Understanding Nebraska Dog Liability

For most dog owners, their furry friend is simply another member of the family. It can be easy to forget that every dog has the potential to bite, no matter how docile or friendly they may seem, or how well you think you know the pet. Dog attacks can be incredibly damaging and even fatal, particularly when children are involved—and it is quite often that children are involved since many do not understand signs of Read More

Sister Shields Brother from Dog Attack

A courageous young woman shielded her brother from a vicious dog bite attack on Oct. 21, 2014. The attack occurred in North Carolina where the two children were attacked by four dogs. Jayla Caldwell, a 12-year-old, met her younger brother at the school bus stop and then the dogs attacked them. The children are recovering at a local hospital, but the attack was harrowing. The sister attempted to fight off the Read More

Boy, 6, Dies in Pit Bull Attack

A California family's pit bull attacked their 6-year-old son and mauled him to death, according to police reports. The pit bull attacked 6-year-old Nephi Selu while he was playing in the backyard at his family's home in Union City Monday morning. Police investigators believe the dog may have attacked the boy when he tried to climb on the dog's back. The boy suffered bite wounds to the top of his head. He Read More

Man Faces Murder Charge for Dog Mauling Death

A man is facing a murder charge in Los Angeles County after his dogs attacked and killed a jogger, according to a statement by the county district attorney's office this week. Police arrested 29-year-old Alex Jackson on Thursday, charging him with murder in a May 9 dog mauling that killed 63-year-old jogger Pamela Devitt. Four pit bulls attacked Devitt, who suffered 150-200 bite wounds and died of blood loss Read More

List of Defendants in Maryland’s Pit Bull Lawsuit Expands

A lawsuit over whether or not landlords in Maryland can ban tenants who own pit bulls as pets was expanded this week to name the state's governor, attorney general and chief appellate judge as defendants, according to court documents. The lawsuit was filed by residents of a low income neighborhood in Baltimore against Armistead Homes Corp. for allegedly violating tenants' Constitutional rights when they told Read More

2-Year-Old Boy Killed in Dog Attack

A 2-year-old boy in South Carolina was attacked and killed by stray dogs near his home Sunday evening, after climbing out of bed and wandering out of the house unnoticed, police said. The boy's aunt said that she had put Ja'Marr Tiller to bed shortly before he was attacked. The boy apparently climbed out of bed, descended a flight of stairs and slipped out the back door of his Mount Pleasant home without being Read More

6-Year-Old Boy Loses Ear in Bull-Mastiff Attack

A bull-mastiff that escaped from a yard in Southern California attacked a 6-year-old boy and his mother, causing the boy to lose his ear, police said. The incident occurred in Moreno Valley, California, on Wednesday, when the dog viciously attacked Ruben Juarez Jr. while he was walking with his mother and another sibling through their neighborhood. The boy, whose ear was severed in the attack, had to undergo Read More

Pit Bull Attack Victim Wants Owners Criminally Charged

A Chicago man who was hospitalized for weeks after being attacked by pit bulls while jogging said he wants police to file criminal charges against the owner of the two dogs. Sixty-two-year-old Joseph Finley was jogging in Rainbow Beach Park on the morning of January 2, when he was viciously attacked by the two dogs, suffering numerous bite wounds that caused him to lose his left foot. A neighbor who heard the Read More

Mail Carrier Sues Dog Owner Over Bite

A mail carrier in East Hartford, Connecticut, has filed suit against the owner of a dog that bit her after breaking through a screen door at a home where she was delivering mail, according to court documents. The lawsuit was filed Monday by Felicia Powell, a former U.S. Postal Service employee who says a German Shepherd bit her, causing severe emotional distress. Powell says the dog jumped through a screen door Read More

Chicago Man Attacked by Pit Bulls While Jogging

A 62-year-old man was attacked by two pit bulls as he jogged along the Chicago lakefront early Monday morning, officials said. The incident occurred at about 6 a.m. while the man, whose name has not been released, was running along a path in Rainbow Beach Park. The man was bitten on his arms, legs and face by two pit bulls, who were later shot and killed by police. Police said the dogs attempted to attack Read More