Injured —– A Vicious Baltimore Brute Attacks His Mistress–A Neighbor Attempts … Continue reading
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1907 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – Baby Doe Miller
May 1907, Knox County, IN Baby Doe Miller, 2 Fatal dog attack: bulldog (pit bull-type) Fierce Dog Mangles Wee Girl The 2-year old daughter of William Miller of Vincennes, IND., was attacked by a bulldog and fatally injured. The beast … Continue reading
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