A Public Service Announcement video entitled “#WontBackDown” presented by AVOCA.
In response to the growing numbers of dog attacks on both humans and animals throughout the United States, bereaved family members and survivors of canine attack feel an urgency and obligation to educate the public and to dispel widespread misinformation related to dog bite prevention. By telling their stories and raising awareness about the circumstances of their tragedies, bereaved parents and survivors hope to prevent further death, disfigurement and long-term suffering.
Who We Are
We are the voice of bereaved families and survivors of attacks by fighting and gripping breed dogs.
AVOCA is a national ad hoc coalition of bereaved families and survivors of canine attack. Our mission is to educate the public about dangerous dogs, and in particular fighting and gripping breeds, with respect to the risk they present to human and animal health and safety.