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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Cancelled - 2nd Annual Walk For Victims of Pit Bulls and Other Dangerous Dogs - Houston, TX. - Cancelled

https://www.facebook.com/Walkforvictimsofpbodd
Canceled due to terrorist threats to sponsors, event host and to guest.
Why do these hate groups hate victims?
Title 22 of the U.S. Code, Section 2656f(d) defines terrorism as “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience.”

Find out more of what happened from the Canine Game Changer
An event for an event?



video
Local Pit bull lovers now fear dogs after 6-year-old attacked
Read more: http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/23664112/2013/10/10/local-pit-bull-lovers-now-fear-dogs-after-6-year-old-attacked?fb_comment_id=fbc_480866148678746_2736277_480883175343710#fc5a5eca4#ixzz2hOEZyGD5

Be Sure To Read Maggies Story Below

Dog Bite Victim Advocates Speak At High Risk Dog Ordinance Hearing


Jeff Borchardt warns about dangerous myth after pit bulls kill his son Dax
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Beyond the Interview: 

Father of Child Killed by Babysitter's Pit Bulls Speaks Out After Attack


Walk For Victims of Pit Bulls and Other Dangerous Dogs Video






For More Dog Bite, Victim & Event Information:
 
 http://www.dogsbite.org/
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My name is Maggie Bain and I am the host of the 2nd Annual Event for Victims of pit bulls and other dangerous dogs.
I actually came about hosting this event due to a personal incident that occurred in our family last year. I am a previous pit bull owner. My boyfriend and I moved in with each other in December of 2010 and he had a 4 year old pit bull named Bexar. He was a well- trained, well mannered, great with children, and he was our family pet. November 2012 my dog mauled my 5 year old cousin, right in front of our eyes, unprovoked and nearly killed him. He has been through 12 surgeries and is scheduled for another next month on the 19th. I will attach the detailed story of what happened, along with pictures of my little cousin’s journey. His name is Gavin. I will also attach pictures of my dog's everyday life and pictures of Gavin and my dog playing and laying on the couch together. I feel like the pictures hit home for a lot of people.
My goal in hosting this event is to show these victims and their families from all over the world, the support they deserve, along with giving them a voice to share their stories. I am also looking to spread awareness on the potential dangers of subjecting yourself and/or your children around a dangerous breed/ type of dog, EVEN IF the dog is raised well and has been around children their whole life, as Bexar was. I do feel that it is very dangerous to choose a pit bull as a family pet, especially if there are children in the home.
In regards to the recent accusations that involved me, Maggie Bain, making threats directed towards a local pit bull rescue, the Pistons and Pits Charity Car Show, and the Children’s Literacy Event, are extremely false.
As the director of The 2nd Annual Event for Victims of pit bulls and other dangerous dogs, I assure you that I personally did not make any phone calls or threats stating I was going to show up to the Children’s Literacy Event “wrapped in bandages and covered in blood” protesting that a pit bull was attending. I also did not make these threats to the Pistons and Pits Charity Car Show, or their sponsors, which was scheduled for October 19th, 2013, which is the same day as The Second Annual Event for Victims and other dangerous dogs.

Unfortunately I cannot control others actions and I cannot promise that someone else did not follow through with these threats, but I can tell you as the director of The Second Annual Event for Victims of pit bulls and other dangerous dogs, that I did/do not condone or encourage anyone to make these threats.
I would like to thank Simmons and Fletcher P.C. for sponsoring this event and also apologize to them for the recent phone calls, emails and negative publicity they have received due to false accusations of me threatening the pro pit bull events.
I would also like to apologize to Jump for Joys for the negative publicity they have received due to false accusations of me threatening the pro pit bull events.
And I would also like to thank PJ's Softball Park for allowing us to rent their park out and apologize to them for the negative publicity, phone calls and emails they have received due to false accusations of me threatening the pro pit bull events.
Thank you!
Maggie Bain- Director of the 2nd Annual Event for Victims of pit bulls and other dangerous dogs

Attached is my story and actual pictures of Gavin and my dog Bexar.

My Story:
 What happened to Gavin? Click Here

Pictures: Click Here













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24 dead by dog attack so far in 2013.
Pit bull type dogs killed twenty-two of them. Fifteen of the twenty-two dead are children. 
Stars indicate people killed by a ‘family’ pit bull – ones that had been raised and cherished as an indoor pet, ‘never showed aggression before’, and knew the victim.

