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Safety & survival books
My Dog Doesn't Bite
Dr. Jack Tillerson has practiced veterinary medicine for over twenty years and has witnessed the horrors associated with canine attacks. The majority of victims are children -- left maimed, disfigured and even killed. In addition to learning about dog breeds most likely to inflict devastating injury, readers will learn the myths and excuses used by owners of dangerous breeds in an effort to deflect criticism.
Dangerous By Default: Extreme Breeds
On April 28, 2007, Anthony Solesky's son and two other boys were attacked by a loose pit bull. Anthony's son suffered life-altering injuries in the incident. "Dangerous by Default" is a first hand account by Anthony about the attack and its aftermath. In a raw, powerful voice, Anthony leads readers through his son's painful ordeal and the community upheaval and healing that followed.
On Behalf of Innocents
Following a deadly attack by two pit bulls on November 5, 1992 while walking in a public park, Caress Garten tells her story of survival. Each step guided her toward the mission to change the law and hold irresponsible owners accountable for vicious dogs. In 1993, and on behalf of Garten's efforts, the State of Indiana passed Indiana Code § 15-20-1-4, which criminally penalizes owners of vicious dogs.
The 100 Silliest Things People Say About Dogs
In this ground-breaking and sometimes controversial book, Alexandra Semyonova explodes the 100 most common myths about dogs, their nature, their behavior and how to treat them. Some of the myths addressed include: Dogs are a kind of tame wolf; Dogs are predators and pack animals; You have to be your dog’s leader, or else the dog will dominate you; and Pit bulls are "just like any other dog."
Diggity the Dog
Diggity the Dog is a puppet show book created by artist Lisa Lelue. This interactive book is a dog bite safety tool that offers 17 vital safety tips for parents and children. Lisa designed this book after her 9-year old son Benjamin was attacked by a "friendly neighborhood" pit bull-mix. She also created a website, Get Smart with Diggity the Dog, that shows a slide show demonstration of the book and a video.
Molly the Pony: A True Story
Molly the Pony is a children's book about people, ponies and hope. It is a story about a speckled pony that was abandoned after Hurricane Katrina. After finally finding shelter, Molly was attacked by a pit bull and lost part of her front leg. Molly, however, was not ready to give up. She was fitted with a prosthetic limb and relearned how to walk. Molly's story continues to inspire hope in thousands of others.
- How to Pass a Local Pit Bull Ordinance -- Where Does One Start?
- How to Evict a Pit Bull from an Apartment Complex in 2 Days
- What Happens When A Victim Does Not Report a Dog Bite?
- Founder Colleen Lynn Reflects Upon Four Year Anniversary of Her Attack
- I'm Tired of 'Pit Bulls Before People,' A Response to Carrie Pollare
- Texas Doctors Produce Study: Mortality, Mauling and Maiming by Vicious Dogs
- Parent of Mauling Victim Responds to North Carolina Pit Bull Fatality
- State Law Only Allows for Meager Charges After Near Fatal Mauling
- Maul Talk Manual: A Guide to Understanding the Language of Pit Bull Owners...
- Pit Bulls, by Gary Wilkes: A 21st Century Depiction of the American Pit Bull Terrier
- 2009 Pit Bull Attack Victims and Their Stories - DogsBite.org
- Collection of Pit Bull Scalp Attack Victims - DogsBite.org
- Letter: Attack Victim's Husband Says Pit Bull Regulation Sorely Needed
- Nick Foley Approaches High School; Mother Denounces 'Rehabilitating'...
- 61-Year Old Texan, Pat Sorensen, Loses Half Her Face in Pit Bull Attack
- Pit Bull Attack Victim Files Lawsuit; Appears on Discovery Channel
- Letter: Indiana Attack Victim Responds to Recent Pit Bull Attacks
- Comment: Pit Bull Owners Consistently Blame Victims
- Suing Animal Control Agencies or Municipalities After a Serious Dog Attack