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Thank You Letter :: DogsBite.org

by colleen lynn.

Dear DogsBite.org,
I just wanted to take the time to thank you for sharing all this detailed information!
It is not often that you find a website that actually provides truthful information on pit bulls. I have worked in the veterinary and pet industry for over 25 years and have always been an advocate of honesty about the realities of this breed. While in the industries, people who do not share the belief that pit bulls are a “sweet and perfect family dog” are berated and told that you are not a pet lover.
Thank you for sharing this information and doing it in a way that is easy for people to understand! – Cliff, California

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Thank You Letter :: Colleen Lynn

by colleen lynn.

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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Thank You Letter: DogsBite.org

by colleen lynn.

Dear DogsBite.org,
Thank you for your website, for the truth it bares, for the courage it took to put it there. Even as tough as I am, I can’t stand up to the hurricane of insanity around these dogs. Thank you for your time, your research and candid honesty. You’re an inspiration. Reading your site gave me the courage to write this all down, the first time I have ever done so. As a dog trainer I have to take tremendous criticism when I refuse to handle these dogs now. Their owners are the cruelest nastiest people I have ever encountered. Especially when someone tells them their dogs are not angels and they should expect nothing but what they are getting after they come begging a trainer for help so their dog can play at dog parks or stop trying to kill cats or children. I understand how irrationally hateful the lovers of these dogs can be, and how hard, as a victim of the breed, life is after you have been attacked by one. I raise my lighter to your story, to your website. | Read full letter » – Retired Professional Dog Trainer of 25+ Years

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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

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Letter to the Editor :: Credentials

by colleen lynn.

In a recent letter to the editor of The Vancouver Sun, the founder of DogsBite.org, Colleen Lynn, shines a light of truth upon falsifications written in an “opinion” piece published by the same newspaper. Below is the submission, the published letter was edited.

Re: Opinion: Punish aggressive behaviour of individual dogs, not the breed

DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims’ group, addresses falsifications written by Rebeka Breder and Rebecca Ledger published on Sept. 17. Their opinion piece responds to an article by Stephen Hume, “Hume: Certain dog breeds and owners combine for violence.”
The co-authors falsely state, “Hume bases his facts and statistics on data that is neither peer reviewed nor published in scientific publications, and is therefore unreliable.” The co-authors then cite DogsBite.org as one source of Hume’s data.
Both authors ignored the peer-reviewed scientific study that Hume wrote about in his article — Mortality, Mauling, and Maiming by Vicious Dogs, by John K. Bini, MD, et al., published in the Annals of Surgery in April 2011.
Pit bull injury data from DogsBite.org is cited in several areas of this study. Thus the statement by Breder and Ledger is doubly fictitious. Hume indisputably relied upon peer-reviewed data and DogsBite.org data has been published in a peer-reviewed scientific publication.
The pair next state: “This American-based group is run by an attack victim whose only agenda is to exterminate what it considers to be ‘dangerous breeds.'”
DogsBite.org is a tax-exempt public charity organization with a board of directors, advisors and volunteers with the following mission: “A national dog bite victims’ group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks.” Since our inception in 2007, DogsBite.org has corresponded with hundreds of dog bite victims. Such correspondences cannot be published for privacy reasons.
Hume got it right, which is what triggered the erroneous response by Breder and Ledger.

Colleen Lynn
President & Founder
DogsBite.org

Thank You Letter :: Colleen Lynn

by colleen lynn.

Pit bull advocacy fails to realize that the people who speak out for regulation of dangerous dogs, the people they characterize as “haters” are just ordinary folks who probably had no thoughts on pit bulls one way or another. Until, and this is the key point, they became victims of the violence. We pretty much all say the same thing after our attack “nobody should have to go through this, somebody should do something.” It comes to us that we are the “somebody” and we demand regulation. Ms. Biniaz is a high profile somebody, and she is courageous to use her status to focus attention on the maulings. Emma’s parents are somebody, the Soleskys are somebody. Every parent, and every pet or livestock owner who contacts legislators to demand action, they are somebody, every one of them. Colleen Lynn is a powerful somebody, she shines a light on the need to regulate a known danger. Thank you Colleen and thank you Miss Canada! – april 29

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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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