Child fatalities by pit bull type dog (14):
Christian Gormanous - 4 yrs old
Isaiah Aguilar - 2 yrs old
Ryan Maxwell - 7 yrs old **
Dax Borchardt - 14 mos old **
Monica Laminack - 21 mos old **
Tyler Jett - 7 yrs old
Jordyn Arndt - 4 yrs old **
Beau Rutledge - 2 yrs old **
Ayden Evans- 5 yrs old **
Nephi Selu – 6 yrs old **
Arianna Jolee Merrbach – 5 yrs old
Daniel (surname as yet not revealed) – 2 yrs old (Gilbert, Arizona) **
Samuel Eli Zamudio – 2 yrs old**
Boy, name not yet released – 5 yrs old (Baker, Oregon)**

Adult fatalities by pit bull type (8):
Betty Todd - 65 yrs old **
Elsie Grace - 91 yrs old **
Claudia Gallardo - 38 yrs old
Pamela Devitt - 63 yrs old
Carlton Freeman - 80 yrs old
Linda Oliver – 63 yrs old
James Harding - 62 yrs old - chased into traffic by two attacking pit bulls
Juan Campos – 96 yrs old

(1 non-pit type killing) [Rachel Honabarger - 35 yrs old - mauled to death by her own GSD mix]
(1 husky-mix killing, unknown if the other half of the dog was pit bull) [Jordan Lee Reed – 5 yrs old]

Two of the pit bull type dogs were BULL mastiffs, ie 40% pit-fighting bulldog.

If 20 of 24 dead were killed by pit bull attack, that's 83% dead by pit attack, 9% dead by 'molosser', 4% by some kind of GSD mix, 4% by a husky + possibly pit mix

If you count the pit-mix mastiffs as pit bull types, that's 92% killed by attacking pit bull types. Pit types are only about 5% of the entire dog population.

The man who ran into traffic kept pit bulls himself. He knew perfectly well what the two stranger pit bulls that were chasing him would do if they caught him, so he preferred to risk a swift death by oncoming car

Friday, October 26, 2012


Meet Frankie Flora. He was 5 yrs old at the time that he was viciously attacked and mauled by a pit bull type dog.  

He can't be at the Walk For Victims despite how much he wanted to be.

He's written to all of the Walkers, and I'm sharing his letter here. This is Frankie.....








Hi my name is Frankie Flora. I am 8 years old now. I was severely mauled by a dog when I had just turned 5. Four sections of my head was eaten down to my skull, my right cheek was missing, my left side was torn apart. I almost died. They told my mother that night they did not think I was going to survive. Dr. Anthony Allessi saved my life. He gave me blood transfusions and pieced me back together with donated skin. I had over 1,000 stitches to my head and face, nerve damage to my hand, and hearing loss. My leg has a big “Z” scar in it now.
 
I know what it feels like to be attacked and mauled to the point of almost dying. I wish I could have been here at the Walk in person but I was unable to get there. I am sorry that you have been through what I have been through. I am also sorry for all the people that died from an attack! I know their families must be sad. I am trying to pass a law in New York State to get rid of the " one bite rule " . Any of you can contact me at www.frankiefund.com. I wish you all joy, health and happiness. You are all in my prayers! STAY STRONG!!!

Thank you, Frankie. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will Walk for you, and so many others tomorrow, Frankie. God Bless!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Levi before the attack
Levi at the hospital right after the attack
Meet 4 year old Levi Mulkey, viciously mauled by two pit bull type dogs as he tried to recover the frisbee that he and his brothers were playing with.  The frisbee landed just outside the neighbor's inadequate fence, and when Levi reached down to pick it up, two dogs reached their heads through the fence and grabbed Levi by the face, trying to pull him through the fence.


Jayden, Levi's big brother and hero!


His older brother, Jayden, 7 y/o at the time, saved Levi's life.....he ran to Levi and pulled Levi while kicking the vicious dogs. The dogs finally let go of Levi, but not before injuring him critically.




Levi almost lost his right eye, the eye socket was broken, his jaw was shattered.....Levi needs reconstructive surgery on his eye socket, his naval cavity, his jaw (which was wired shut for 3 weeks), his tear ducts, and his cheek.  

Levi is a strong little fighter, but he continues to have difficulty in his day to day life. He suffers PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) as do his parents and brothers. He has difficulty sleeping at night due to horrific nightmares, and must endure more surgeries to come.


Levi healing slowly
We will be taking donations at the Walk for Levi and his family, as they continue to struggle with medical bills and more surgeries. His father, Matt, has missed a lot of work and is at least $20,000 in debt. They continue to struggle with monthly bills and with the trauma of almost having lost their son to vicious dogs.







Please join us at the Walk, to walk for and support all the victims of vicious pit bull and other dangerous dog attacks, and donate to help Levi and his family as they struggle through this nightmare. 

