Deadly Dog Attacks


International Deadly Dog Attacks

This list is NOT a complete or exhaustive list. It represents dog bite related fatalities that were encountered during research.

Dog Bite Related Fatalities from non-USA countries

  1. 01/01/07 Ellie Lawrenson, 5, of Merseyside , UK died from 1 Pit bull. Refs: 2 3
    Incident: Victim's grandmother, after smoking 10 cannabis joints and drinking two bottles of wine, let the 75-pound dog inside the house where it attacked and killed the 5-year old girl. The grandmother was acquitted of criminal charges. Almost 200 banned dogs were surrendered the following month when Merseyside Police offered an amnesty.
    Dog(s): The 75# dog was shot dead at the scene.
    Owner(s): Keil Simpson, the victim's uncle and owner of the dog, was jailed on possession of an illegal dog and banned from keeping dogs for five years.

  2. 04/18/17 Name undisclosed, 40, of El Molar Madrid, Spain died from 1 Presa Canario. Refs: 2
    Incident: Victim was found dead in her home; she had been attacked by one of her Presa Canarios and died from bites to the neck. The woman lived alone and was a breeder of Pit bulls and Presa Canarios. The dog was seized.

  3. 06/17/17 Name undisclosed, Unknown age, of Sovetsky Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug region, Russia died from 12 stray dogs. Refs: 2
    Incident: A drunk man who had been feeding a pack of stray dog for two years, was attacked and killed by them when he tried to pass the pack without feeding them and fell during the encounter. His remains were found the following morning. The incident was captured on CCTV. He reportedly died just two minutes after the first dog attacked.
    Dog(s): Unkown.
    Owner(s): Unknown.

  4. 03/03/18 Kamillah Jones, 1, of Inverell New South Wales, Australia died from 1 Rottweiler. Refs: 2 3 4 5
    Incident: The dog grabbed the baby girl out of her pram while mother was walking with her daughter down the street. The child suffered critical injuries and died on the way to hospital.
    Dog(s): The dog, owned by a family member, had cleared (jumped) a fence. The dog was seized.
    Owner(s): A family member.

  5. 03/01/19 Colin Amatto, 40, of Tregear New South Wales, Australia died from 2 American Staffordshire Terriers. Refs: 2 3
    Incident: Victim was attacked on January 24th and sustained a significant number of injuries to his face, abdomen, and chest, and went into cardiac arrest. He was placed in an induced coma and died five weeks later. A 30-year old woman and a 10-year-old girl were also injured in the attack and taken to hospital with minor injuries.
    Dog(s): The dogs were euthanized.
    Owner(s): Undisclosed, but not the victim's dogs.

  6. 03/20/19 Iat (no last name given), 75, of Bangkok , Thailand died from 6 Pit bulls. Refs: 2 3
    Incident: A family have returned home to find the 75 year old Grandmother had been attacked and mauled by the family’s six pit bull terriers. The woman was found dead, lying in a pool of blood outside the house, having been bitten all over.
    Dog(s): The dogs were put back in their cage. No further information.
    Owner(s): Victim's family.

  7. 04/13/19 Frankie MacRitchie, 9, of Looe Cornwall, UK died from 1 Bulldog cross. Refs: 2 3 4 5 6
    Incident: The victim was left alone with the dog while his mother and her friend, the dog's owner, went to another residence to socialize. When the boy was discovered dead and the dog covered in blood, the dog's owner fled the area, begging for taxi fare from a stranger with the story that she was a victim of domestic violence.
    Dog(s): he large bulldog-cross, Winston, has a history of attacks and was often muzzled. He was euthanized.
    Owner(s): Sadie Totterdell, 28, was arrested at a train station 22-miles from the attack scene, while fleeing with the dog. She was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and having a dog dangerously out of control.

  8. 05/16/19 Rosemary O'Reilly, 72, of Sydney New South Wales, Australia died from 1 Staffordshire Bull Terrier x Rhodesian Ridgeback cross. Refs: 2 3 4
    Incident: The couple's pet dog attacked either the wife or husband (reports vary), and the other stepped in to help. Both suffered severe bite wounds. The woman died in hospital.
    Dog(s): The dog, Athena, was seized by Wollondilly Council Rangers. It had been owned by the couple for about 3 years, was registered, and had not been reported to council previously. There were a number of dogs at the home.
    Owner(s): Victim.

  9. 06/07/19 Sharon Jennings, 55, of Preston Lancashire, UK died from 1 Unknown breed. Refs: 2 3 4
    Incident: Was bitten on the hand and neck when she broke up a fight between her dog and a loose dog during a walk on May 31st. She was taken to hospital June 3rd and passed away on the 7th.
    Dog(s): A dog was seized.
    Owner(s): A 49 year old man was arrested related to the incident.

  10. 06/10/19 Graham Smith, 51, of Nowra New South Wales, Australia died from 1 Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Refs: 2 3 4 5 6
    Incident: Found dead in his unit. After investigating the death, investigators came to the conclusion he was attacked by his own dog after suffering an epileptic fit. There were extensive injuries to the body.
    Dog(s): The dog was euthanized.
    Owner(s): Victim.

  11. 07/01/19 Name undisclosed, <2, of Iztapalapa Mexico City, Mexico died from 1 Pit bull. Refs: 2 3
    Incident: Victim was attacked and killed by a pit bull that was kept tied up on a roof. Victim died on scene.
    Dog(s): The dog was taken into custody.

  12. 07/10/19 Leo Biancofiore, 61, of Melbourne Victoria, Australia died from 1 American Staffordshire Terrier. Refs: 2
    Incident: Dog attacked elderly wheelchair-bound man, who died. His wife was hospitalized in serious condition.
    Dog(s): The dog was euthanized.
    Owner(s): Victim's son.