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.
Austin, TX June
8, 2012 -- DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims' group dedicated
to reducing serious dog attacks, launches a Maryland advocacy web page and corresponding email list to support the Court of Appeals ruling that
holds owners of pit bulls and landlords financially responsible after an attack.
Victims, parents, activists and groups that promote public health and
safety and child advocacy are urged to join the email list to stay
informed about this issue.
In the days and weeks following the Court of Appeals ruling, pit bull owners and local and national humane groups strongly criticized the Court's ruling.
No less than four measures were introduced during the May special
session of the Maryland General Assembly to undo the high court's
ruling. By May 30th, a 10-member task force of Senate and House
lawmakers was announced to study the Court's decision and make
recommendations on possible legislation.
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Help keep our mission of prevention alive by contributing today
05/22/12: National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 20-26, 2012)
05/03/12: DogsBite.org Founder Responds to Maryland Ruling on CBS This Morning
04/30/12: Maryland Court of Appeals Holds Pit Bull Owners and Landlords Accountable
01/16/12: Pit Bull Attack Victims May Have New Hope to Recover from Landlords...
11/02/11: Letter of Gratitude to Founder Colleen Lynn from Parents of Mauling Victim
03/10/10: Dangerous By Default: Extreme Breeds by Anthony Solesky