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Over 100 people at first walk for pit bull victims – a great victory for all pit bull victims

What a great success over 100 people at the event all day , over 50+ when the cameras rolled by .
Victims and dog attack advocates from all over Tucson turned out for the first ever, “Walk for victims of pit bulls and other dangerous dogs” at Lincoln Park, Saturday.

Melissa Barbalaco, the organizer behind the event, is a victim’s advocate. Her title was created following the attack of her service dog by another dog in Lincoln Park.

“It kind of prompted me to start looking into how people were feeling and see if there was any other victims that felt the way I did because after that, I was really scared to go outside,” Barbalaco said.

She says today’s walk was about two things; support for attack victims and building public awareness.

“These victims deserve the right to tell their story,” Barbalaco continued.

Jennifer Amdor traveled from New Mexico, specifically for the walk.

“I just knew it was bad. I remember feeling the rush of blood,” Amdor recalled.

Amdor was attacked by her neighbor’s pit bull three-months ago. She says she’s been looking for a support outlet ever since.

“I had a lot of feelings I didn’t quite understand, nightmares — a lot of things I didn’t ever imagine I would deal with in my life,” Amdor said.

She has a message: “Its not so much that we’re not against the dogs, [it’s] just getting some promotion of how bad dogs can get if you’re not careful

Violence threatened on pit bull victims – Walk for pit bull victims

Angela M Granata Triplett· Top Commenter

wow I’d love to go to the event and kick some Sorry Hatin and uneducated peoples asses! To all of you that hate the Pitbull and anyother dog based simply on it’s breed…..FUCK YOU!
Berlin the Great

I wish I could be there.. to throw bottles at them. Hateful bigots.

Gill Thomas · Top Commenter · Knoxville, Tennessee

We should go and hand out mayo sarnies to the haters, that is acceptable food to them.
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Mary Es Crossposting Etzkorn · · Self employed at Crossposting Across America

I hope another pitbull finds her and eats her…
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Pit bull nutters plan to scare pit bull victims on the Walk for Victims of Pit Bulls and Other Dangerous Dogs-Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Pit bull owners are frothing at the mouth and angry with this walk , angry at the victims for speaking out and angry that people see pit bulls for what they really are. These crazy nutters have made threats of taking their pit bulls to this walk – either to torment the victims or for sick sort of pleasure in seeing human suffering . I hope these pit bull owners leave these victims alone , just for 1 day.

Walk for Victims of Pit Bulls and Other Dangerous Dogs-Saturday, October 27th, 2012

http://www.dogsbite.org/pdf/walk-for-victims-of-pit-bulls-tucson.pdf

Please leave your dogs at home while joining us to walk for victims. This is most importantly for the safety of the walkers and for the safety of your dogs.

DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THE WALK

Tucson Police Officers WILL BE present at the Walk to ensure safety, and Animal Control will be present to escort any unruly visitors off the property and confiscate any Pit Bulls or Other Dangerous Dogs

We have rented the Park and reserve the RIGHT to refuse entrance to unruly visitors and DOGS

EVERYONE WHO ATTENDS THE WALK IS ENCOURAGED TO BRING THEIR OWN SIGNS TO WALK WITH. REMEMBER PLEASE, NO SIGNS ABOUT LEGISLATION, LAWS, ORDINANCES, ETC…THIS IS ONLY FOR AND ABOUT THE VICTIMS.
We will have a small sign-making station at the Walk for those who did not/could not bring a sign of their own. The station will be very small, so everyone is encouraged to make and bring a sign of your own.