Ore. man raises awareness after girl killed by dog

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Associated Press

Posted on February 17, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 17 at 2:06 PM

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has started an organization to raise awareness about dangerous dogs after his granddaughter was killed by a family pet in an incident that gained national attention.

The Daily Astorian reports that Don Wing of Warrenton has started a nonprofit group called Dads Against Dangerous Dogs after his 4-year-old granddaughter, Ashlynn Anderson, was killed by a Rottweiler in her back yard.

The girl's death made headlines a year ago, partly because of the nature of the attack and partly because she was the stepdaughter of Jesse Browning and granddaughter of Jay Browning, both of whom appeared in the History Channel series "Ax Men."

According to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 4.5 million dog bites were reported in the United States in 2009, with the overwhelming majority to children under 15.

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