30-Year Anniversary of Historic Pit Bull Attack Victim and The Village of Tijeras Pit Bull Ban

30-Year Anniversary Video Village of Tijeras, NM - On March 19, 1984, Angela Hands, 9-years old, was critically injured by four pit bulls belonging to a relative while walking home from school. Two younger pit bulls running loose initiated the attack. The two parent pit bulls then climbed a 6-foot high fenced enclosure and joined the destructive, sustained attack. After receiving extensive reconstructive surgeries, doctors estimated that Angela would continue to unde… [Read full blog post]

Tom Skeldon, the 'Biased' Blade and Recent Ruling Halting Enforcement of Toledo Pit Bull Laws

Please click an image to view that portion of the interview. Exclusive Interview archivedToledo, OH - In a powerful four-part videotaped interview by WTOL, former Lucas County Dog Warden and expert witness Tom Skeldon opens up for the first time about the "Yellow" Toledo Blade, whose painfully biased reporting all but forced his resignation last November; the recent municipal court ruling that halted enforcement of Toledo and Ohio state pit bull laws in the City of Toledo… [Read full blog post]

The Resignation of Lucas County Dog Warden Tom Skeldon

From left: Tom Skeldon and chart depicting dramatic drop in euthanasia. Interview with Dog Warden Toledo, OH - On Friday November 20th, the "Yellow" Blade1 reported that Lucas County Dog Warden Tom Skeldon submitted his resignation (view letter), effective January 31, after 22 years of service. According to Pete Gerken, president of the board of Lucas County commissioners, Skeldon will take advantage of accrued vacation time and make December 31 his last day in office. S… [Read full blog post]

DogsBite.org Announces Our Annual Awards for the Year 2008

Victims Advocate of the Year Wendy Blevins Mother and Community Activist Omaha, Nebraska There is hardly a person in 2008 that touched and inspired more citizens within a community, a state and perhaps across the U.S. than Wendy Blevins. On June 25th, Wendy pulled an attacking pit bull off of her 15-month old daughter, Charlotte Blevins. Part of Charlotte's scalp was ripped off in the attack. In the months following the incident, Wendy, bravely led an effort to pass a fair and… [Read full blog post]