Posts Tagged “dog bite victims”

Thank You Letter :: Colleen Lynn

by colleen lynn.

Dear Colleen Lynn,
Thank you so much for your letter and recommendations. Your website has been of great help and comfort to us at this time and please know that you will always have a supporter in your court from our side of the argument. If we might be of any help in the future, please do not hesitate to let us know. – Rusty, California

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Thank You Letter :: Colleen Lynn

by colleen lynn.

Dear Colleen Lynn,
Thank you for this site. I hope more people will read it and make wiser decisions about what kind of animals they choose to make a part of their families. Knowing what I know about how unreasonable people get when it comes to their pets, I can TOTALLY believe that you get hate mail. Don’t let it get you down! You’re doing the community a service. I love most dogs, but ever since one bit my face I am uncomfortable around them, especially when they jump up on me or get near my face. Dogs, which were once a source of joy for me, now scare me a little. People laugh at me when I get nervous around them, which makes me feel stupid and weak, like I’m the one with the problem. Your site makes me feel like I’m not alone.
Thanks again for publishing the truth about what certain dogs are capable of. Don’t let the haters get you down! – Jamie, Texas

More thank you letters to DogsBite.org and founder Colleen Lynn.

Thank You Letter :: DogsBite.org

by colleen lynn.

Dear DogsBite.org,
Just wanted to let you know that your website has been so much help for my family. My 13-year old son was attacked on August 5th by a pit bull while doing mission work in our town. His wound on his leg required surgeries and a hospital stay. He is now in physical therapy and speaks with a therapist every week. Your website has helped us so much with the facts about dog bites, especially pit bulls. We usually sponsor a family for Christmas, but have decided this year to donate to medical funds for children who have been attacked by dogs. We were able to find these medical funds on your website, so thank you! – Robbie, South Carolina

More thank you letters to DogsBite.org and founder Colleen Lynn.

Thank You Letter :: DogsBite.org

by colleen lynn.

A gigantic thank you to Colleen Lynn and all who work on www.dogsbite.org! Without you, all of us victims of pit bulls and other dangerous dog attacks would have nothing to fall back on. We wouldn’t know where to turn.
After the pit bull attacked my dog, I searched online for information to make sense of the attack. Your website gave me everything I needed: documented facts and statistics, other attack victims’ stories, resources for dog bite victims, and a community of people who understand the trauma of such an attack.
Since then, I’ve been able to educate others by sending them to your website. I can’t say thank you enough times for your valuable ongoing work. – Sally, Washington

More thank you letters to DogsBite.org and founder Colleen Lynn.

Letter to the Editor :: Credentials

by colleen lynn.

The founder of DogsBite.org, Colleen Lynn, responds to distortions made by another animal advocacy group. Her response exemplifies why city officials should not entrust the health and safety of their citizens to such groups.

Re: Letter to the editor, Breed-specific language ‘inherently flawed and does not work,’ Burnaby NOW, Sept. 10, 2013.

Dear Editor:

DogsBite.org advocates on behalf of victims of serious dog attacks. The United States-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization also tracks U.S. dog bite fatalities, dog bite injury studies, jurisdictions with breed-specific laws and appellate court rulings that uphold these laws.

Statistical data from DogsBite.org is cited in the peer-reviewed scientific medical study, Mortality, Mauling, and Maiming by Vicious Dogs, published in the Annals of Surgery in April 2011. The study’s conclusion:

“Attacks by pit bulls are associated with higher morbidity rates, higher hospital charges, and a higher risk of death than are attacks by other breeds of dogs. Strict regulation of pit bulls may substantially reduce the US mortality rates related to dog bites.”

Read: Full Letter to the Editor