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

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]

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

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 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 - DogsBite.org

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]

Frankie Flora's Uncle Speaks to Eyewitness News About his Recovery

Frankie Flora was attacked by a pit bull adopted out by "Out of the Pits" rescue. Bake Sale: May 17 UPDATE 05/15/09: The bake sale to help raise funds for Frankie's future surgeries is swiftly approaching. The bake sale, organized by Dora Celestino of Poughkeepsie, will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17 at the Stop & Shop on Route 9 (view map) in the Town of Poughkeepsie. If you have helped organize a separate benefit for Frankie, or know about one, please leave this information i… [Read full blog post]

Wappingers Boy Suffers Life Altering Injures in Pit Bull Attack

Frankie Flora was attacked by a pit bull adopted out by "Out of the Pits" rescue. Aunt Adopted Dog Wappingers Falls, NY - It was reported by the Poughkeepsie Journal that a 5-year old boy was severely mauled by his aunt's pit bull on April 16. The boy was airlifted to Westchester Medical Center and received "upwards of 1,000 stitches," for 80 to 100 lacerations on his face and scalp, according to police. Sgt. Michael Collier of the New York State Police at Wappingers, said a woman,… [Read full blog post]