Saturday, October 15, 2011
DogsBite.org Turns Four Years Old
DogsBite.org - October 15, 2011 marks the fourth year that DogsBite.org has been operating on the World Wide Web, documenting statistics and providing resources to help prevent serious dog attacks. Later today, the founder will be talking to a journalist in Australia about recent events in that country. DogsBite.org is the only resource of its kind in America and possibly throughout the world. The pit bull problem is a world problem and over 30 countries regulate this dog breed.
Four years ago today, DogsBite.org made its awareness known to the world in the month of October, near simultaneous to the initiation of an annual Pit Bull Awareness Day. None of us have the luxury of choosing our birthday; we didn't either. But our birth date is appropriate. DogsBite.org has greatly helped journalists, doctors, lawyers, lawmakers and the public become more "aware" of pit bulls and the danger presented by their selectively bred traits for illegal dogfighting.
Gratitude from Readers
From time-to-time, readers send us powerful letters about the positive and even life-saving impact DogsBite.org has had upon their lives. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will gather as many as possible and place them onto a web page. Some letters will be blogged to gain wider readership. Persons who would like to submit a letter of thanks can email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to our mailing address. We ask that submitters allow us to publish their first name and state along with their words. Letters can address DogsBite.org or its founder, Colleen Lynn.
Recent Letter of Thanks
You can't imagine how glad I am that I stumbled across your web site. A couple of friends of mine have pit bulls and I had been considering getting one. I have been researching the breed for a couple of years and most of the things I have read have been on the sites of advocates. I began to buy into the notion that "it's all in how you raise them". After hearing this from a number of sources I figured I ought to get as much information as possible before getting a pit bull. I wanted to be sure I was knowledgeable enough to properly "socialize" the dog. The only thing that held me back was the fact that despite the proper socialization and training by pit bull owners, some dogs still attacked people. I just could not reconcile what the advocates were saying with the facts. As I was researching the breed looking for the right formula to understand this issue I came across your web site. What an eye opener. I realized that what my intuition was telling me was right. There is something wrong with what these people are saying. Your web site provided the information I needed to set my thinking straight. Thank you for what you are doing. It must be difficult to preserver in the face of such illogical and persistent opposition. I am firmly in your camp and will do all I can to prevent the tragic events these awful animals cause.
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| 10/15/2011 11:48 AM |
thank you colleen for providing the much needed objective information in a web of lies and propaganda to help charles and many others to make informed, educated decisions about gripping dogs and inspiring me and many others to start blogging.
| 10/15/2011 7:09 PM |
Happy Birthday DBO and thank you Colleen! I found DBO by accident, in October of 2007. It was SO good to know I was not alone. DBO has grown into a unique and incredible resource, quite an achievement.
| 10/16/2011 11:03 AM |
Happy Birthday DogsBite.org
Thank you for what you do! If I were younger and had more computer knowledge, I like to think that I would chose to be the role model that you have become. You have set the standard. When THE POWERS THAT BE around me were telling me that I wasn't normal and I had to get a "NEW NORMAL" in order to accommodate the neighbor's 4 Pit Bulls, I came upon your web site and I stayed on it night and day absorbing what real normal people were having to endure everywhere at the hands of ABNORMAL PEOPLE WHO USE THEIR BREED OF ANIMAL TO CONTROL AND THREATEN OTHERS, EVEN MAUL, MAIM AND KILL NORMAL PEOPLE GOING ABOUT THEIR NORMAL LIVES. Your honest factual information centers me each day and brings me back to the reality that I am a normal woman, mother, grandmother, animal lover, dog lover, and I know what normal feels like .....I had almost forgot that I knew this....that's what abnormal people and their vicious dogs do to neighbors - take the feeling of safety and peace and quiet away and make them feel that this is the "NEW NORMAL".
THANK YOU AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!
| 10/18/2011 5:56 PM |
Congratulations to a leader who has risen above her injuries when a pit bull destroyed one arm, shattered a bone, and was responsible for a steel plate placed in her arm. Colleen wanted to learn and help others from her tragedy. The greatest wish of a mauling victim is for no one else to experience what they have endured. Colleen has educated people with "just the facts." Colleen I know there are people who didn't experience what you did because of dogsbite.org Thank you and God bless you always.
| 10/27/2011 8:44 PM |
I must say that after my son was attacked, I went searching on the internet for resources that could provide me answers and point me in the right direction. I stumbled upon dogsbite.org and they provided me with vital information and statistics that aided in a successful lawsuit against irresponsible owners. I have and will continue to support dogsbite.org as it stands alone as an avenue for victims of senseless violence by a group that seemingly lacks common sense. Thanks again dogsbite.org!!!