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Dog That Killed Owner Likely High on Crack

Cocaine was detected in his urine, says toxicologist

(Newser) - It looks like a dog that fatally attacked its owner in London was high on crack cocaine. During a coroner's inquest, a veterinary toxicologist testified that high levels of the drug and of morphine were found in the urine of the Staffordshire bull terrier named Major following the March... More »

Further Tragedy for Family of Boy Brutally Mauled by Dogs

Tracy Dowdy Fain suffered stroke, aneurysm while at hospital with son

(Newser) - "It's just unreal," Sandra Moore tells Fox 5 . "I just don't know how much more we can take." Moore's grandson, 7-year-old Ethan Fain, was mauled by two dogs who pulled him out of a tree and attacked him last Christmas Eve in Georgia.... More »

Dog Kills Owner in Front of BBC Crew

Cameras were not rolling at the time

(Newser) - A British man was fatally attacked by his own dog while a BBC documentary crew looked on. The incident occurred on March 20 as the crew was interviewing 41-year-old Mario Perivoitos at his London flat, reports the BBC . However, cameras were not rolling as the man's staffordshire bull terrier... More »

Boy Left Home Alone Killed by Sister's Pit Bulls

Foster child was visiting half-sister over the weekend

(Newser) - Tyler Trammell-Huston was living with a foster family in California, but his only Christmas wish "was to have a mom. I so badly wanted to be that person for him," says his half-sister, Alexandria Griffin-Heady. Then tragedy struck: While the 9-year-old was visiting Griffin-Heady in Yuba County over... More »

Woman's Death Ruled Suicide by Pit Bull

But details of Rebecca Hardy's death are still murky

(Newser) - Rebecca Hardy jumped a fence and entered a backyard on Thursday in Port Huron, Mich., where she was mauled by two dogs and later died. It's been a mystery why the 22-year-old entered the yard, but the Oakland County Medical Examiner's office has now ruled her death a... More »

Woman's Dogs Kill Beagle, She Sues Beagle's Owners

Emerald White says she was injured when she tried to break up dogfight

(Newser) - Last month, Emerald White's four pit bulls got into a neighbor's yard and killed that Texas family's 10-year-old beagle. "Everyone was telling me to sue her, but I decided not to because it won't bring Bailey back," says Steve Baker, the beagle's owner.... More »

Neighbors Feared Dog That Killed Teen, Injured Friend

It's not clear what led to Friday's horrific attack

(Newser) - Two 13-year-old boys were walking home from school Friday past a house in middle-class Paterson, NJ, when a 115-pound bull mastiff named Trigger escaped his fenced yard and attacked, killing one boy and hurting the other—and now neighbors tell the Star-Ledger they'd feared Trigger for more than a... More »

Couple Tries to Break Up Dog Fight, Husband Killed

Couple's pets turned on them: reports

(Newser) - The husband of a former Arizona mayor was killed and she was injured after they tried to break up a fight between their pet dogs Saturday night and the animals turned on them. Tom and Diane Vick attempted to intervene when their 40-pound boxer attacked a smaller dog, a cocker... More »

California Jogger Killed by Pit Bulls

Suspected dogs in custody

(Newser) - A woman was jogging in southern California when she was attacked and killed by a group of dogs. Four animals—pit bulls and mixed breeds—have been taken from a home in Littlerock, California, NBC Los Angeles reports. The dogs' seizure follows a ground and helicopter search. "We had... More »

Family Dog Kills Boy, 4

Jayelin Graham killer described as 'big Scooby-Doo' by owner

(Newser) - A huge mastiff attack dog, described as a "big Scooby-Doo" by its owner, suddenly turned on a 4-year-old boy in a Brooklyn home, killing him. Police are investigating the attack, which occurred shortly after the mom returned home with the boy and his three siblings. The dog, a Cane... More »

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