Aug 25, 2017 Chicago Child Horrifically Mauled by Pit Bulls Update 10 years later

Chicago - Update on a child who was horrifically mauled ten years ago.  Today he is off to college hoping to learn to help others with art therapy.  MUST READ!
Pit Bull Attack Victim Joshua Dixon's Self Portrait
He credits art with helping him get through his continued recovery
"The boxes stacked in the living room held all the things Joshua Dixon thought he would need in a dormitory. Bedsheets and a matching comforter. Bluetooth speakers, a computer printer and, most important, photos of his younger self.

When the 18-year-old is thousands of miles away at Maine College of Art in Portland, he'll use the pictures to remember — and to explain to new friends — exactly how far he's come.

Ten years ago, Dixon was mauled by his family's two pit bulls in his backyard when he returned home from school. The dogs tore off most of Dixon's face — his nose, ears, layers of skin and muscle — all gone in the seconds before his parents made the gruesome discovery and frantically called 911."

The Chicago Tribune used to report on pit bull attacks in the past, but presently ignores the problem for the most part.  Two days ago, while not reporting on current pit bull attacks, the Tribune posted a eulogy to a pit bull with a facebook following.

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Aug 25, 2017 Indiana Vet Aids Willow Springs Dogfighter

Whiting IN - Martin Jakubowski, Whiting IN Superintendent of Animal Control and Parks admits to helping convicted dogfighter Pedro Cuellar of Willow Springs in several ways. Jakubowski housed several of Cuellar’s pit bulls for him on several occassions from 2011 to 2016. He gave Cuellar expired antibiotics that were the property of the city shelter. And he gave the dogfighte two pit bulls without paperwork knowing that that the dogfighter intended to transfer the pit bulls to other people. Jakubowski was involved in a “roll” dog fight in 2004.
Beautiful Willow Springs Doesn't Need Dogfighters or Pit Bulls

“A “roll” is a dog fight staged for the purpose of assessing the fighting characteristics of a dog or dogs, rather than for wagering purposes, and is generally stopped by the handlers before serious injuries result.”

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United States DoJ

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Aug 08, 2017 Springfield Pit Bulls Seriously Maul Sleeping 3-year-old Girl

Springfield - Three-year-old Mirra Kay Neal was napping when two pit bulls she had known and played with all her life seriously mauled her in a completely unprovoked attack requiring 7 hours of surgery.  The pit bulls inflicted 82 lacerations with over 52 to just her face.

The pit bulls have been put down.  They were owned by a long-time friend of Mirra’s father.  A facebook page was set up for her where her parents admonished commenters to not put down pit bulls.

At least this attack was reported.  That is a big thing in Illinois where the media usually won’t even report pit bull attacks.  A fatal attack, probably committed by a pit bull, in Quincy this year has been completely swept under the rug.  This is an extreme disservice to the citizens of Illinois.

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Prayers for Mirra Kay Facebook Page

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Aug 01, 2017 Aggressive Joliet Pit Bull Menaces Man While Loose

Joliet - Another loose, aggressive pit bull menaces a victim, this time a man. The pit bull grabbed the man’s hand but did not bite down. The pit bull's owner is Ramon Rosas-Vazquez.

Apparently, Joliet is attempting to name and shame irresponsible pit bull owners in a vain attempt to curb their massive pit bull attack problem instead of doing the right thing, which is to ban pit bulls in Joliet.

Joliet Backyard Breeders making the problem worse:

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