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PLEASE NOTE: MEETUP RULES STATE CHILDREN UNDER 18 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN
We are a group committed to protecting children from potential dog bites and to save our dogs being destroyed
Half of all children are bitten by a dog?Awful, isn't it? Dog bites are considered to be a serious public health problem by the health and veterinary associations around the world, and by local councils. Most bites are by the family dog, or a dog known to the child. These attacks and the resulting injuries (often to the face) may cause life-long disfigurement and psychological trauma for the child and usually results in the euthanasia of the offending dog.
There are also ongoing costs associated with the medical care required after a dog bite. You could see for yourself by conducting an informal survey within your school. Visit a few classrooms and ask for a show of hands of children who have been bitten by dogs. Then ask how many were bitten by their own dog, or another dog that they know. You will be shocked by the response. Experts agree that the best way to reduce dog bite risk is through education.