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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