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Anonymous Anonymous  |  7/14/2009 11:35 AM  |  Flag  
Ledy VanKavage and Best Friends are already trying to stuff the shelters with the 450 pit bulls from the dog fighting bust, and make shelters adopt them out so more little kids get their scalps ripped off or die.

Best Friends has thousands of acres. But they won't take these aggressive dogs!

Instead they will make the taxpayer and shelters go broke with these pit bulls.

VanKavage will make sure that other dogs die so these pit bulls can be warehoused, and people like VanKavage will be paid to "evaluate" them and "rehab" them endlessly for years.

And Best Friends will raise more money indirectly off these fighting dogs to pay people like VanKavage a hundred thousand a year to work for the breeders- and they won't spend a cent on the care of these fighting dogs!

Anonymous Don  |  7/14/2009 12:13 PM  |  Flag  

For all of those of us across this country that enjoy your blog and visit your site regularly.....THANKS.

THANKS for all of your dedication and super content you post regularly. Clearly, you are a "godsend" for this cause...employing common sense laws to regulate this most dangerous creature called the "pit bull".

Anonymous Anonymous  |  7/14/2009 12:16 PM  |  Flag  
And you know with that huge bust, more information is going to lead to more busts, and more dogs to evaluate. It's crazy. We already have a huge problem, why are nutters intent on making it even worse? There are no homes for these dogs, and there are fewer homes due to bans every month. No one wants the #1 killer and the #1 biter.

Blogger Honesty Helps  |  7/14/2009 1:45 PM  |  Flag  
I read all these stories when they came out but your compilation of them makes it so much easier for those of us who use this info in contacts. Great job. I bet the pit nutters are going crazy. Along with the events recently, plus they already are on the crazed side anyway, it's only a matter of time.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  7/14/2009 9:05 PM  |  Flag  
The economic downturn is already flooding shelters with good, very adoptable dogs and cats. It makes me sick to the stomach to think of aggressive, unadoptable pits taking up a single cage, while other dogs can be stored 3-4 to a large kennel and do fine together. Shelters euthanize loving former family pets to make room for fighting pits, and even this tragedy pales in comparison to all the beautiful, innocent children who lose their lives or limbs.

It is time to tell the pit lobby enough is enough. The statistics speak for themselves. You've failed society and your beloved breed by refusing to police your own problems. It's time for lawmakers to step in and do what you don't have the stomach to do, wipe out these menaces for once and for all.

Thank you, Colleen. These statistics will doubtless be used in the passage of BSL over the months to come. The pit nutters have absolutely nothing to counter this. Their lies can't survive the harsh light of facts.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  7/15/2009 1:32 AM  |  Flag  
But ...But... A/C reps can't identify Pit Bulls even though they euthanize them by the truckload...Yeah...That's the ticket!

Thanks DBO...They thought no one would be tracking this!

Anonymous mrs.poodle  |  7/15/2009 8:37 AM  |  Flag  
Fantastic work. Thank you for dedication.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  7/15/2009 12:41 PM  |  Flag  
Here is how Ledy VanKavage is operating now. Someone just sent me this that they found on a game dog fighter website, quoting VanKavage

"now that DNA testing is available all breed identification done without it are suspect unless the dog is registered with the AKC or UKC"

Ledy VanKavage is citing the AKC ands UKC as some kind of trustworthy authorities.

The AKC makes its operating income from puppy mill registrations, and registration paper falsification and abuses are rampant. The AKC supports some of the worst animal abuse in the name of puppy mill income and dog breeding profits.

Their board member, Patti Strand, runs the lobbying group NAIA, which is linked to by dog fighter websites as representing them.

The UKC was started as a fighting dog registry. Although it claims it has no links now, individuals who have convictions for dog fighting are UKC breeders and have appeared at their shows.

So the VanKavage tactic now clearly is a) protecting the AKC and UKC breeders with their worthless registrations paper (these papers are meaningless, often falsified, and have no legal standing as accurate.) and b) just lie about the breed of the dog, and deny that the attacking dogs are pit bulls.

I wonder if VanKavage is not offering herself, for a fee, or Best Friends staff, to be doing DNA testing? Is this another business that is being built up?

