Checklist for a Dangerous Dog

August 12, 2011 by  
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Are you a politician or resident in an area where a dog-related injury or fatality has recently occurred? Right now it may feel like dogs are posing a large threat to your community, but what you’re experiencing is actually quite rare.


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Creating Safe Communities Pit Bulls by the Numbers: A look at the facts surrounding faulty pit bull ‘statistics’. When Dogs Bite: Author and researcher Karen Delise shares her thoughts on dog bites and the media. Checklist for a Dangerous Dog: A reference checklist for the ingredients that, when mixed together, have the potential to create […]

Taking Action: Every Day in Every Way

June 13, 2012 by  
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I like to think of it as “advocacy for the every day man (or woman)” – basically meaning that you don’t have to be associated with some big animal organization, you don’t have to be wealthy or influential, you don’t even have to own a pit bull (heck you don’t even have to own a dog for that matter). All you need is to care.

Pit Bulls by the Numbers

May 3, 2012 by  
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What do you do when you read a news story that claims pit bulls make up only 5 percent of the dog population but account for a third or even half of the dog bite related fatalities? Where did these numbers come from, and are they accurate? Here, we examine the truth behind these commonly quoted studies and what the other side is leaving out.

My All American

We can continue to guess at what’s in the mix, but the point is that they are mixed breeds and could just as easily have been labeled something other than a pit bull.

Ending BDL in Miami-Dade

December 28, 2011 by  
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A bill has been proposed that could end Miami-Dade County’s longtime ban on pit bull dogs, or dogs that animal control says are pit bulls.
It’s a simple fix to a Florida law: Section 767.14 prohibits breed discrimination in Florida except where there was a breed-discriminatory ordinance in place prior to Oct. 1, 1990. Of course, the only place that applies to is Miami-Dade, which has banned pit bulls since 1989.

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