 



This is a photo of the inadequate fence. There were 8 dogs living behind this fence, 2 of which attacked and mauled Levi, grabbing him by the face and trying to pull him through the fence, as he attempted to recover the frisbee that landed right outside of this fence.  When will people understand and care about how important it is to have adequate fencing to contain their vicious dogs?! This owner was previously warned about the inadequate fencing several times and was told to have it fixed/replaced when another child was mauled by these vicious dogs prior to Levi's being attacked.  Because of this owner's carelessness and lack of consideration for the safety of her neighborhood and community, another child has endured and must continue to endure horrific pain and suffering, just because he wanted to get the frisbee and continue playing with his brothers. This is unacceptable! These vicious attacks and maulings must stop!!




Please come and walk with us on Saturday October 27th, 2012 at Lincoln Park and donate to Levi and his family.

You are in our thoughts and prayers, Levi and family. We will do our best to collect as many donations as we can for you, little angel, and we will walk for you! 

A more recent photo of Levi

Levi's first day back to school

Still in the hospital

After his first reconstructive surgery, still at the hospital




Tuesday, September 25, 2012

This is a letter written by the mother of Seleena Wickward to the Parents Against Dog Chaining, about her daughter, Saleena's vicious attack by a neighbor's pit bull. This is a powerful letter that should be read by all.
Saleena is a young child VICTIM of a vicious pit bull attack that left her severely injured and disfigured for life. 


"I noticed on your map, Utah doesn't show any children injured or killed. I am Saleena Wickward's mother & I can testify that in 2010 alone, 3 children just in our area were injured. 
People always have a reason for why that particular dog attacked. Let's be honest, the majority of severely injured children or children mauled TO DEATH comes from the jaws of a Pit. I am often accused of being a "Pit Bull Hater" which humors me. I raised American Pit Bulls, owning a total of 51 over the years. The problem that plagues me is that there IS NOT ALWAYS A REASON THAT AN ANIMAL ATTACKS! Chico (the dog that mauled my daughter) was extremely well cared for. He wasn't left on a chain for hours at a time. He wasn't abused, neglected, taunted, mistreated or anything else that one might think. That dog was taken for walks every day. He spent a lot of his mornings & early afternoons inside with his owners & had ample outside time as well. There wasn't one single thing that anyone could say the owners of Chico didn't do. 
So now what? While hundreds of people contacted us when Saleena was initially injured, nobody contacts us about it anymore besides her doctors. Nobody sees the now 7 year old child plagued with nightmares, self image issues, & PTSD . Nobody calls to see why Saleena didn't show up to picture day at school. No one has sympathy for us when we went without a vehicle for 3 months because my once pristine credit is now unworthy of a loan for a piece of paper. No one understands when Saleena's older brother has anxiety & panic attacks when anything even suggests a threat to his younger sisters. Not one person gives an iota of a care when four children won't even go to a public park, pool, or grocery store without the fear of God inside of them at all times. This being after almost 2 years of counseling.
Yet, the support for proper care of animals & Pro Pit Bull banter continues. Like a slap in the face, there's a new commercial, website, or facility asking for donations to save the animals, Pits in particular, almost everyday it seems. 
WHEN DO WE START SAVING OUR OWN CHILDREN?! When did animals start ranking above our race...our futures...& the little people we bring into this world that look to us for protection?! Saleena's accident brought out the support for pits more than anything. While a child was stuck in a hospital bed, with her hair being rubbed off the one side of her skull due to the severity of injuries encompassing her head... fighting infection...without the ability to open her eyelids due to the excessive swelling and bruising...having lucid nightmares...withdrawing from morphine...and all of this after having her face pieced back together with glue, stitches, staples, a metal plate, a screws. Her family in a state of emotional/physical/mental perdition, unsure of their loved one's outcome, & unable to be together to support & sooth one another not only during that time but for months to come along with more heartbreaking surgeries, scares, and distress at levels in which some will never even fathom... All of these occurrences & ANYONE was concerned for the dog's situation or fate?!? What?!
It makes me absolutely sick that anyone would donate to any of the "animal support" facilities when there are families like us out there paying astronomical amounts to try to save their child's life, put a face or limb back together for them, & pray that somehow a miracle will happen to save us from the poverty that an animal's mouth plagued our lives with. 
We eat cows, chickens, pigs, and other animals but chose a canine's life over or own children.
Honestly, how can anyone be confused as to why our communities grow more corrupt generation by generation, or what we're doing wrong by our children to have our crime rates rise, children shooting up schools, or addictions forming at younger ages continually?
No one seems afraid to stand up for the animals. In my opinion not only should they be afraid, but ashamed. Ignorance plagues our country like an outbreak of Ebola Zaire. Then to add salt to a wound, we publicize the "animals rights over children's safety/lives" for the entire globe to see. There were actually comments on the articles about Saleena's accident saying that "the dog was in his yard (mind you there was no fence & a dog run built having never been used) the little girl got what she deserved". I researched to the highest extent possibly in desperation to find the sadistic tormented mind behind those words. I wanted nothing more than that person to say those words while showing his/her face. There is no way that person had children. I'd love to sit with those people & show them every photo of Saleena taken due to this dog. The pre surgery photos would cause almost anyone to have haunting visions and nightmares for the rest of their days. 
I could go on and on from the $ worth put on a little girl's face to every single domino of our lives that fell all aftermath of "man's best friend."
I pray that we quit breeding ignorant & self destructive tendencies into our children. When will there be enough lives taken, enough innocent children sacrificed? I wonder how many "animal rights activists" could voice those same opinions after seeing their child shredded like the first course of a starved lioness. 
I wish it was as simple as changing the way we confine our pets. Instead, our communities stand & support this issue as our children are one by one traumatized, brutalized, & demonized. You never hear these stories where the dog owner says they knew there was a problem. The first time so often being the only time due to the severity.

