On July 22, 2008, Tony Evans Jr., a 3-year-old boy from Jackson, Mississippi, was playing with friends across the street from his home. The house had a carport where a pit bull was chained. The dog grabbed the boy, dragged him inside its doghouse, and killed him. Mississippi follows the ancient and outdated “one bite rule.”
The article about this killing (Investigation continues into boy’s mauling) is particularly interesting because of its final sentence: “Animal control will spend the next 10 days observing Blue Eyes, who has been quarantined and is in animal control’s custody, before determining whether the dog should be euthanized.”
What else does the dog have to do to prove that it is a bad dog?