Posts Tagged “prevention”

Thank You Letter :: Colleen Lynn

by colleen lynn.

Dear Colleen Lynn,
Thank you so much for your tireless efforts on Dogsbite.org. Through your work, you have created the absolute best resource of pit bull and vicious dog information on the internet. I, myself, have not been a victim of a dog attack, but I came to understand the nature of pit bulls earlier this year when a young child in my town was brutally attacked and killed by one in a home where he should have felt safe. When I heard of the attack, I was rightly outraged and full of questions around why someone would choose a pit bull over one of the hundreds of other breeds much less likely to maim a child. I went to the Internet searching for answers and made the mistake of trying to have a civil conversation on a pit bull message board. When I asked why anyone would choose a pit bull, I was immediately attacked as hateful, uninformed, and treated as if I was evil… [Read in full]

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Beyond the Interview: Essay of a Fatal Pit Bull Mauling

by colleen lynn.

I wanted to share what my nonprofit, DogsBite.org, released today:

Read: Beyond the Interview – Essay of a Fatal Pit Bull Mauling

DogsBite.org Releases ‘Beyond the Interview’ Essay: Father of Child Killed by Babysitter’s Pit Bulls Speaks Out After Attack

Jeff Borchardt, the father of a young boy mauled to death by two pit bulls, and the owner of the dogs, Susan Iwicki, speak out to warn others about the myth, “It’s all how they’re raised,” to prevent future pit bull maulings and fatalities.

Essay of a Fatal Pit Bull MaulingAustin, TX July 26, 2013 — DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims’ group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks, releases Beyond the Interview, an 8,500 word essay detailing a fatal pit bull attack. The essay follows a June 10th interview with WISN when the father spoke to the media about his son’s death for the first time. On March 6th, 2013, Daxton Borchardt, 14-months old, was brutally killed by his babysitter’s pit bulls while under her care in Walworth, Wisconsin.

Beyond the Interview was created through direct phone calls and emails over a 6-week period with Jeff Borchardt, 39, the boy’s grieving father, and Susan Iwicki, 30, the babysitter and owner of the two pit bulls. Both are compelled to speak out after believing the widely pervasive myth, “It’s all how they’re raised.” On March 6th, states the essay, “Susan’s well-raised pit bulls acted out their genetic heritage by inflicting an unpredictable destructive attack that took a boy’s life.”

Read: News release in full

Read: Beyond the Interview – Essay of a Fatal Pit Bull Mauling

Thank You Letter :: Colleen Lynn

by colleen lynn.

Dear Colleen Lynn,
So glad I came across your website, which I think is exceptionally well done and setting a high standard in terms of prevention and victim support.
I was pleased to see the South African media clips on your website.
No one will ever understand the sheer horror of being attacked by someone’s pet unless you have been a victim yourself, or, as in my case, being the daughter of one who was savagely attacked and killed a few years ago (in the week proceeding Father’s Day).
I wish you all the best and may you receive all the funding you need and more to keep things going strong.
– Leana, South Africa

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Thank You Letter :: Colleen Lynn

by colleen lynn.

Dear Colleen Lynn,
Thank you for over four years of long hours, creativity and resourcefulness, which were all necessary to fulfill your commitment to preventing dangerous dog attacks. You have accomplished so much during this period, and the tide is beginning to turn in your favor, meaning more people are listening and paying attention to your information and how they can both protect themselves from an attack, and work in their communities to prevent attacks.
Each community is so different, with various resources, and often creative solutions to this problem. Communities with strength rise to the occasion. Communities without this strength will continue to suffer from attacks from dangerous dog attacks. We are all one in attempting to resolve these issues, and are moving forward together in a more cohesive manner, as the public understands your message.
Many blessings to you for all your heartfelt work and compassion for others.
– Susanne, Texas

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Thank You Letter :: Colleen Lynn

by colleen lynn.

Dear Colleen Lynn,
DogsBite.org has likely prevented more maulings and deaths by pit bulls than we’ll ever know, by its persistent precision and courage in offering the facts to the public. In the storm of half-truths and outright lies, DogsBite.org offers objective and true information about the pit-bull type dog and the mayhem it is committing daily on us and our neighborhoods. Not a thing on the site is invented or exaggerated, all is checked and double checked, information we can trust. The site is a place where real experts find a platform, experts who prefer scientific honesty to toeing the politically correct line and lining their pocketbooks. All this in the face of rabid attacks by the fans of this type of dog, who above all don’t want the public to know the truth and have their weapon taken from them. In a nutshell, Colleen, I’m grateful that after your attack, you decided to do your best to prevent the same from happening to the rest of us and our children — and to our normal dogs, our cats, horses, cattle in the fields. Thank you, and happy birthday to DogsBite.org! You have saved lives. – Alexandra Semyonova, Netherlands

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Prevention is Key

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Founder Colleen Lynn weighs in on the Baillieu government’s recent crackdown on dangerous dog breeds (See: related post):

“We don’t know which one is going to go off — nice pit bulls kill their owners. We do not say that every pit bull is born vicious. We do say every pit bull is born with a dangerous tool set. If they decide to go off they’re going to inflict serious damage,” Lynn says.

“It’s not a simple problem — we want to stop people getting attacked and having hundreds and thousands of dollars of medical bills that pit bull owner is never ever going to be able to afford because of the specific damage that dog breed inflicts. We’ve got to take some preventative measures.

“Who it impacts and what it takes to enforce is complex, there’s no question about that, but we’re trying to prevent humans from being maimed. There’s way too much of that going on and we know which dog breed is doing the vast majority of it.” – The Age, Good Dog, Bad Dog, Dec. 7, 2011