Trail Blazers - Meet Some of the Faces of the Dog Bite Victims' Advocacy Movement

Just a Few of the Tucson Walk Supporters - 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. 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]

Young Pit Bull Mauling Victim Set to Hold News Conference on the State Capitol Steps

8-Year Old Frankie Flora New 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 Bowl-A-Thon Benefit Set for Saturday, May 30

Frankie Flora was attacked by a pit bull adopted out by "Out of the Pits" rescue. Hoe Bowl Mardi-Bob 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]

Coverage of the Frankie Flora Pit Bull Mauling - - 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. will record related posts her… [Read full blog post]