Model Letter: Advocate Writes to Candidates for Virginia Governor Outlining Poor Civil and Criminal Dog Bite Laws

This model letter shows that average citizens can still impact candidates and elected officials. Richmond, VA - Back in late September, dog bite victims' advocate Bonny Lee sent a compelling letter to the candidates running for Virginia Governor, Glenn Youngkin and Terry McAuliffe. Lee is part of a loose coalition of Virginia citizens (the dog safety committee) who have been attacked by loose dogs or have had their own domestic pets or livestock killed by dogs. Lee has been… [Read full blog post]

Whose "Freedom" Exactly?

By Boni A guest writer for the DogsBite.org Blog. When it comes to pit bulls and other dangerous dogs, much heated debate revolves around opposing concepts of “freedom”. The freedom of a citizen to buy whatever dog they choose vs. the freedom of every other citizen to walk around free of violence inflicted by someone else’s choice of breed--notorious for a history of dangerous outbursts. The freedom of a dog to roam free vs. terrorising the neighbours imprisoned in their hous… [Read full blog post]

What Are Pit Bulls Good At?

By Boni A guest writer for the DogsBite.org Blog. I’m sure dear readers you thought I was going to say {insert vicious pit bull joke, here}. Nope, not today. What we’re going to try and figure out, is what can pit bulls do, that another dog cannot do better? Pit bulls, since their inception, have been bred to fight. A pit bull that doesn’t fight, is a failed pit bull. Now, before all our pit bull aficionado friends get their Black Sabbath or White Claw t-shirts in a wad, let me clarify.… [Read full blog post]

Former Owner of Rescue Pit Bull Shares Story After Unprovoked Attack: 'Still Very Shaken' by the Experience

The former owner of a rescue pit bull shares story of an unprovoked attack. Atlanta, GA - The former owner of a rescue pit bull recently wrote into our nonprofit and shared a powerful story with us. This individual is "still dismantling the beliefs I previously held about these dogs." Beliefs this person learned by "networking with other pit bull owners." This person did not expect the level of "fear, regret and guilt I would feel when the attack happened." This former owner is s… [Read full blog post]