MISSION STATEMENT

National Pit Bull Victim Awareness (NPBVA) is an ad hoc coalition of non-profit organizations, groups and individuals dedicated to putting an end to the attacks, suffering and loss of life of both people and animals due to the pit bull crisis in Canada and the U.S.

We believe breed specific legislation (BSL) is the most widely recognized and proven effective strategy to solving this issue. NPBVA supports responsible dog ownership for all breeds, with a primary focus on pit bull type dogs.

We believe in the use of creative social media campaigns to increase public awareness and education about pit bull type dogs, and to advocate for the victims and their families.

CORE GOALS

* Education and Awareness

To inform the general public about the pit bull crisis in America today, and to increase awareness of the related scope of issues in the United States and Canada.

* Outreach and Advocacy

To offer comfort to victims of pit bull attacks; to advocate for community safety and awareness of the potential danger of pit bull-type dogs; to support and further the goals and projects of our individual partners pertaining to these issues, including PETA, Dogsbite.org and Daxton’s Friends.

* Legislation and Advocacy

To be pro-active in supporting breed-specific legislation wherever and whenever it is debated and tested; to ask the media in the United States and Canada for increased coverage of issues related to pit bull attacks and breed-specific legislation (BSL); to ask public and government figures to take action to support our goals.

CORE VALUES

We value the voices and the memories of victims as we work towards resolution of issues that created the circumstances that allowed them to be injured or killed.

We value survivors and their families for their courage, their insight and their unique experiences with events we consider tragic.

We actively and mindfully advocate for victims and their families and support them through a network that hears their concerns. We do not tolerate misleading, negative or abusive comments on our website, Twitter or Facebook pages about victims, our organization or our partners. We strive to remove all such material as we become aware of it.

We recognize pit bulls are victims as well. We stand with PETA in advocating for mandatory spay-neutering of all pit bulls in the United States and Canada.

We value responsible and safe ownership of canines. We do not advocate for or encourage the removal of pit bulls from owners except in cases where owners contravene local or state laws or their pit bull(s) attack a human being or kill another animal.

LIABILITY

National Pit Bull Victim Awareness (NPBVA) accepts no liability or responsibility to/for any person or organization as a consequence of any reliance upon the information contained on their Facebook page or website. We do not endorse statements or activities that go against our mission statement.

“Friends and Supporters” and links to their sites are provided on the website for informational and research purposes only. “Friends and Supporters” bear no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the National Pit Bull Victim Awareness website or Facebook page. While Friends and Supporters share our concerns about dangerous dogs, they are not necessarily involved in the management and policy decisions of the website content and Facebook posts.