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Attacks on Children

Photos | Children Killed | Children Attacked 
 
Dogs who are kept continuously chained often become aggressive, frustrated, and highly territorial of their small patch of earth. Chained dogs can be a real danger to people who enter their territory--especially children.

How many innocent children will suffer and die before people realize that a chained and neglected dog is like a loaded weapon?

We don't advocate dogs running loose. Dog owners should bring dogs inside or provide a fenced area for them. To protect family members, dogs should be treated as part of the family.

Read news accounts of these attacks or visit Mothers Against Dog Chaining for updated news and incidents (this page is no longer being updated.)

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Children Killed by Chained Dogs

Tony Evans, Jr., Age 3
Mississippi, July 2008

Pablo Hernandez, Age 5
Texas, June 2008

Abraham Jonathan Tackett, Age 2
Ft. Yukon, Alaska, April 2008

Zachary King, Age 7
Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 2007

Korie-Lyn Edwards, 17 mos
Montague Township, Canada, July 2007

Tiffany Pauley, Age 5
Atlanta, GA, July 2007

Amber Jones, Age 10
Texas, January 2007

Javlyin Anderson, Age 2
Mississippi, June 2006

Quillan Cottrell, Age 3
Missouri, March 2006

Cody Adair, Age 4
Oklahoma, January 2006

Jonathan Martin, Age 2
Virginia, October 2005

Asia Turner
Age 4
South Carolina,  May 2005
 

Robbie Shafer, Age 4
Virginia, April 2005

Cody, Age 3
British Columbia, December 2004

Kamryn Billingsley, Age 1 mo.
Mississippi, December 2004

Myles Leakes
, Age 4
Florida, December 2004

Isaiah Smith, Age 17-months
South Carolina, Sept. 2004

Patricia Anderson, Age 2
Georgia, July 2004

Trusten Liddle, Age 17 months
Hawaii, February 2004

Nathan Roy Hill, Age 3
North Carolina, January 2004

Makayla Sinclair, Age 2
South Carolina, October 2003

Sheldon Phillip, Age 4
Alaska, September 2003

TJ Adams, Age 5
Kentucky, June 2002

 


Children Attacked by Chained Dogs

 

Alexander Lester, Age 12
Pennsylvania, August 2008

Elizabeth Stanek, Age 15
North Carolina, July 2008

Alisia Johnson, Age 3
Mississippi, July 2008

Kade Fries, Age 10
Texas, June 2008

Jacob Brady, Age 16 mo.
Virginia, May 2008

Malik Gipson, Age 9
Illinois, May 2008

J'Naya Allen, Age 8
Georgia, May 2008

Alex Miller, Age 7
Tennessee, May 2008

Zachary Spafford, Age 8
Indiana, May 2008

Kassime Reddick, Age 9
New Jersey, April 2008

Trinity Robichaud, Age 5
South Carolina, March 2008

DeNasha Hackner, Age 9
Indiana, Feb. 2008

Maysia Moore, Age 8
Washington, Feb 2008

Daishauna Craig, Age 9
Tennessee, Jan 2008

Tacarra McCray, Age 6
Florida, Dec. 2007

Isaiah Crockett, Age 10
North Carolina Dec. 2007

Timothy Hughes, Age 8
Wisconsin, Nov. 2007

Tristan McNaylor, Age 12
Louisiana, Nov. 2007

Caleb Setzer, Age 6
Concord, North Carolina, February 2008

Jaelynn Rodriguez, Age 5
Pendleton, Oregon, October 2007

Destaney Till, Age 4
Slocum, Texas, August 2007

Jamie Khottavongsa, Age 11
St. Paul, Minnesota June 2007

Unnamed Boy, Age 5
Detroit, MI, May 2007

Unnamed Boy, Age 6 months
Lincoln, NE, May 2007

Jasmine Johnson, Age 9
West Charlotte, NC, May 2007

Wyatt Fillion, Age 8
Grand Forks, MN, May 2007

Diamond Spencer, Age 9
Pittsburg, PA, May 2007

Unnamed Boy, Age 21 months
Deming, NM, May 2007

Frankie Lovello, Age 7
Cherry Hill, NJ, April 2007

DeVonta Prince, Age 8
Minneapolis, MN, April 2007

Unnamed Girl, Age 8
Nacogdoches, Texas, April 2007

Unnamed Girl, Age 5
Jacksonville, FL, March 2007

Unnamed Girl, Age 3
North Carolina, March 2007

Ian Keo
Florida, March 2007

Shane McKenzie, Age 8
Texas, March 2007

Josh Joliff
Colorado, February 2007

Ashley Evans, Age 2
Texas, October 2006

Unnamed Boy, Age 6
South Carolina, May 2006

Jonathan Saltkill, Age 5
Kentucky, May 2006

Kiera Odell-Manuel, Age 7
Iowa, April 2006

Kylee Kindred , Age 5
Ohio, April 2006

Unnamed Girl , Age 5
Indiana, April 2006
 

Jessica Laux, Age 3
California, March 2006

Alexus Nance, Age 6
North Carolina, March 2006

Cianna Crittendon, Age 2
Oklahoma, January 2006

Matthew Villarreal, Age 2
Texas, December 2005

Nick McMaster, Age 11
Oklahoma, November 2005Richard Franks, Age 11
Alabama, November 2005

Delbert Preston, Age 6
Ohio, November 2005

Jarrett Livengood, Age 12
Minnesota, October 2005

Jesse Shoemaker, Age 2
North Carolina, October 2005

Ethan Agosta, Age 2
Maine, October 2005Sway Sontag, 20 months
Ohio, August 2005

Amber Wilkins, Age 11
Georgia, August 2005

Unnamed Boy, Age 2
Minnesota, August 2005

Paige Meador, Age 9
Kentucky, August 2005

Jessica Humphries,
Age 6
Oklahoma, August 2005

Teare Wimberly, Age 12
Michigan, August 2005

Kailey Mai Asquith, Age 3
U.K., June 2005

Boy-name not released
Missouri, June 2005

Akina Jackson,
Age 3
Illinois, May 2005

Tiffany Scott, Age 7
Australia, May 2005

Thah Tyndal,
Age 5
North Carolina, May 2005

Asia Brantley,
Age 8
North Carolina, May 2005

Name Not Released,
Age 23 mos.
Oregon, May 2005

Robert Fowler, Age 5
Arkansas, September 2004

Kaylee Chewning, Age 5
Illinois, September 2004

Summer Baumgardner, Age 9
Pennsylvania, August 2004

Johnathan Mahoney-Marsh, Age 2
Newfoundland, August 2004

Willie Moore Jr, Age 7
North Carolina, July 2004

Kennedy Robinson, Age 20 months
Mississippi, June 2004

Emma-Leigh Chambers-Allen, Age 5
New Mexico, June 2004

Emily Page Stinnett, Age 4
Kentucky, April 2004

Linda Wiegret, Age 14 Months
Texas, April 2004

Mark Wilson
, Age 8
Illinois, April 2004

Alani Black, Age 4
North Carolina, April 2004

Kelly Dore, Age 12
Gloucestershire, March 2004

Meradith Bell, Age 8
North Carolina, March 2004

Kaitlyn Matthews, Age 5
Mississippi, January 2004

Jonathan Shane Ivey, Age 4
Texas, October 2003

Okleno King, Age 3
Mississippi, October 2003

Matthew Martin, Age 21 Months
Florida, September 2003

Jacob Kennedy, Age 5
Florida, March 2003

Daniel Decembre, Age 8
Florida, March 2003

 

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