The question is, since VanKavage is now right out in public protecting the UKC and AKC profit interests, is Best Friends getting lobbying money from these breeder organizations?

Blogger bitbypit  |  7/15/2009 6:10 PM  |  Flag  
We've updated this blog post to include Broward County, Florida.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  7/16/2009 3:52 AM  |  Flag  
Clearly, these Animal Control stats show that Human Aggressive Pit Bulls are being bred and sold.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  7/21/2009 7:37 AM  |  Flag  
Clearly, a junk breed with criminal breeding standards! Of course maybe it has something to do with breed standards being controlled by dog fighting pyscopaths for two centuries.


Anonymous Anonymous  |  7/21/2009 7:56 AM  |  Flag  
Despite these statistics, the active pit bull community and the Indianapolis Humane Society, managed to "table" a new dog ordinance designed to reduce pit bull bites and euthanizations.

The "Active" Pit Bull Community responsible for this was the Indy "Bit" Crew.

Fighting for the right to bite!

Blogger bitbypit  |  7/29/2009 12:02 AM  |  Flag  
We've updated this post to include Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/04/2009 6:15 AM  |  Flag  
Claiming mixed as a single breed instead of listing the primary breed seems to be a tactic to make Pit Bulls appear safer...They can't defend the safety record sop now they resort to outright lieing!

Anonymous Trigger  |  8/09/2009 10:25 PM  |  Flag  
Shawnee, Oklahoma - 2009
"Chris Thomas, the Administrator of Support Services with the Shawnee Police Department said, "Most of our bites, our attacks are pit bulls, and as you drive around town you see them all over the place and most of them are loose."

Athens, Georgia - 2009
“I would say over 70 percent of our dog bites are from pit bulls and pit bull mixes,” Ward said. “The pit bull mix seems to be more likely to bite. Full blooded pit bulls seem more apt to attack other animals and not people.”

Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/10/2009 4:11 AM  |  Flag  
Bexar County, Texas 1997-1998

"Pit Bulls 5 times more likely to bite than other breeds".


Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/10/2009 4:15 AM  |  Flag  
Lubbock, Texas 2007:

Dog incidents in 2007

Dog bites (top three):

• Pit bull terrier and pit bull mixes: 75

• Labrador retriever mixes: 17

• German shepherd mix: 15

• Total for all dogs: 247


Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/10/2009 4:23 AM  |  Flag  
Hillsborough County, FL Jan 2008-July 2009 Bites:

Pit Bull 371

Lab 151

GSD 105

Dachshund 28

Cocker Spaniels didn't make top ten!

Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/10/2009 5:40 PM  |  Flag  
Hey! i'm beginning to think that the "Pit Bulls are least likely to bite" schtick is a lie generated by the dog fighters.....

Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/14/2009 2:34 AM  |  Flag  
Add Mecklenberg County, NC:

Animal Care and Control keeps track of dog bite statistics in Mecklenburg County. In the fiscal year ending June 30th, pit bulls represented 208 bites. Labrador Retrievers were second with 152, followed by German Shepherds and Chow Chows


Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/28/2009 1:32 PM  |  Flag  

Pit bulls were most often identified as the breed that bites people in incidents reported to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region for the first quarter of 2006.

Reports come from various sources, including hospitals, doctors, veterinarians and law enforcement.

1. Pit bulls -- 112

2. Labrador retrievers -- 60

3. German shepherds -- 35

4. Huskies -- 22

5. Australian shepherds -- 17


Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/30/2009 6:47 AM  |  Flag  
Lucas County, OH:

Pit bulls in 2007 inflicted more bites requiring medical treatment in Lucas County than any other breed. Of 329 reported bites, pit bulls accounted for 66, according to Tom Skeldon, Lucas County Dog Warden


Anonymous Anonymous  |  9/27/2009 1:30 PM  |  Flag  
Lubbock -- 2008

Pit bulls or pit-bull mixes also accounted for the most dog bites last year - 75 of the 247 reported bites were from pit bulls or pit bull mixes, according to animal services. The next breed on the list was a Labrador retriever mix with 17 incidents


Blogger bitbypit  |  10/11/2009 12:53 AM  |  Flag  
We've recently added several new cities including: Bakersfield, CA (Kern County), Royal Oaks, MI and Springdale, AR.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  12/13/2009 8:54 AM  |  Flag  
Wichita KS: Update: The city council passed mild BSL last spring but gave the Pit community 9months to comply...Result?!?

