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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