What: National Dog Bite Prevention Week Kick-off
When: 10:30 a.m., Thurs. May 15, 2014
National Press Club
Lisagor Room (13th Floor)
529 14th St., NW
Washington, DC 20045
Pit bull therapy dog Elle, the American Humane Association’s 2013 Hero Dog of the Year. Elle has never attacked anyone.
Washington, DC, area letter carrier dog attack victims and U.S. Postal Service Safety Manager Linda DeCarlo.
Dog attack victim Kelly Voigt, pictured above as a small child, was mauled by a neighbor’s pet.
Internationally-renowned dog trainer, author and television personality Victoria Stilwell.
Animal behavior experts from the American Humane Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Insurance Information Institute and State Farm Insurance representatives.
The event will include letter carriers recounting their dog attacks and feature pit bull therapy dog Elnsible pet ownership and dispel pit bull stereotyping. Representatives from the insurance industry will discuss dog bite claims and homeowner liability. Stilwell and Voigt will join Elle and her handler Leah Brewer in a dog safety demonstration.