National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 20-26, 2012)

The Good, The Perverse and The Uplifting - Last year during National Dog Bite Prevention Week, we noted that there is no National Dog Mauling Prevention Week, an even weightier public health matter than dog bites. The tips and tricks offered up during this national week to prevent a dog bite hardly address horrific dog maulings, mainly inflicted by pit bulls, which will attack indiscriminately and continue attacking until shot to death or nonlethal human inte… [Read full blog post] Announces Our Annual Awards for the Year 2008

Victims Advocate of the Year Wendy Blevins Mother and Community Activist Omaha, Nebraska There is hardly a person in 2008 that touched and inspired more citizens within a community, a state and perhaps across the U.S. than Wendy Blevins. On June 25th, Wendy pulled an attacking pit bull off of her 15-month old daughter, Charlotte Blevins. Part of Charlotte's scalp was ripped off in the attack. In the months following the incident, Wendy, bravely led an effort to pass a fair and… [Read full blog post]

Standing Firm on Pit Bull Ban: Lakewood Councilman Brian Powers Responds to Critics

Stands by Pit Bull Ban Lakewood, OH - Councilman Brian Powers responds to non-constituent critics about Lakewood City Council's efforts to make their city a safer place to live. When I agreed to serve as a member of Lakewood City Council, I vowed to strive to do the right thing for our residents, not necessarily the popular thing. Since introducing legislation to ban those dogs know as “pit bulls” from Lakewood, all members of Council have been deluged with e-mails arguing aga… [Read full blog post]

Pit Bull Ban FAQ by Lakewood Councilman Brian Powers

Councilman Addresses Ban Lakewood, OH - On May 19, councilman Brian Powers of the City of Lakewood proposed a pit bull ban. The current administration, including Mayor Edward FitzGerald, City Prosecutor Richard Neff, and animal control officers, are supportive of the legislation. Since the introduction of the proposed ordinance, a number of Lakewood residents have approached Powers with questions. Powers writes a brilliant summary of these questions, along with his… [Read full blog post]