In the 13-year period of 2005 through 2017, canines killed 433 Americans. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (284) of these deaths. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. | More »
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]
Falsely Claimed Our Fatality Data is Based 'Solely' on News Reports
Left: WKYC reporter Carly Flynn Morgan Right: Jennifer Scott, French kissing her pit bull.
DogsBite.org - After Carly Flynn Morgan of WKYC (Cleveland) published an inaccurate article last week, the founder of DogsBite.org, Colleen Lynn, wrote to her and CC'd the General Manager, Micki Byrnes. Morgan claimed our dog bite fatality statistical data was based "solely" on media reports, which is inaccurate… [Read full blog post]
DogsBite.org - This is our letter to Burnaby Now after a defamation attempt by Kathy Powelson, Executive Director at Paws for Hope Animal Foundation (Burnaby, Canada). We not only fight false allegations -- that Burnaby Now printed with zero evidence -- on a daily basis since our inception in 2007 in the United States, we fight them in Canada too. Lacking market share does not equate to lacking credibility. The highest court in Maryland validated our credibility.
Re: Letter… [Read full blog post]
Dear Colleen Lynn,
As the parents of a child who endured a disfiguring near-death mauling by a pit bull terrier, I can't begin to express my gratitude by your founding Dogsbite.org. A lifelong dog enthusiast myself, I have also been concerned when mans best friend is bred to the extremes. That concern was realized in the nightmare our innocent 10-year old son endured -- the carnage an extremely ill bred dog can bring. My interest in both animals, dogs in particular, and my love f… [Read full blog post]
DogsBite.org Turns Four Years Old
DogsBite.org - October 15, 2011 marks the fourth year that DogsBite.org has been operating on the World Wide Web, documenting statistics and providing resources to help prevent serious dog attacks. Later today, the founder will be talking to a journalist in Australia about recent events in that country. DogsBite.org is the only resource of its kind in America and possibly throughout the world. The pit bull problem is a world problem and ov… [Read full blog post]
Safety Issues Persist
Gig Harbor, WA - On August 21, 2007, two pit bulls entered a residential home through a side sliding door and attacked a disabled woman while she slept. The victim, 59-year-old Sue Gorman, suffered serious injuries to her face, forearms and hands. Prior to the incident, animal control had made over a dozen visits to the home of the dogs' owners due to complaints by area residents. Gorman alone had called 911 at least ten times leading up to the attack.
There… [Read full blog post]
Attack Date: June 17, 2007
DogsBite.org - It's not easy to write about your own violent dog attack. Who could know this better than I do, the voice of DogsBite.org? Usually, I write in third person, but not today. Four years ago today, an event forever altered my life, including all of the environments, activities and personal and business relationships within it. The event was an unprovoked assault by a leashed pit bull on a public street. At the time, I was just a few blocks away… [Read full blog post]
UPDATE 02/11/11: On February 11, the Associated Press published a new article about the AP-Petside.com poll written by Sue Manning. This article did include the founder of DogsBite.org along with a spokesperson from the HSUS. It is unknown if Thomas Mair's letter played a role in its publication or if parts were revised prior to its release and after receiving his letter. The latest piece still utilizes Maul Talk, but is far more balanced than the first.
Journalistic Integr… [Read full blog post]