Animal rights..... What happened to Human Rights? Who is going to protect our babies if we don't???"

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Aiden McGrew, 2012


We will WALK for YOU, Aiden.  RIP little Angel. 




Meet Aiden McGrew, 2-months old from Ridgeville, SC
Aiden was viciously mauled to death by the family dog, a Retriever Mix that was recently adopted by the family. 

Aiden McGrew, 2-months old, was killed by the family dog while his mother was away and his father was sleeping. The mother found her son after returning from a doctor's appointment with her 7-year old daughter. The other child in the household, 3-years old, was asleep with the father during the mauling. The baby was left in a "bouncy chair" by his mother before leaving to the doctor's office. Initially awake that morning, the father, Quintin McGrew, fell back asleep. The recently adopted dog, described as a golden retriever-mix, pulled the infant from the chair and severed the baby's leg during the attack. Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nesbit ruled the death a homicide and that neglect led to the boy's death by "animal eating." The father was charged with unlawful conduct toward a child, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The couple's two other children were taken into protective custody after the attack.

Please come and WALK with us for VICTIMS like Aiden, and so many others who's lives have been so tragically and unfairly taken in such a horrific way. 


R.I.P. Aiden
You did NOT deserve this. 


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Meet Kaylie Foster


Meet 3 y/o Kaylie Foster, recently mauled by her father's pet pit bull while having court stipulated visits with him.

Her father owned a pit bull and no doubt assumed it was safe to have around Kaylie.  He was wrong! His dog latched onto Kaylie's little face and would not let go, as pit bulls do, until it was stabbed to death by a family member.


It took 100 stitches to close Kaylie's little face.

Now Kaylie proudly wears her t-shirt in support of the Walk For Victims of Pit Bulls and Other Dangerous Dogs. 

Thank you, Kaylie for your courage and bravery! Heal quickly, sweetheart, you have an ARMY of support behind you! 









Please come and Walk with us to support VICTIMS like Kaylie, and so many others who continue to wear the physical and emotional scars of vicious attacks by Pit Bulls and Other Dangerous Dogs. 



Monday, June 11, 2012

Press Release Goes Out

Tucson-Based Activists Announce Walk Event to Raise Awareness For Victims of Pit Bulls and Other Dangerous Dogs

The grassroots organized walk event for victims of pit bulls and other dangerous dogs is the first of its kind in the country.

Local grassroots activists and the Facebook Pit Bull Regulation Project Group announce the first ever, Walk For Victims of Pit Bulls and Other Dangerous Dogs - Tucson, AZ, to honor the victims of serious, and sometimes deadly dog attacks and to raise awareness in the community of the dangers associated with vicious dogs. The event kicks off Saturday, October 27, 2012 at high noon at Lincoln Park on South Pantano Road in Tucson, Arizona. Admission to the event is free.

The two activists created a website for the upcoming event, walkforvictimsofpitbulls.blogspot.com, and a Google Group email list. Members of neighborhood associations, parents and victims of dog attacks and their family members are urged to visit the website and sign up for the Google Group list to stay up to date as the October event date approaches. Please view the link below:

Website: Walk for Victims of Pit Bulls and Other Dangerous Dogs

Event Details:
  • Walk for the Victims of Pit Bulls and Other Dangerous Dogs
  • Saturday, October 27th 2012
  • 12:00 noon
  • Lincoln Park 4325 South Pantano Rd Tucson, AZ 85730
  • Admission is free