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  1. I am so glad DBO exists and does such a great job of documenting this info. So sorry how you got started though… I think your website and others like yours have helped me to become aware of this dangerous breed of dog and helped keep my family and myself safe.

  2. Dear I am forever grateful for your dedicated, educated, and devoted efforts to collect rich data that will provide decision makers with the knowledge they need to make important safety decisions for others. I splurged toay and enjoyed a cupcake in your honor! Happy Birthday and I hope for decades more! Cat and Daisy Lynn,

  3. Colleen, thank you so much for the effort and time that you give, and for the voice of sanity that you provide. However, I feel that the battle is being lost. I don't know if it's just the area I live in, but there are more pit bulls as pets than the statistics show. I seriously fear that there will soon be no other dogs. I watched a parade the other day put on for the University of Florida's homecoming. The whole city of Gainesville gets involved. Banks and schools close, and the main roads are blocked off. I only watched about a quarter of it, and I counted 22 pit bulls taking part in the parade. Five were on a float for a local "animal" rescue, which was obviously a pit rescue. The rest were walking with people in the parade. Several had tutus. One was in a baby stroller. The only dog that was not a pit was the German Shepherd K9 with the law enforcement float. Fortunately, it was a good day, and no one was hurt(or, if they were, it didn't make the papers). I guess what I'm trying to say is that these dogs are everywhere. Each one of these owners has no idea that they are living with a ticking time bomb. And if the deaths and maulings don't change their minds, I don't know if the tide can be turned against so many. Those of us that know live in fear. There is no safe place to be outdoors, no neighborhood or park that is pit free. There are just so many.

  4. Are you sure that was not in part participation for Pit Bull Awareness Day? Bully groups across the U.S. all October long have public events or participate in other public events to shine a light on the "breed-ambassadors."

  5. If all of those pits and their owners were there for pit awareness day, it was rather insidiously done. There was no mention of pits by anyone. There were no signs and they weren't together as a group. It was just a pit on a float, or walking with a group, like kids who won a science award, the runners from that mornings run, floats from local businesses, etc. The only group was the animal rescue who were described as a dog rescue by the MC's, but only had pits on their float. I would be pleased to think that some of these had been trucked in to make a presence, but I think they are all residents. Pretty much anyone you talk to around here is pro-pit. Their families have raised them forever and they are all wigglebutts blah, blah, blah. Their total ignorance is pretty scary. Everyone drinks the kool-aide and thinks that all the stories of deaths and maulings are fabricated, exagerrated, or are about dogs that were raised to be violent. "My dog would never do that. He's a real sweetie pie."

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