Babysitter Defends Boy From Viscous Dog Attack

In Genesee, Colorado, a local babysitter, Sharon Molloy, is being called a hero after she defends 3-year-old Jack Melichar for a savage dog attack. When two black dogs showed up on the family deck, Sharon and the boys, Jack and his 8-year-old brother went out to shoo the dogs home.  Like any exuberant 3-year-old, Jack was running.  One of the dogs then attacked him. Sharon began trying to pull the dog off him, and it turned on her. Two neighbors … Continue reading →

Children Attacked or Killed By Dogs

Toddler Mauled in Neighbor’s Backyard In Fort Yukon, Alaska, a one-and-a-half-year-old toddler was killed by a dog after the boy wandered across the street and entered a neighbor’s backyard.  Police say the boy apparently got too close to the dog while it was eating. The child’s father took the boy to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  Police shot and killed the husky-mix.  (USA Today, 4-30-2008, p. 9A) … Continue reading →

Little Girl Mauled To Death By Family Dog

11-5-2007 Two Arizona parents were mourning the death of their young daughter, after she was mauled to death by the family pet. Four-year-old Tori Whitehurst was playing alone in her backyard when she was attacked by the family’s 80 pound American Bulldog. Police responded to the scene, and had to shoot the animal five times before being able to rescue the child. Sadly, it was too late, and little Tori died from her injuries. As is almost always the case … Continue reading →