Jan 02, 2013 Pit bull bites visiting family member in the face

Midlothian - Pit bull bites person unprovoked.  The victim was treated at the emergency room and received stitches.

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Oak Forest Patch

Jan 2, 2013 Jogger who lost leg wants pit bull regulation

Joseph Finley's detailed description of his attack on ABC local from a year ago:

 Chicago - Joseph Finley lost his leg on January 1, 2012 after he was attacked by two pit bulls that escaped their yard.  A year later, Finley is still recovering mentally and physically from the attack.

Finley says it has been difficult to overcome a "mental state of not wanting to accept that my leg wasn’t there anymore."

Finley wants to remind people that the recovery from this kind of of devastating attack will take years.  He wants to use his experience to call for tougher pit bull legislation in Chicago and Illinois  to save others from the devastation and disability he will take years to overcome.

Help Joseph Finley get the word out that Chicago and Illinois need strong pit bull laws:

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Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez
phone: 312.603.5440

Metropolitan Mayors Caucus - 272 mayors from the Chicago metropolitan area
David E. Bennett, Executive Director
phone: 312.201.4505
fax: 312.258.1851
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Allison Mild Clements, Director of Housing Initiatives:
phone: 312.201.4507
fax: 312.258.1851
e-mail: amilld@mayorscaucus.org

Edith Makra, Director of Environmental Initiatives
phone: 312.201.4506
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e-mail: emakra@mayorscaucus.org

Illinois Attorney General - Lisa Madigan
Phone: Chicago office: 312.814.3000 
            Springfield office: 217.782.1090

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