Pit bull attacks spiked 32 percent in 2009 and 100 percent of Law enforcement shootings of dogs were Pit Bulls!

Making friend with the Pit Bull community will never work!


Anonymous Anonymous  |  1/09/2010 11:24 PM  |  Flag  
Franklin County OH:

Pit bulls accounted for one-third of the dog bites reported to the Franklin County dog pound last year, although they represent only 1 percent of licensed dogs in the county.


Anonymous Trigger  |  1/28/2010 1:10 PM  |  Flag  
Pit bulls top the charts in Australia as well!

The top 10 breeds that figured in the most attacks in the past three months in NSW.

*  Staffordshire bull terrier
*  Australian cattle dog
*  German shepherd
*  American Staffordshire terrier
*  Bull terrier
*  Rottweiler


OpenID trigger770  |  3/16/2010 8:35 AM  |  Flag  
Animal Control Officer Doris Kay says in the report that she used to think all dogs were created equal. But she says she's learned that, "In Woonsocket pit bulls bite more often, and cause more injury, than any other breed."

Horribly, one year later, this woman is viciously attacked by a pit bull.

Animal Control Officer Doris Kay suffered extensive tearing wounds to her left forearm and puncture wounds on her right arm and index finger, said Detective Capt. Edward J. Lee Jr. Citing the severity of the injuries, Lee said Kay was transferred to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment after initially being transported to Landmark Medical Center.


Anonymous Anonymous  |  10/29/2010 1:56 AM  |  Flag  
Memphis TN:

The city of Memphis records show there were 388 dog bites in 2009.

Of those, almost half were pit bull bites. Others include German Shepherds and Chows.


OpenID truthbird  |  2/18/2011 3:22 PM  |  Flag  
Back in 1983, when the pit bull population was incredulously low, they still made the top 5 biters in Sarasota County, CA!

OpenID truthbird  |  6/28/2011 7:40 PM  |  Flag  
MONTGOMERY CO.- According to Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County out of 736 reported dog bites in the past year 117 were reported as pit bull bites.
That's far and away the most bites for any one breed. Mixed breeds came in second with 64 reported bites.

June 28 2011, 07:37 PM EDT

Blogger vintage  |  10/23/2011 4:08 AM  |  Flag  
Muskegon County MI

In Muskegon County, all reported dog bites are recorded with the county health department. Statistics over the last three years show pit bulls are responsible for more reported bites than any other breed. In 2009 there were 59 bites, 2010 - 75 bites, and in the first six months of 2011 already 41 bites contributed to pit bulls.


Blogger vintage  |  10/23/2011 4:09 AM  |  Flag  
Amarillo Texas...no shocker that Pit Bulls lead with 20 percent of overall bites and three times higher than the next breed!

Pit bulls accounted for 123 reported bites in Amarillo in 2009-10, the latest period for which city data was available. The breeds with the next-highest reports of attacks are Labrador retrievers and German shepherds, which each had about 40, Barlow said. Boxers had 16 reported bites while Rottweilers had 15, she said.

Reported bites among mixed breeds numbered 274, Barlow said. About 550 total dog bites are reported to Animal Control officials each year, she said.


Amarillo means yellow in spanish

Blogger vintage  |  10/23/2011 4:11 AM  |  Flag  
This nutter apology piece about Denver utterly fails to persuade!

What of all the non-Pit bull breeds that attack people? After instating a ban on Pit bulls in 2005, Denver, Colorado, euthanized 1,776 Pit bulls, many of which were pets. As a result, during the three year period (from 2005 to 2007) the total number Pit bull bites went down 77 percent (from 39 bites to 9). However, non-pit bull bites went down only 10 percent (from 465 bites to 420),


BSL never works...For Dogfighters and Pit Breeders!

