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Thank You Comment :: Colleen Lynn

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I am a great admirer of Colleen Lynn, her intelligence, her integrity and her strength. I’m awed and deeply touched by the openness and poignancy with which Colleen dares describes what the attack did to her, including the secondary trauma. This is real courage … Colleen, you make this world a better place in so many ways … all of us are blessed that you exist and that we may know you. – Alexandra

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Thank You Comment :: Colleen Lynn

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Congratulations for taking an active part in informing the uninformed of both the dangers of these dogs and the profound effect on victims of attacks … Colleen Lynn you are doing a great job, as this is and will continue to be a growing concern. One look at the photos of victims, particularly children, should be enough to convince anyone. – Bruce D.

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Thanks again for publishing this essay Colleen Lynn, and for shedding light on all victims of these attacks … I wanted to commend the people involved with your site for providing the public with undeniable evidence of the organizations and supposed “credible” sources who disguise themselves as canine behavioral experts in order to manipulate and distort facts designed to deceive the public, as well as to thank you for exploiting the overwhelming fallacies presented by pit bull advocacy groups. – Anonymous

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Keep up the great work Colleen Lynn. As a scientist I’m constantly amazed by the wanton disregard for basic statistics that advocates of this breed buy into. Yes, statistics can be skewed if someone cared to one way or the other, but the numbers year-over-year of fatal dog attacks are undeniable. There is just no way to P-test your way out of that one. I’m also amazed at the utter sociopathic nature of pit advocacy as a whole, just such an appallingly self-centered attitude in their groupthink. Thank you for putting together such a large volume of statistical, cited, evidence. Your and Merritt’s research shines a light on the glaring lack of concern of the CDC as well as the medical profession in general. – Molly Thewad

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Thank You Letter :: Colleen Lynn

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Dear Colleen Lynn,
Your wisdom and care for people in the midst of aggressive dog issues is so needed in our nation. Thank you for your voice and strong advocacy. Please don’t give up. There are so many people that are quiet and read your blog to keep their heads up. Our family appreciates you and will never forget your help. You spent time to digest our story and give our fears a reality to stand upon. Thank you, thank you! – Erin, Washington

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Dear Colleen Lynn,
The impact and credibility of Dogsbite.org was brought home to me when researching material for a professional presentation on morbidity and mortality from dog attacks. I had set out to compare Virginia statistics to those nationwide. My queries to the Centers for Disease Control resulted in a reference to Dogsbite.org as THE source for reliable data. This particularly applies to breeds most likely to inflict fatal maulings. When doing research, I don’t just look at the headlines; I look at everything. Your site is invaluable because it is sourced and annotated and verifiable with respect to its data. Human fatalities from dog attacks have risen dramatically, and that is not just media hype. As a dog lover myself, relentless “pit bull advocacy” has convinced me that some of us have entered into a disordered relationship with the gift we have been given in domestic dogs.
Thank you for what you do and for your huge contribution to a public health issue. -Bonny, Virginia

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Thank You Letter :: Colleen Lynn

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Dear Colleen Lynn,
I am writing to you because I want you to know that you bring a great service to humanity. It is because of you and DogsBite.org that I was able to heal through a very traumatic event where my two dogs were attacked simultaneously by two pit bulls on a mountain trail. If it weren’t for DogsBite.org, I would have had a much more difficult and alienated road since my attack. My mental health definitely suffered for a period of time after the attack. Over time, I was able to heal my heart and I attribute that healing in a large way to you.
I wanted to take the time and thank you deeply. You helped me in a way that many family or friends could not. You helped save me from many dark places by shining light into my circumstances. I had never witnessed such wanton mindless violence before in my life. It changes a person. Your website helped to keep me in the light. I want you to know that. From the bottom of my heart I’m grateful to you and the endeavor you have taken on. Please know that it is having a deeply positive effect in not only showing the truth, but in helping people like me to heal. Please stay strong and know that many people out there keep you in their prayers so that what you have created will continue to go forth and help people. Blessing to you. Thank you. – Victor, California.

