Coalition of Victims' Groups Announce National Pit Bull Victim Awareness Day, Launch Advocacy Website

National Pit Bull Victim Awareness Day - October 24, 2015 National Pit Bull Victim Awareness Day (NPBVAD) - October 24, 2015 Advocacy Website Launches North America - Over 50 pit bull attack support groups in the United States and Canada have joined in a coalition to launch a new website -- NationalPitBullVictimAwarenessDay.com -- that coincides with the unofficial National Pit Bull Awareness Day, also occurring on the same day. The first national pit bull day event, star… [Read full blog post]

Nonprofits Urge CDC to Resume Tracking Richer Data Set for Children and Adults Disfigured, Maimed and Killed by Dogs

"If the existing system fails to track critical data then fix the system so that it does." -DogsBite.org Joint Summary Statement DogsBite.org - Last September, after the White House unwisely responded to a We the People1 petition pertaining to breed-specific legislation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), DogsBite.org wrote to CDC Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden. Our letter warned of the serious repercussions this response would have on local gover… [Read full blog post]

Dog Bite Victim Advocates Speak At High Risk Dog Ordinance Hearing in Watertown

August 20, 2013 Hearing Watertown, WI - Back in August, dog bite victim activists geared up for the first reading of the proposed High Risk Dog ordinance. The Watertown Safety and Welfare Committee had been working on the ordinance since February and a considerable amount of public input had already been given. In mid August, the revised ordinance was introduced to city council and contained two tracks 1.) High Risk Dogs (pit bulls) and 2.) Vicious Dogs (pertaining to all dog… [Read full blog post]

Beyond the Interview: Father of Child Killed by Babysitter's Pit Bulls Speaks Out After Attack

'Believing the Myth is What Left Us Without a Son' June 10th Interview Walworth, WI - On March 6, Daxton Borchardt, 14-months old, was savagely killed by two pit bulls while under the care of his babysitter. Susan Iwiki, 30-years old, was babysitting Dax at her home on North Lakeshore Drive when her two pit bulls attacked. In his first interview about the deadly attack, Jeff Borchardt, 39-years old, spoke candidly about his son's death. He said that after hearing about a toddle… [Read full blog post]

Video: Father of Boy Killed by Pit Bulls Warns About Dangerous Myth

Jeff Borchardt - Dax is Gone DogsBite.org - On March 6th, 14-month old Daxton Borchardt was brutally mauled to death by his babysitter's two pit bulls while under her care. For the past 6 weeks, DogsBite.org has been working closely with the boy's father, Jeff Borchardt, and the babysitter, Susan Iwicki. The 6,000 word blog post to be published on Friday, July 26th tells the full story of what happened on March 6th and the devastating aftermath in the months following the young… [Read full blog post]

2013 Dog Bite Fatality: 14-Month Old Wisconsin Boy Killed by Babysitter's Pit Bulls

Daxton Borchardt was mauled to death by two pit bulls belonging to his babysitter. Police Release Details UPDATE 04/02/13: On Monday, the Walworth County Sheriff's Office released new information about the fatal pit bull mauling of Daxton Borchardt. The reports detail the savage attack upon the 14-month old boy and the dogs' owner, Susan Iwicki, who was babysitting the boy at the time of the fatal mauling. According to reports, the two pit bulls turned from "playful and nip… [Read full blog post]