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 »
Just a Few of the Tucson Walk SupportersDogsBite.org - This Saturday marks a very special day for dog bite victims' advocacy. Grassroots activists Melissa "Mellie" Baze and Matthew Pimple have organized the first ever Walk Event for dog bite victims in Tucson. DogsBite.org will be capturing as much of the event as possible via video and still photographs. This montage highlights some of the central faces of the dog bite victims' advocacy movement -- some who are attending t… [Read full blog post]
8-Year Old Frankie FloraNew York, NY - On June 14, dog bite victim Frankie Flora and others in favor of overturning the One Free Bite1 rule in the State of New York will host a news conference on the steps of the state capitol building. In 2009, Frankie was horrifically attacked by his aunt's adopted pit bull. Now, 25 surgeries later, designated the 2010 New York Ambassador for The Children's Miracle Network and with a visit to the Whitehouse under his belt, Frankie Flora hopes to… [Read full blog post]
Frankie Flora was attacked by a pit bull adopted out by "Out of the Pits" rescue.
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Wappingers Falls, NY - A bake sale held last week at a Super Stop & Shop raised about $10,800 for Frankie's future medical care. Organizer Dora Celestino said, "It was outstanding. The whole community came together." Celestino said she called Frankie's mother, Maria Flora, during the event. The crowd shouted their greetings to the mother and son. Celestino said, "She told… [Read full blog post]
Dogsbite.org - On April 16, 5-year old Frankie Flora was brutally attacked by a relative's pit bull in Wappingers, New York. Frankie suffered severe injuries to his face, scalp and neck and received over 1,000 stitches. The 1-year old pit bull had been adopted at the age of 3-months from Out of the Pits, a group dedicated to rescuing pit bulls. The violent attack launched a trust fund and an outpouring from a community wanting to help. DogsBite.org will record related posts her… [Read full blog post]