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Dear Colleen Lynn,
I just ran across your site and wanted to let you know how happy I am that someone is compiling this information. About 20 years ago, a pair of loose pit bulls killed our beloved Scottish terrier by literally pulling him apart, and then they attacked my husband when he tried to defend our dog. We asked our City Council to ban pit bulls, but the usual pit bull supporters were able to sway their vote. My city still has no protection from pit bulls. Thank you for your efforts. – Carol, California

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Thank You Letter: Colleen Lynn

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Dear Colleen Lynn,
Thank you for providing this informative site. It’s comforting to be able to visit with people who feel the same way I do. I am an Animal Control Officer and have been “in the trenches” for over 2 decades. Recently, I dared to express my unfavorable opinion about pit bulls on Facebook by sharing some of your stories. My goal was to encourage awareness and caution, nothing more. However, I immediately came under attack. I was called a hater, a hate-monger and a liar.
I have saved many, many pit bulls from life on the end of a tow chain where their only purpose was to be bred or fought, but they have always been a problem in our area, and lately, things seem to be escalating… [Read full letter] – AC officer, Southern State

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Dear Colleen Lynn,
I have always respected the work you do. I am a volunteer for dog rescue. The hardest thing I have to do is deal with a dog that bites, and I sometimes have to put them down. I do realize all dogs bite, it’s just how hard they can bite, and it’s not possible to put them in a situation where it will never happen. Your work is respected by people who own and love dogs! – Smith, Colorado

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Dear Colleen Lynn,
Thank you for being the voice for so many! I recently found your page while searching for dog bite statistics. Fortunately, I’ve not been a victim of these vicious maulers. I’ve always been leery of them, however. I’m so grateful to have so much information at the tips of my fingers! This is a public safety issue, and I’m thankful for the voices raising the alarm, and the daunting task of trying to educate people and raise awareness. Thank you so much for all that you do! – Rebecca, Oklahoma

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Dear Colleen Lynn,
How can I ever thank you for helping me to speak with validation about the horrific danger and trauma of pit bulls. On April 8, 2015 two neighborhood pit bulls jumped our fence and mauled our beloved cat “Mew” to death. Your website gave me a voice, and I am working hard helping our city people to understand the reality of what we are dealing with in the small community of 7,000 people in Iowa. Our daughter loved her cat so much. We all loved her. Living in the aftermath of a pit bull is hell. What Mew went through is unspeakable. Then to see the hundreds of children and adults who have gone through the same horror is gut wrenching … I am sending a copy of an editorial I wrote and was printed in our hometown newspaper, The Press, Charles City Iowa. Thank you for giving me a voice and the facts and stories needed to help me make change. God Bless you, and thank you, thank you, thank you!! Your work is in my prayers. – Debra, Iowa

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Dear Colleen Lynn,
I just read the “Not Normal Dog Owners” section on this website, and it is absolutely straight on. I completely agree about these owners being psychologically different in their relationships with their dangerous dog breed than other dog owners too … Recently a pit bull in my area — adopted by the victim’s family from an unnamed rescue 7 months earlier — attacked and killed an 87-year old man as he lay on the floor taking down his Christmas tree. He was still being attacked when police arrived after receiving a 911 call from someone else in the home. I was once again horrified by the flood of people immediately advocating for the dog, while blaming the victim. I saw everything from, “the man was old and possibly mean” to “who knows how the poor dog had been treated before” to, “there must be more to this story, pit bulls don’t attack for no reason.” There was also an outpouring of photos of infants and children with their pit bull dogs, to “prove” that their dogs are gentle as lambs. I have to say, it’s horrible to think about what that poor man went through for possibly 20 minutes or more, and I seemed to be one of very few to even think about this… [Read full letter]

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Dear Colleen Lynn,
My friend recommended your site after my attack. It meant so much to me that someone was doing something to enlighten the public about this menace. Now I am approaching the one year anniversary of my own attack. Though my injuries have healed, the inner scars remain deep. I still walk, but I don’t get the same enjoyment out of it. I carry a golf club and tell everyone I see walking, pushing a stroller, or walking a small dog to take heed. I have been successful in getting two of these dogs removed from rental properties once I notify the landlords of their liabilities.
I am so proud of you for standing up bravely against the pro-pit bull people. I will continue to follow your site and support you 100%. I am so grateful for all that you do. You give comfort and compassion to many Colleen. Good for you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. – Katherine, Ohio

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