Pit bull awareness day 2012- Walk for Victims of Pit Bulls and Other Dangerous Dogs

2012- Walk for Victims of Pit Bulls and Other Dangerous Dogs
Please come and join us, and show your support by walking for the VICTIMS of pit bull and other dangerous dog attacks. Most often when these dogs attack, maul or kill children, adults or family pets, the support seems to be misplaced onto the attacking dog/s to be euthanized, rather than where it should be…on the VICTIM. It is time that the voice of the VICTIMS and their families be heard to promote public awareness and help reduce the number of these attacks.
Date: Saturday, October 27th 2012
! ! Time: 12:00 noon to 7pm
Location: Lincoln Park
! ! 4325 S. Pantano Rd Tucson, AZ 85730

Brave Tuscon woman starts support group and international event for victims of pitbulls and other dangerous dogs. Mellissa Barbalaco is a disabled woman who experienced a violent pitbull attack on her service dog. She met with other victims online and spearheaded an event to bring support group members together in the first gathering of pitbull attack victims. The members speak of common problems such as:
Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder
Grief and Mourning loss of pet
On-going legal issues
Dissatisfaction with laws to protect people from vicious dogs
Lack of empathy and understanding from surrounding community
Financial burdens from the pitbull attacks
Parenting issues and Serious Medical issues
A belief that pitbulls pose a safety threat to people and their pets in their neighborhoods and yards.
“I couldn’t of gotten though this without you guys” writes one support group member. Another member posts online, ” GOOD NEWS! My boy has slept in his own bed and slept through the night for the first time since the attack!” The victims feel like family and seek to meet in person and reach out to other victims that need support so “Mellie” and the members of her support group have rented a park, hired onsite security and brought in two lives bands, and a food vendor along with several speakers on the issue of dangerous dogs. The group has also contributed to pay for the hotel expenses so Canadian victim Marie Helene Tokar can attend, and secured Tshirts for the event. We will start the party with a Walk to honor victims of pitbulls. Churches, and business groups are welcome to come out and support victims to help raise awaremess and show support. “We will hold posters of victims that cannot attend due to the severity of their injuries, or due to the fact that they were killed by a pitbull. ”
DOG ARE PROHIBITED AT THE EVENT. https://www.facebook.com/Walkforvictimsofpbodd?ref=ts


One thought on “Pit bull awareness day 2012- Walk for Victims of Pit Bulls and Other Dangerous Dogs

  1. Are yu kidding me?????????????? Pit bull holocaust?? Ban the breed?? NOT ALL PIT BULLS ARE MEAN AND DANGEROUS!! Do your research. Punish the deed, NOT the breed!!!
    Go to your local shelter and meet some pit bulls EDUCATE yourself.

    Racism is not just against people.

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