Austin, TX - DogsBite.org recently reviewed 5-years of dog bite data gained from the City of Austin under the Freedom of Information Act. The data shows that dog bites have increased substantially since the city adopted a No-Kill policy in 2010. Between 2009 and 2011, dog bites increased 35%. The primary offenders of all bites were pit bulls and their mixes, responsible for 22% (1,288) followed by Labradors and their mixes, which inflicted 12% (682) during the 5-year period.
City of Greater Geelong figures show 109 reported dog attacks in the first seven months of the year, compared with 117 for last year. A report to tonight's council meeting shows an increase in the number of dangerous dogs on the loose. Last year, 3435 dogs were found at large in the region, a rise of 21.8 per cent on the previous year.
Charlottesville, Virginia has been the premier shelter of the No Kill Equation for a number of years. Delving into State records shows that bites have risen considerably as well. Over the past five years, bites from cats have risen from 5 bites in 2008 to 15 bites in 2011. Dog bites doubled with 9 dog bites in 2008 to 20 dog bites in 2011. The award winning No Kill director has recently "resigned" her position.
Many severe pit bull maulings/fatalities from pits adopted by No Kill rescues who fly the banner that "Pits get a Bad Rap". Although the problem with pit bulls is not new, the amount of maulings and fatalities from pit bulls has increased to 2/3rds of the fatalities are now committed by pit bulls. http://cravendesires.
When the City of Philadelphia installed the No Kill Equation, it ended with several people having to take treatments for rabies. The premier No Kill shelter had failed to keep adequate records and had euthanized quarantined animals early, without determining whether it had rabies per a city audit.