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In 2016, canines killed 31 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 71% of these deaths, just over 7 times more than the next closest breed. During the 12-year period, canines killed 392 citizens; pit bulls inflicted 65% of these deaths. - February 21, 2017
Nonprofit examines 34 case files from Sonoma County Animal Services. The investigation shows that in their zeal to increase "Live Release Rate" by adopting out the otherwise unadoptables, the shelter candy-coats dogs with aggressive behaviors in their advertisements. The comprehensive report of over 7,000 words also shows how Live Release Rate in the cases examined is often prioritized over public safety, shelter staff safety and animal welfare. - September 20, 2016
In 2015, canines killed 34 Americans. Pit bulls and their mixes contributed to 82% (28) of these deaths, the highest fatality count on record for the breed and the highest percentage in the nonprofit's 11-years of data collection. - February 19, 2016
The new FAQ provides examples of municipalities with breed-specific ordinances that produced strong results, highlights public support of pit bull ordinances by reviewing the results of two recent elections, explains the three most common types of ordinances and dismantles a variety of myths. - September 08, 2015
During the first quarter of 2015, state preemption bills prohibiting breed-specific ordinances were introduced in five states. In all five states the legislation failed. - April 20, 2015
In 2014, dogs killed 42 people in the U.S.; the highest DogsBite.org has recorded in a single year. Pit bulls and their mixes contributed to 64% of these deaths. - February 11, 2015
In 2013, 32 dog bite-related fatalities were recorded. Pit bulls and their mixes contributed to 78% (25) of these deaths, a 17% rise from 2012. - January 20, 2014
The vigil event commences on the California State Capitol building steps at 6:30 pm, Saturday, October 26. - October 22, 2013
The victim warns that she had nowhere to turn after the attack. She wants fellow RV enthusiasts to be aware of this hidden danger to avoid a similar fate. - August 29, 2013
Jeff Borchardt, the father of a young boy mauled to death by two pit bulls, and the owner of the dogs, Susan Iwicki, speak out to warn others about the myth, "It's all how they're raised," to prevent future pit bull maulings and fatalities. - July 26, 2013
Support Kaylie's Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Dangerous Dogs by helping the family raise the initial funds to buy bulk t-shirts and candles for the event. - June 25, 2013
34 Texas dog bite fatalities were recorded during this period; more than any other state. Pit bulls were responsible for 76% of the total recorded deaths. Impediments to reduce these deaths include the One Bite rule and the 1991 statewide measure that prohibits breed-specific laws. - March 20, 2013
In 2012, 38 dog bite-related fatalities were recorded. Nearly one-third of these attacks, 32%, occurred while the victim was either visiting or living temporarily with the dog's owner. - January 11, 2013
The 911 call portrays a life-threatening attack upon a young boy by a neighbor's pit bull. The Solesky family hopes the 911 call will inspire Maryland legislators to resolve that this never happens in the New Year. - December 17, 2012
Individuals and organizations can stay informed by joining the email list and weigh in by using materials provided on the advocacy web page to support the Court's ruling. - June 08, 2012
Purchase a 30-pack of the DogsBite.org neighborhood safety brochure in preparation for National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 20-26, 2012 - April 25, 2012
Data shows that fatal and serious maulings by pit bulls have greatly escalated in the past 10 years. Furthermore, 39% of the total number of pit bull attacks and 42% of the fatalities have occurred since the 2007 Michael Vick case. - January 16, 2012
Pit bulls led fatal dog attacks in 2011 accounting for over 67% of the year's total fatalities. Adult victims in pit bull fatalities more than doubled the number of child victims. - January 04, 2012
Hero Stories is a collection of 78 stories involving 99 heroes. Each story depicts courageous acts undertaken by an individual to stop a devastating pit bull mauling. The collection contains stories from 30 U.S. states and eight countries including: Australia, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, England, New Zealand and Wales. - November 22, 2011
12 U.S. municipalities ranging in population size and the province of Ontario, Canada experienced a significant drop in pit bull biting incidents after adopting a breed-specific pit bull law. - June 21, 2010
The data shows that a pit bull owned by world-renowned pit bull breeder, John P. Colby, killed his nephew at his Newburyport home in 1909. - May 15, 2010
The report shows that 40% of the incidences resulted in pit bull bite injury; in six cases, the injury led to death. 3% of the occurrences involved human bullet injury. - June 03, 2009
The report shows that 19 dog breeds contributed to 88 fatalities. Pit bulls accounted for 59% of these deaths, the second leading breed, rottweilers, accounted for 14%. - April 22, 2009
Awarded by DogsBite.org -- The only U.S. non-profit organization founded by and operating on behalf of dog bite victims. - January 12, 2009
Awarded by DogsBite.org -- The only U.S. non-profit organization founded by and operating on behalf of dog bite victims. - December 17, 2008
DogsBite.org believes that victims of pit bull attacks deserve a powerful voice on a day many citizens are asked to "appreciate" pit bulls. - October 23, 2008
Findings: The same dogs that pose the greatest threat to human beings also pose the greatest threat to livestock and horse owners. - June 23, 2008
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