The companion animals listed below represent only a sampling of reported fatal attacks on companion animals during a recent, brief (2 month) period. For the full story see How many other animals did pit bulls kill in 2014? 1
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March 12, 2015; La Pine, OR
Horse euthanized after pit bull attack in central Oregon
March 9 2015; Jonesboro, AR
Owner cited after pit bull climbs 6' fence, kills neighbor's dog
March 8, 2015; Las Vegas, NV
Pit bull attacks local grandmother, kills small dog
She had to watch as the pit bull ate Jessie alive, ripping her to shreds. "I heard the screaming and one of the guys that was standing there watching, he almost threw up."
Jessie; d March 8, 2015
February 28, 2015; Volusa County, FL
2 Yorkies killed after attack by pit bulls in Deltona
I've had them since they were babies and they were the love of my life, . . .
Caley and Casper; d. February 26, 2015
February 24, 2015; Halifax County, VA
Pit bull attacks woman; kills dog
February 23, 2015; Broomfield, Christchurch, NZ
Pit bull mauls chihuahua to death
Cody; d. February 19, 2015
February 18, 2015; Rock Hill, SC
Rock Hill owner cited in deadly pit bull attack
February 12, 2015; Turtle, WI
Town of Turtle donkey dies after pit bull attack
Hannewall said she hired a lawyer after the donkey was attacked in the early morning hours of Jan. 31. She found out that a municipality cannot even try to have an animal put to death until the animal has caused damage at least twice. "He was a very sweet little donkey," said Hannewall.
Little Eeyore; d. January 31, 2015
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February 6, 2015; Manteca (San Joaquin County) CA
Loose pit bull kills dog on leash
February 6, 2015; Keizer (Marion County) OR
Pit bull kills small dog in McNary Estates
An aggressive pit bull got away last Saturday, Jan. 31 after attacking a small dog and three humans in the McNary Estates area.
February 4, 2015; Galliano, LA
Galliano man says dogs killed his goats
. . . a neighbor called to tell him that dogs were in his pasture attacking Bubba, sire of his goat herd that was worth $2,500. Chouest was breeding the goats to be smaller than average so they could more easily be kept as pets. “We can’t replace what we lost today,” he said. “That dog killed eight years of work.”
January 29, 2015; Annapolis, MD
Pit bull kills smaller dog, bites woman in Severna Park
January 13, 2015; El Paso, TX
Loose pit bull mauls family dog, family calls for harsher punishment
Scooter was the youngest one, very, very cute," Boureslan said. "There are a lot of things that i miss about him. It's hard to be in the house. Like I said, he was very cute.
Scooter; d. January 8, 2015
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1 How Many Other Animals Did Pit Bulls Kill in 2014?
Animals 24-7, January 27, 2015
SRUV uses the definition of "pit bull" as found in the Omaha Municipal Code Section 6-163. As pit bulls are increasingly crossed with exotic mastiffs, Catahoula Leopard Dogs and other breeds, the vernacular definition of "pit bull" must be made even more inclusive.
Sources cited by news media sometimes refer to "Animal Advocates" or sometimes "Experts." In many cases these words are used to refer to single-purpose pit bull advocates who have never advocated for any other breeds or species of animals. Media would be more accurate to refer to these pit bull advocates as advocates of fighting breeds.
Similarly, in many cases pit bull advocates refer to themselves as "dog lovers" or "canine advocates" and media often accepts this usage. The majority of these pit bull advocates are single-purpose advocates of fighting breeds.
Statistics quoted on SRUV are from the nation's authoritative source for current dog attack statistics, the 30+ year, continuously updated Dog attack deaths and maimings, U.S. & Canada.
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2014 Year-end report of dog attacks
Animals 24-7; January 3, 2015
32 years of logging fatal & disfiguring dog attacks
Animals 24-7; September 27, 2014
How many other animals did pit bulls kill in 2014?
Animals 24-7; January 27, 2015
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Google News: Today's pit bull attacks
2014 Dog Bite Related Fatalities on Daxton's Friends
Index of canine fatalities on Daxton's Friends