Wednesday, April 23, 2014

How many companion animals do pit bulls kill?

Revised: January 26, 2015; 15:54 GMT

Pit bulls killed 43,000 companion and domestic animals in 2013.1

The companion animals listed below represent only a sampling of reported attacks during a recent, brief period. For the full story see How many other animals did pit bulls kill last year? (Animals 24-7, March 22, 2014)
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April 27, 2014, Boca, FL
15 year old Jack Russell killed by woman's three pit bulls
To see your pet of 15 years get shredded right in front of you, it's a helpless feeling. These were my kids, but could just as easily have been a jogger or a woman with a baby in a stroller.

Norman, d. April 27, 2014

April 18, 2014; Yonkers, NY
Yonkers family outraged after dog mauled by pit bull

. . .  the Dias family is facing $7,000 in veterinary bills while mourning their loss. "She was our companion. People think this might just be a dog. It's part of your family, it's like having a child," said Maria Dias. . . . The [Dias] family is upset that the pit bull was returned to its owner and not confiscated.

Lulu, d. April 17, 2014
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April 23, 2014; Minneapolis, MN
Owner of dog killed at Minneapolis park recalls terror

. . . Upon the attack’s swift conclusion, Lind’s beloved Ziggy, a 7-pound Papillon given to her as a puppy eight years ago to commemorate surviving breast cancer treatment, lay in a bloody clump.

Ziggy, d. April 20, 2014

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April 21, 2014; Shelby, NY
Family loses dog after pit bull attack

. . . "The pit bull was going toward our son, but grabbed our helpless little dog instead,” she said. “Her name was Missy.”

Missy, d. April 21, 2014

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April 21, 2014; Līhuʻe, HI
Pit bulls killed 2 pet dogs

. . .  The loss was devastating to the family. The first incident wasn’t reported and the dog died before they could get it to a vet. They said they didn’t follow through with a report during their grief. “Trixie was such a fun and loving dog,” said Lea Nuesca, daughter. “We miss her.”

Trixie, d. April 9, 2014

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1 The information in this post has been superseded by new data. More recent information is available in How Many Other Animals Did Pit Bulls Kill in 2014?

How many other animals did pit bulls kill last year?
    Animals 24-7, March 22, 2014

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

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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This page may also include information fromDogsbite and Fatal Pit Bull Attacks.

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2014 Dog Bite Related Fatalities on Daxton's Friends
Index of canine fatalities on Daxton's Friends