By Branwyne Finch
A guest writer for the DogsBite.org Blog.
On October 22nd, humane organizations across the country will celebrate "National Pit Bull Awareness Day". At the MSPCA in Massachusetts, the day is part of a month long campaign to promote pit bull ownership. The promotion campaign involves press releases and media interviews claiming "pit bull discrimination", special events featuring visits by successfully adopted pit bull "alumni", and a screening of the… [Read full blog post]
DogsBite.org Turns Four Years OldDogsBite.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 ov… [Read full blog post]
Victim Recounts Attack
Glendora, CA - Retired fire chief, 67-year old Milford Fonza, has been released from the hospital after being attacked by two vicious pit bulls this morning. Glendora police say the dogs attacked him in the 1600 block of Sunflower Avenue. Fonza tried to fight off the pit bulls with his walking stick, but it quickly snapped (or was chewed) into pieces. The former fire chief also tried to hoist himself over a wall in order to escape, but the pit bulls pulled h… [Read full blog post]
Family Makes Plea
UPDATE 10/05/11: The infant in the most recent fatality has been identified as Mya Maria Maeda. Susan Glenn, Mya's aunt, complains to News Channel 10 that the family has now been victimized too. Glenn is asking the public (presumably pit bull advocates who have left mean spirited comments in mauling threads) to stop attacking the baby's mother, Monique Hernandez, and to realize Mya's death was an "accident." Glen says they are also asking officials to be "u… [Read full blog post]