Dog Bite Prevention

Did you know that 50 percent of all children in the United States will be bitten by a dog before their 12th birthday? Did you know that 800,000 bites every year are severe enough to require medical treatment, while 1 to 2 million go unreported?

The vast majority of dog bites are from a dog known to the child—his or her own pet, a neighbor's or friends. You can help prevent this from happening to your child. Please discuss with him or her the appropriate way to behave around dogs. The following activity will help you and your child understand the difference between safe and potentially dangerous interactions with dogs.

The following is a list of pledges that you can recite with your child:

1. I will not stare into a dog's eyes.

2. I will not tease dogs behind fences.

3. I will not go near dogs chained up in yards.

4. I will not touch a dog I see loose (off-leash) outside.

5. If I see a loose dog, I will tell an adult immediately.

6. I will not run and scream if a loose dog comes near me.

7. I will stand very still (like a tree), and will be very quiet if a dog comes near me.

8. I will not touch or play with a dog while he or she is eating.

9. I will not touch a dog when he or she is sleeping.

10. I will only pet a dog if I have received permission from the dog's owner.

11. Then I will ask permission of the dog by letting him sniff my closed hand.
Since our founding in 2006, we have seen great progress in the companion animal welfare world. Needless killing in shelters continues to decline. Organizations across the country are moving toward a no-kill measure. The agreed upon no-kill measure has been defined as a 90% live release rate. Our view is that 90% isn't enough. We are determined to see the day when the remaining 10% receive continued care and love too.

Innovative solutions are produced when killing is removed from the equation.
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