Kill a human? Kicked off team, apparel of your name taken back, contract dropped, the whole deal.
Kill, force to fight, starve, beat, hang, bury alive, slam to concrete, electrocute, and drown hundred of dogs? That’s fine, just a tiny bit of jail time, team switch, and you’re good!
working in dog rescue, i see a lot of things on a daily basis that piss me off.
today however two things really just stuck out.
1) you probably shouldn’t get a two year old INTACT pit bull if you haven’t
- met the dog,
- owned a dog before,
- been around a pit bull before,
- aren’t ABLE to exercise a dog like that,
- have the money to get the dog fixed,
- HAVE THREE FUCKING CATS
and 2) you probably shouldn’t get a dog without a stable place to live
i am all done with humans.
Sometimes I’m almost overwhelmed by how much I love pit bulls. Working in rescue, I’ve seen some of the most abused pit bulls who so desperately want someone to love.
There was a pit bull who came in to the kennel I work at once as a stray. You could tell he had been fought, and you could tell he didn’t do very well. He had severe blunt force trauma to his head/neck, which I’m assuming came from a human kicking him. It caused his brain to sink lower in his cranium. He lost most motor function in his legs, and could only run, but not walk very well. And in order to stop himself, he’d have to slam himself into a wall or throw himself on the ground. We named him Forrest after his running abilities.
He was dog aggressive, but I don’t blame him. He was the absolute sweetest boy with people though. He always had a big smile on his face and he loved giving kisses.
We decided he had to be put to sleep however because he could barely walk and he was constantly hurting himself just to slow down. The day we put him down, he gave the vet kisses the whole time. I was waiting outside the room and when the vet told me he was gone, I went in to say goodbye. Very quietly I said “Hi baby boy” out of habit, and I heard a thumping noise. It was his tail. He wasn’t completely gone yet and could still hear me.
So when I hear people bash the breed, and say how all of them are evil, it’s very hard for me to contain my temper. Some of these dogs have been beaten, starved, electrocuted, drowned, hanged, I remember a dog named Milo who had acid poured on him and was lit on fire. And lived. I’m not saying these dogs are perfect. I know they’ve bitten people. But so has a dog of every. other. breed. I’ve been bitten by quite a few labradors.
These dogs make wonderful family pets. They make wonderful jogging partners. They are world class cuddlers and have mastered the art of the perfect kiss.
I will fight for this breed until the day I die, I just hope one day I don’t have to.
Yesterday I had a pleasure meeting a woman named Sherise Broussard. We were looking for a pit bull puppy to add to our family, and after doing a lot of research on rescues in our area, we found hers, “Heaven Sent Pit Bull Rescue”. Sherise is the only certified, legal pit bull rescue in the San Antonio, Texas area. She trains every dog to be therapy dogs and seeing eye dogs. She herself has seizures and has an amazing, lovely help dog named Pluto who has allowed her to do things she never was able to do. She is absolutely amazing, but she needs help raising money. I’ve never come to Tumblr for something like this, but I think it would be amazing to help this kind hearted woman help these dogs.
She is currently taking donations HERE and HERE.
If you can, please reblog/like this and spread the word. It really only takes a second to get this out there to people.
NYC Animal Care & Control - Manhattan Center
My name is Arcada. My animal ID # is A0955055. I am a male brown/white Pit Bull mix. I weigh 50.6 pounds and I am 3 years old. I have been at the shelter since 11 Jan 2013. I have a severe injury that needs some care as I am now three-legged but I am sure if someone could rescue me I would do just fine!!