DOGSBITEORG INCORPORATED

Some dogs don't let go

Austin, TX   |  https://www.dogsbite.org

Mission

DogsBite.org is a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks.

Ruling year info

2011

President & Founder

Colleen Lynn

Main address

P.O. Box 12443

Austin, TX 78711 USA

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EIN

27-1527147

NTEE code info

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (W01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Severe and Fatal Dog Bite Injury Data and Report Generation

Dog bite statistical data gathering is the cornerstone of DogsBite.org and has resulted in several multi-year reports issued by DogsBite.org including a 13-year dog bite fatality report published in May 2018, "U.S. Dog Bite Fatalities: Breeds of Dogs Involved, Age Groups and Other Factors Over a 13-Year Period (2005 to 2017)," and a 3-year dog bite fatality report, "U.S. Dog Bite Fatalities (January 2006 to December 2008)," published in 2009. Each year, we also issue an annual U.S. dog bite fatality report. The last dog bite fatality report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was in the year 2000. Our annual and multi-year U.S. dog bite fatality reports fill this absence of vital information for the public.

Our nonprofit also tracks nonfatal dog bite injuries, which are located in two central reports: "Level 1 Trauma Center Studies Characterizing Dog Bite Injuries Across Major U.S. Geographical Regions (2011-2019)," published in January 2020 and "Level 1 Trauma Center Dog Bite Studies in All U.S. Geographical Regions Report Pit Bulls Highest Prevalence (2009 to 2016)," published in September 2016. Our statistical data has been cited in several peer-reviewed medical studies, primarily, "Mortality, Mauling, and Maiming by Vicious Dogs," published by the Annals of Surgery in April 2011.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Each year our nonprofit maintains a database and issues an estimation on the number of jurisdictions in the United States with breed-specific laws, designed to prevent serious and fatal dog bite injuries. Our annual estimation includes cities and counties, as well as the number of military branches and breed-specific policies on United States Indian reservations. This report, "Estimated U.S. Cities, Counties, States and Military Facilities with Breed-Specific Pit Bull Laws," is publicly posted to our Scribd page for any person or organization to download. The report is also reflected in our State-by-State web pages on our website, DogsBite.org. The report was originally compiled in October 2011.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Since 2009, our nonprofit has collected dog bite statistical data from Animal control and health departments from jurisdictions in 32 states. These statistics range from bite data only, to jurisdictions that also track injury severity and the spay/neuter status of the top biting breeds. The data is obtained through public information requests by our nonprofit and investigative media reports. The data is summarized into two reports: Pit Bulls Lead Biting Incidents Across U.S. Cities and Counties (2013 to Present) and Archived: Pit Bulls Lead 'Bite' Counts Across U.S. Cities and Counties (2005 to 2012). Of the many jurisdictions we have sampled, from New York City to cities and counties located in the Southeast, South, Southwest, Midwest, West Coast and Northwest, all show data that a single dog breed is biting the most, pit bulls, except for two jurisdictions with longstanding breed-specific laws, Denver, Colorado and San Francisco, California.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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DOGSBITEORG INCORPORATED

Board of directors
as of 4/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Colleen Lynn

Colleen Lynn

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Dennis Baker

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Carol Miller

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/25/2021

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Leadership

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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