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View a list of archive news reports that cite statistical data and quotations from DogsBite.org from 2010 to 2008, including the San Francisco Chronicle, People, the Star Tribune and more. According to dogsbite.org, a public education website that releases research on dog attacks, six out of 10 human deaths by dog attacks in the U.S. recorded this year were by pit bulls.

December 7, 2009
Elderly Dog Attack Victim Succumbs to Injuries
Tina Alvey | The Registered-Herald | "We do anticipate filing additional charges, but none have been filed yet." The four dogs confirmed authorities to have been involved in the attack were euthanized last Tuesday. A fifth dog awaits disposition. Bowden's obituary, printed in Monday's edition of The Register-Herald, referred friends to the Web site dogsbite.org...

December 2, 2009
Opinion: Responsibility
The Registered-Herald | From 2006 to 2008, pit bull-type dogs killed 52 Americans and accounted for 59 percent of all fatal attacks. Closer to home, 70-year-old Lowell Bowden of Monroe County was critically injured last Friday when he was attacked a pack of at least four dogs about a quarter mile from his home near Lindside. Monroe Sheriff Michael...

October 11, 2009
Pit Bull Threat Escalates in Western Pennsylvania
Robin Acton | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | "You don't hear of things like that with a golden retriever," Ferree said. "It seems to me that this breed has just blown a wire somewhere." Indeed, animal control groups say pit bulls appear to be responsible for most bite attacks. DogsBite.org, a national group of dog bite victims, said Pennsylvania is fourth...

October 7, 2009
Mashpee is Being Bullied into Opposing Pit Bull Ban
Jessica Kramer | Cape Cod Times | I invite you to examine www.dogsbite.org to see how effective pit bull regulations have been across the country, and how public safety has been protected and cruelty prevented. Massachusetts has some pit bull breeders and dog fighters who want no regulation for financial reasons, but people and pets are getting terribly hurt by pit bulls...

September 29, 2009
Jeannette Officer Kills Charging Pit Bull that Cornered Letter Carrier
Mary Pickels | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | In 2008, Pennsylvania came in fifth in the nation for the number of pit bulls shot -- police officers or citizens -- to ward off attacks. Pennsylvania had 20 out of 373 such shootings, according to DogsBite. "The primary argument out there today is pit bull owners who say ... 'I raised my dog well, it won't attack.' Our side is...

September 20, 2009
Pit Bulls No. 1 in Bites
Steven Mayer | Bakersfield.com | Since 2007, pit bulls have bitten 389 victims in Kern. Mixed-breed dogs hold a distant second place with 254 bites, and German shepherds are third with 140 bites reported. According to DogsBite.org, pit bull type dogs killed 52 Americans and accounted for 59% of all fatal attacks fron 2006 through 2008...

June 12, 2009
Pit Bulls Recently Attacks Jonestown Woman; Authorities Put Dogs Down
Andy Ross | Clarksdale Press Register | A report published this April Dogsbite.org, a national dog bite victims group, does shed some insight into the issue, however. The study recorded a total of 88 fatal dog attacks in the U.S. during a three year period between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2008. Of those attacks, pit bulls were responsible for 52...

June 3, 2009
DogsBite.org Releases Report: U.S. Police and Citizen Shootings of Pit Bulls 2008
DogsBite.org News Release | DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks, releases its 2008 report on pit bulls shot for public safety reasons. The 20-page report documents 373 incidences in which U.S. law enforcement officers and citizens were forced to shoot a dangerous pit bull to prevent an attack...

May 27, 2009
The Mailbag: Pit Bull Nation Pushes Felger To A New Level
Michael Felger | WEEI Sportsradio Network | I almost enjoy their abuse. But the nutty dog crowd? Yikes. Those people represent another level, and this week I got to experience it. As you might imagine, they were all fired up over my column on Tuesday, which led off with the inspired line, "Pit bull owners typically fall into two categories: Creeps. Or imbeciles...

April 22, 2009
DogsBite.org Releases 3-Year Fatality Study: U.S. Dog Bite Fatalities January 2006 to December 2008
DogsBite.org News Release | DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks, releases its first multi-year report on U.S. dog bite fatalities. The report covers a 3-year period -- from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2008 -- and analyzes data gathered from 88 dog bite incidences that caused death...

March 30, 2009
Kids, Watch Out: Dog Bite Season Ahead!
Odile Fredericks | WRAL.com | Many countries currently have enacted Breed-specific laws that make it illegal to import, sell or breed certain types of dogs, such as pit bulls, according to Dogsbite.org, a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks creating laws. According to information on the group's Web site, pit bulls...

January 30, 2009
Pit Bull Terror Demands Vigilance Across Nation
Karen Land | KC Tribune | For some, a pit bull ban seems to be the best option. In 1989, the City of Denver passed a pit bull ban which still exists today. According to www.dogsbite.org, “Over 250 U.S. cities have enacted Breed-specific laws (BSL), nearly all focus on pit bull type dogs.” Parts of Canada, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, and Australia are just...

