Fatal Dog Attack Statistics
DogsBite.org recorded 48 fatal dog attacks in 2019, the highest recorded in a single year. Pit bulls contributed to 69% (33) of these deaths, followed by "mixed-breed," involved in 6 deaths. For the first time, the 30-49 age group sustained more deaths (13) than the 0-4 age group (12). Pit bulls inflicted 85% of these adult deaths. The last time the CDC collected breed data about dogs involved in fatal human attacks was 1998. Pit bulls have killed ov… [Read full blog post]
Aurora, Colorado dog bite statistics over a three year period: 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Virtual Town Hall
Aurora, CO - Aurora city officials recently announced that a public hearing would be held regarding the Restricted Breed Ordinance, Aurora's longstanding pit bull ban. "Do our residents wish to retain the ordinance or repeal the ordinance?" The announcement asks. The virtual town hall is June 18 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm Mountain time. Any person can watch the archive here. In 20… [Read full blog post]
Denver dog bite statistics over a three year period: 2017, 2018 and 2019.
UPDATE: On February 24, the attempt to overturn Mayor Michael Hancock's veto of the pit bull ban repeal failed in an 8 to 5 vote. Nine votes were needed to overcome the veto. The repeal's sponsor, Councilman Chris Herndon, will now try to place the initiative on the November ballot.
Denver, CO - On February 24, Denver City Council members will determine if they can override the mayor's veto of the pit bull ba… [Read full blog post]
Our GivingTuesday Challenge - We are on the Right Side of this Issue
The founder of DogsBite.org, Colleen Lynn, delivers keynote at victims' awareness day event.
DogsBite.org - On December 3, GivingTuesday, our nonprofit kicks off our annual fundraising drive that takes place at different times on social media, our mailing list and blog. On Tuesday, we are fundraising on Facebook for "We Are on the Right Side of this Issue." We need your help to make… [Read full blog post]