Our PSA video #WontBackDown
In response to the growing numbers of dog attacks on both humans and animals throughout the United States, bereaved family members and survivors of canine attack feel an urgency and obligation to educate the public and to dispel widespread misinformation related to dog bite prevention. By telling their stories and raising awareness about the circumstances of their tragedies, bereaved parents and survivors hope to prevent further death, disfigurement and long-term suffering.
Daxton’s Friends for Canine Education & Awareness was formed in honor of Daxton Borchardt, who passed away on March 6th, 2013 due to severe injuries sustained in a canine attack.
We strive to provide education to the public about various canine breeds, proper canine safety, and emotional support to victims of canine related incidents.
Daxton’s Friends also serves as a resource for legislators addressing canine related public safety.
How it works: when you ask your locally elected officials to support mandatory spay/neuter
programs for pit bulls you stop the puppy mills and you stop dangerous dogs from being
pumped out into our communities.
Wouldn’t you like to prevent maulings and keep dogs out of the hands of dog fighters? It’s a win-win.
Join us and save lives.
Your story deserves to be told. We can save many lives and stop these preventable attacks.
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“The dog just shook my head like you’re trying to mix up a shake or something.
This is not okay,” she said referring to her injuries. “Somebody needs to be
responsible for this.”
“I want my son’s story to be heard. I want every victim’s story to be heard.
It is NOT how they are raised! This myth almost cost my son his life. How
many people have to get hurt because of a lie?”
“We are simply maintaining that despite tons of love and attention our dog still snapped and
killed our son in a matter of moments. My focus is humanity,” Rutledge said. “The pro pit bull
advocates, the pit bull owners, they are the next victims. They are the next victims.”
“I want stricter laws so this doesn’t happen to anyone else or worse! I know
I am being hated by some. But there are others who say ‘Thank You!’ “
It took 3 full grown men to hold and kill the 80lb Pit Bull just to
get the Pit to release her face. Neighbors down the block could
hear Kaylie’s screams for help.
I watched as the dog walked right over to where Brady was laying and instead
of licking Brady…bit into his face.
The attack has changed his life in ways I can’t even describe. I had no
idea this was happening to others. I thought Pit Bulls were nice, friendly,
safe pets for children and families.
“The attack on Blue was like watching video of a lion attacking a
gazelle – minus the stealth. Blue’s screams brought park traffic to
a standstill. Blue will never be the same and neither will I.”
“I scratched at them, poked them in the eyes, fought with them. They
weren’t going to stop until they were done.”
He suffered so much. My mind is stuck on how scared he must have
been, how much pain he felt, and me not here to hold and comfort
him when he needed his mommy most.
“I just want all this to be a nightmare. Isaiah was only two, he
was just a baby. He didn’t deserve to die such a horrible death.”
“How do I pick up the pieces and put on a face to where people can think
that I’m okay even though I’m dying inside? How can I pick up the pieces
and make him proud?”
“My nose had been completely sliced open, my lip torn open and my
cheek was nearly punctured through in multiple places. The hospital
report called it a ‘partial facial degloving’.”
“These are the things people fail to see after someone has been attacked
and their wounds close. They don’t realize how much it changes a person’s
life. As the parent of a surviving victim, could you imagine hearing and
seeing people value a dog’s life more than a human life?”
“What I can do, is try to educate and try to put the word out to let people
know that this is happening at a frightening pace. I pray it doesn’t happen
to them, because no one wants to live this life. This is the worst kind of
hell any mother can go through.”
“What startled and moved me most, were the itty bitty
handprints in the blood on the wall. My niece had tried
desperately to save my mother’s life.”
“Jenaly has endured so much pain and is still in physical therapy. Our
lives have not been the same and I would give anything to take the
agonizing pain away that my daughter endures every day.”
“He loved everything about life so innocently.”
“Believing the myth, it’s not the breed it’s all how you raise them,
is what left us without a son,”
“Ever since Adara’s attack I always ask what type of
dogs your children’s friends have. Never allow children
to visit a home with a pit bull.”