January 12, 2009
Cuyahoga County Begins Yearlong Buyout Plan to Cut Workers
Michael K. McIntyre | Cleveland Plain Dealer | Lakewood City Councilman Brian Powers, who proposed the law Lakewood passed last year that bans new pit bull dogs and forces those who already own pit bulls to register them, was honored recently the dog bite victim's advocacy group Dogsbite.org. The group, on its Web site, called Powers, who was...

January 11, 2009
Cities Want to Regulate Dog Breeds, but Need State Support
Elizabeth Langton | Dallas Morning News | Cedar Hill, Frisco, Mesquite and others have also expressed interest, but so far no legislator has stepped forward to champion a change during the Legislature's 2009 session, which begins Tuesday. Just before leaving office, former Rep. Tony Goolsby, R-Dallas, asked Attorney General Greg Abbott in November...

December 17, 2008
Lucas County Dog Warden Receives Recognition
Alex Parker and JC Reindl | Toledo Blade | Tom Skeldon's critics have been growling for months that he lose his job. Now, an advocacy group for dog bite victims says the Lucas County dog warden is the best this year in America. The group, DogsBite.org, has named Mr. Skeldon its "Dog Warden of the Year." "Tom Skeldon has vigorously worked to...

December 16, 2008
Tom Skeldon: Dog Warden of the Year 2008
DogsBite.org News Release | Tom Skeldon has vigorously worked to prevent horrendous pit bull maulings resulting in serious injuries or death of human beings, their domesticated pets and livestock. As the prevention of these horrific attacks have a clearly higher social priority over other animal issues best addressed nonprofit animal welfare organizations, his...

October 22, 2008
On Pit Bull Awareness Day, Dog Bite Victims Group Releases Video of Attack Victims
DogsBite.org News Release | DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks, will release a video tribute to attack victims on October 25, a day that pit bull advocacy groups have coined, "Pit Bull Awareness Day." The video will appear on the DogsBite Blog page Saturday morning at the following location...

September 9, 2008
Debate Heats Up After SeaTac Pit Bull Attack
Erin Covey | Kiro Radio News | Pit bull attacks are not new in the community and several local groups are currently proposing changes to the city council's current policies regarding regulation of pets and owner responsibilities. Colleen Lynne, of Dogsbite.org, is one of the local people working to ensure that city policies protect individuals from dangerous...

September 8, 2008
Pit Bull Owners Gear Up to Fight Breed Ban
Levi Pulkkinen | Seattle P-I | Lynne said Burgess initially supported the idea, but decided in July not to pursue it because the council was divided on the issue and apprehensive about the controversy that would ensue. "I got word that he'd talked to several council members," said Lynne, founder of Dogsbite.org. "He said, 'We just didn't get any bites. It's just not the right time.'"

July 30th, 2008
Dogs and Kids: A Fatal Mix?
MomLogic.com | This weekend, we heard about the 10-year-old boy from Michigan who was forced to get his arm amputated after being severely mauled his family's pet pit bull. Then two days later, an 8-week-old bafrom Oklahoma was mauled and killed a black lab puppy when he was left unattended in his baswing. The CDC estimates that almost 5 million...

July 23, 2008
Penalties for Fatal Dog Bites Can Be Severe
Monica Hernandez | WLBT | The Mississippi Animal Rescue League says they're becoming increasingly popular. But Tuesday's fatal pit bull attack is another reminder of how vicious pit bulls can be. You may remember when a pit bull tried to kill a Lawrence County woman in November. The year before, a teenager was mauled in Simpson County...

July 12th, 2008
Texas Leads Nation in Dog Attacks
Abilene Reporter News | In 2007, Texas led the nation with seven dog bite fatalities. Pit bull-type dogs caused six of those deaths, according to DogsBite.org. Over the past 43 years (1965 - 2007) there have been 58 fatal dog attacks in Texas, or an average of one to two fatal attacks per year, according to the Web site. Texas is the second most...

June 24, 2008
Laws a Hero to US Anti-Pitbull Group
Simon Wood | Wanganui Chronicle | DogsBite.org, a public education website about dangerous dogs, praised Mr Laws' unwillingness to be cowed by floods of emails questioning his position. Founder and President Colleen Lynn told Mr Laws she knew how rotten the pro-pitbull lobby could be. "You are a hero to many people in the United States for standing up to the pitbull lobby," she wrote...

June 23th, 2008
DogsBite.org Announces Report: Dog Attacks on Livestock and Horses January - May 2008
DogsBite.org News Release | DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks, has released its first report on dog bite trends. The report details the occurrence of dog attacks on livestock and horses in the United States from January 1st through May 20th of 2008. The report shows the results of dog attacks...


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