In the 14-year period of 2005 through 2018, canines killed 471 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (311) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
Observing 2019 National Dog Bite Prevention Week®1Read a brief history of National Dog Bite Prevention Week and how, over the years, various co-sponsors of the annual event have utilized this safety week to push their national agendas.
Last year, 5,714 Postal Service employees were victimized by dogs, down from 6,244 in 2017. Learn about the cities with the most attacks and view the 2018 Postal Service dog attack map.
We highlight two recent postal carrier dog maulings: a b… [Read full blog post]
Dog Bite Victims' Advocacy Group Turns 10-Years Old
DogsBite.org - Today marks the 10th Anniversary of DogsBite.org. We recall quite vividly when we reached the five year mark as well. At that time the founder was in Tucson delivering a speech to the first ever grassroots event for dog attack survivors, Walk for Victims of Pit Bulls and Other Dangerous Dogs. "They say it takes 5 years for a movement to take flight," Colleen Lynn told the audience back then. "That moment o… [Read full blog post]
Rejection Rate Grows to 90% Since January 2014DogsBite.org - During the first 5-months of the 2016 legislative season, state preemption bills barring local governments from enacting breed-specific legislation were introduced in eight states. As of May 13, six states have rejected these bills and two remain pending. So far in 2016, this is a 100% success rate for municipalities retaining local control. These states are: Missouri, Kentucky, Washington, Georgia, West V… [Read full blog post]
Dog Bite Victims' Advocacy Group Turns 8-Years OldAustin, TX - October 15, 2015 marks the eighth year that DogsBite.org has been operating on the Internet educating the public, dog bite victims, attorneys, doctors, law enforcement, journalists and policymakers about the growing epidemic of serious and fatal dog maulings in this country. The great majority of these attacks are inflicted by a select group of dangerous dog breeds: pit bulls, rottweilers and mastiff-type… [Read full blog post]
National Pit Bull Victim Awareness Day - October 24, 2015National Pit Bull Victim Awareness Day (NPBVAD) - October 24, 2015
Advocacy Website Launches
North America - Over 50 pit bull attack support groups in the United States and Canada have joined in a coalition to launch a new website -- NationalPitBullVictimAwarenessDay.com -- that coincides with the unofficial National Pit Bull Awareness Day, also occurring on the same day. The first national pit bull day event, star… [Read full blog post]
An analysis of 860 cities with breed-specific laws showed that pit bulls were named in 100% of these ordinances, followed in distant second by rottweilers, named in just 7%.
Breed-Specific Legislation FAQ
DogsBite.org - Today we release our Breed-Specific Legislation FAQ that will empower advocates and city officials who support breed-specific laws. The FAQ drills down into the effectiveness of these ordinances, which breeds are involved and the three most common typ… [Read full blog post]