Pit Bull News Highlights – Week of June 17, 2012
Miracle Puppy Escapes Death
The Houston SPCA is notorious for euthanizing pit bulls and pit bull puppies. In fact, a Facebook page has been created to help raise awareness about the plight of local pits. For the past few days, Reunion Rescue has been organizing an effort to save a little puppy from the fate of so many before it. Because of the rescue group, she has escaped death’s door and lives to go to a forever home.
Canadian Reporter Says Enough is Enough
The issues that arise around pit bulls stretched across U.S. borders this week. Vancouver North Shore News reporter Joan Klucha has had enough of the prejudiced attitudes toward pit bulls and any breed that resembles them. The beauty of this story is that a loving fan of pit bulls has used her power as a media representative to educate readers about this wonderful breed.
Bronx Pit Bull Ring Busted
According to the New York Daily News, A building super was arrested Thursday for breeding and training pit bulls to fight in his basement. Police and animal rescuers saved 47 pit bulls ranging in age from 12 weeks to 5 years. Many were emaciated, fearful and showing signs of never before seeing daylight. Police are investigating the operation and the super has been charged with multiple felonies, but there is no word yet on what has been planned to aid the dogs.
New Jersey Firefighters Come to the Rescue
Trenton Firefighter Bobby Bland, owner of three pit bulls, aided his co-workers in the emotionally-charged rescued of an emaciated and neglected pit bull on Friday. Although neighbors had heard barking for two days, no one called for help to recover the dog that was floating atop a wooden plank that was wedged under a bridge in a local canal. It wasn’t until a 9-year-old boy alerted firefighters that anyone acted on the dog’s behalf. The friendly, gentle dog, now named “Woody,” has been checked out by a local vet and is being fostered by the firefighters until he can find a new home.