Blogger vintage  |  10/23/2011 4:19 AM  |  Flag  
Australian Dog bite data report complete with bite rate calculations...roughly 1/3rd of all Pit Bulls are manbiters.


Blogger vintage  |  10/23/2011 4:29 AM  |  Flag  
New Zealand Dog Bite Data:

Pit bull: 101 attacks; 18.5 per cent of total reported; 1.4 per cent of total dog population.

Labrador: 59 attacks; 11 per cent of total reported; 15 per cent of total dog population.

Bull terrier: 44 attacks; 8 per cent of total reported; 7.3 per cent of total dog population.

German shepherd: 38 attacks; 7 per cent of total reported; 3.7 per cent of total dog population.

Border collie: 26 attacks; 5 per cent of total reported; 7.3 per cent of total dog population.

Australian cattle dog: 21 attacks; 4 per cent of total reported; 1.8 per cent of total dog population.

- Statistics for the year ended June 30 2010 of dog attacks in the Bay of Plenty and Waikato provided by the NZ Institute of Animal Control Officers - Midlands Branch.

Blogger vintage  |  11/13/2011 9:00 AM  |  Flag  
State Of Delaware:


Total dog bites 1,381

Pit bulls 301

Unknown 206

Labs 124

German shepherds 101

Jack Russell terriers 53

2011 (as of Thursday)

Total dog bites 1,174

Pit bulls 251

Unknown 205

Labs 114

German shepherds 101

Mixed breeds 47


ATTN Dogfighters...Please start culling again!

Blogger vintage  |  11/22/2011 11:46 PM  |  Flag  
Add Milwaukee, A real Pit Hole!

TODAY'S TMJ4 looks at the facts. Since 2008, the top three breeds that bit the most, that were taken in to MADAC are as followed: Labs, with 40 bites, then, German Shephards with 68 bites, and coming out on top, Pit Bulls, with 302 bites.However, there are a lot of pit bulls at MADAC.


Blogger Garnet  |  3/25/2012 7:18 PM  |  Flag  
Excellent work with gathering all of this data.

My city is considering lifting regulations on pitbulls so I think I need to send these stats to each city councillor. If the regulations are lifted, I do not think it will be long before the humane society is flooded with pit bulls to the point where they have to turn away nice, non-fighting breeds. Then people will start to get mauled and killed. These were dogs bred for a sadistic sport and are not family pets.

Unfortunately, the humane society itself is spreading loads of nonsense about pit bulls. Their spokesperson actually said they were bred to be nanny dogs and outright denies the breed's more violent history. It's very frustrating.

Blogger snack sized dog  |  3/26/2012 9:57 PM  |  Flag  
This is a fantastic ongoing resource!

Thank you so much.

An interesting mention in the chicago article that most bites are to family members and NEIGHBORS. This is no surprise, and you read about neighbors all the time being attacked, but I've never seen in print before even a passing notice that if pit bulls are in your neighborhood you are at risk.

Blogger JeLeHa  |  4/09/2012 1:26 PM  |  Flag  
On Friday night I was almost bit by a very aggressive pit bull. I was standing still. The handler was an 11 year old girl who could not have weighed more than the dog. She had no control over the animal. The only reason I didn't get bit was I was able to leap back. Otherwise, it would have gotten my leg. This is in a very nice area in LA. Funny, the two labs, the collie and the two lap dogs didn't growl, snarl or try to attack me. Only the pit. I am reporting to animal control. Hopefully something will be done before this dog actually hurts someone.

Blogger Your Quiet Neighbor  |  5/28/2012 1:19 PM  |  Flag  
@Garnet, I hear you on the frustration part. Here in Pima County, Arizona, animal control is very much a part of the problem. Look at the "rescue" group that heads this list:


It's Adopt-a-Bull, and guess what they're in the business of foisting on our community? They're not the only pit saviors on this list.

Blogger Micahel Mantion  |  11/01/2012 12:33 AM  |  Flag  

additional link for Memphis story, Archive page is spotty and slow to load.

Blogger bitbypit  |  11/01/2012 11:51 AM  |  Flag  
WebCite appears to be hosted in Toronto (Hurricane Sandy area). It was down nearly all of yesterday. Spotty, at least currently, indeed!

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