Category: animal attacks
May 15-21 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week
There are an estimated 70 million dogs in the U.S., with 36.5% of homes having at least one dog. Each year, 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs, and many of them are children. About 20% of those bitten requireContinue reading
Charges Considered in Pit Bull Mauling of Boy
This is a very sad situation, but unfortunately, it occurs all too frequently. Authorities in California are considering whether to seek charges against a 24-year-old woman whose three pit bull terriers attacked and killed her 9-year-old brother on January 3.Continue reading
Winter brings temperature drops, snow and ice, and fewer hours of sunlight each day, but these extreme outdoor conditions do not stop Chicago-area runners. While these hearty souls cannot be stopped from getting in their miles, there are extra precautionsContinue reading
Lions, Tigers and . . . Attacks!
A young boy is at a petting zoo. He is petting an ostrich, supposedly a tame ostrich. As his hand strokes the soft feathers, the bird spins his head and bites the child in the head. The bleeding wound isContinue reading