Who we help ::
There are many families who we help that struggle with the different layers of the dangerous breed problem, whether they are the victim of a severe dog attack, are working to pass local or state legislation or struggle with a family member who owns one of these dogs. We provide high quality research about the multi-layered dangerous breed problem. Our statistical data collection assists medical researchers, city officials, lawmakers and others, who shape public health policies.
Your gift allows us to continue our core activities:
- Conduct and publish high quality research about U.S. fatal dog maulings, including our annual reports and combined year reports that identify underreported high-risk fatal injury scenarios, primarily involving young children and the elderly.
- Educate the public, parents, law enforcement, journalists, attorneys and policymakers on the results of our research through reports, white papers, written and oral testimony, original videos, extended blog posts and news releases.
- Make our extensive research and statistical data freely available to the public, researchers, law enforcement, journalists and policymakers by maintaining a comprehensive website of over 2,200 pages and hundreds of PDF files.
- Track and analyze breed-specific laws by state and federal agencies, including U.S. military divisions and housing authorities; examine the success of breed-specific laws and provide access to the constitutional rulings that uphold them.
- Advocate on behalf of dog bite and dog mauling victims to advance preventative policies through amicus brief filings and by providing testimony and research analysis results at city, county and state-level legislative hearings.
- Advocate on behalf of severe and fatal dog mauling victims by writing extensive public information requests to help them obtain information after an attack, as well as intervening when there are dog bite victim protocol violations.
- Connect victims to private and public support groups where they can share their stories and endure the aftermath of their traumatic experience with others who have experienced s similar attack or have lost a pet in a violent dog attack.
- Advise parents who reach out to us after knowingly or unknowingly adopting a pit bull from a rescue or shelter and bringing it into their home. Advise all parties who are afraid to say "No" when a visiting relative brings a pit bull into their home.
- Provide a platform of high visibility to ensure that victims' voices are heard -- over a hundred reports from local, regional and national newspapers have cited DogsBite.org statistical data -- and to provide a venue for sharing and support.
- Special investigative projects, including deep coverage of severe and fatal dog maulings to share with the public how victims lives are adversely affected physically, emotionally and financially and how the existing system often fails them.
- Monitor and correct pit bull lobbyists and advocacy misinformation and false myths; acting as the primary whistleblower combating well-funded animal "expert" groups that manipulate the truth about dangerous dog breeds, primarily pit bulls.
- Provide legislative and litigation support to municipalities and elected officials by ensuring that the leading scientific evidence and winning legal research can be easily obtained when adopting a breed-specific ordinance or maintaining one.
- Provide legislative and litigation support to families of dog attack victims by connecting them to the leading scientific evidence and winning legal research; and help them navigate through the difficult landscape after a serious dog mauling.
- Assist newly formed nonprofits and foundations that operate under a similar mission as our own by offering consultation and guidance and by sharing state-of-the art knowledge and best practices we've documented in other jurisdictions.
Learn more about our mission, our passion and why we do what we do.