Maryland dog bite victim advocacy ::
DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims' group, submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the young mauling victim in Tracey v. Solesky, which helped move the Court of Appeals to modify Maryland common law and attach strict liability when a pit bull terrier attacks a person. This web page was designed in 2012 to help citizens and groups take action to support the high court's ruling.
How to stay informed
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Stay informed about the current and upcoming legislative attempts to undo the integrity of the high court's ruling.
The 911 call
Watch the 911 call at the center of the high court decision, Tracey v. Solesky.
On April 28, 2007 a pit bull inflicted a life-threatening attack on a young boy in a residential ally. Dominic Solesky of Towson, Maryland, was 10-years old. Learn more.
What you can do
Contact key legislators
Contact legislators and voice support for the Court's decision, otherwise victims may lose the Court's remedy, which holds pit bull owners and landlords financially responsible for the injuries these dogs cause.
Download key support and educational materials and attach them to emails directed at Maryland legislators.
Maryland news & statistics
View dog bite statistics and related news from the State of Maryland.
- Montgomery County - 40 percent of all dog bites recorded in 2011 were absent of dog breed information
- Anne Arundel County - Animal Control: Pit bulls bit more people in 2011 than any other breed
- Anne Arundel County - Pit Bull Incidents Outnumber Other Dog Attacks 2 to 1 in 2010
- Prince George's County - Pit Bull Bites Drop Significantly After Ban
National news & statistics
View national dog bite statistics and related news across the U.S.
- Pit Bulls Lead 'Bite' Counts Across U.S. Cities and Counties
- Quick Statistics on U.S. Dog Bites
- 2015 Dog Bite Fatality Statistics
- 2014 Dog Bite Fatality Statistics
- 2013 Dog Bite Fatality Statistics
- 2012 Dog Bite Fatality Statistics
- 2011 Dog Bite Fatality Statistics
- 2010 Dog Bite Fatality Statistics
- View more statistics
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