July 25th, 2007
|rayvenfaerie||09:01 am - Pgh area pit lovers . . .|
I'm not sure if this is against policy, but I am certainly hoping it is not.
I've recently created a group for responsible pitbull owners and those whom love, respect and wish to help the American Pitbull Terrier (and countless pit-mixes) in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.
Pittsburgh has a serious problem with the overbreeding and abuse of these animals.
Feel free to join, there are many pups out there who need all the help they can get plus, it's a place to discuss your own pit stories and pets.
Thanks for your time and compassion!
I used to work for a shelter in the pittsburgh area that put pits to sleep as soon as they came in the door. That was their policy. The vets doing the euthanasia got so fed up with putting amazingly loving animals to sleep that they started calling the pits 'boxer mixes' just to avoid the initial pts. Every day working there I would see more and more amazing pits that I had grown deeply attached to being put to sleep because they were deemed 'unadoptable' because of their breed. Every day I would see people come into the shelter ....play with an animal...fall in love with that animal...learn he/she was a pit...or even part pit... and quickly call someone over to put the dog back in its cage.
A couple of weeks ago i got fired from this same shelter for speaking up to two supervisors about how they were putting cats to sleep because their cages were too dirty...
ghandi once said ... 'you can judge a nation's moral progress by the way they treat their animals'.
this is unfortunetly a very true statement.
somethings are worth speaking up about.
|Date:||July 2nd, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)|| |
in 94-95 i lived in pixburgh for college, art institute, i ventured the Bee Hive in Oakland. From what i've heard Pitt S%%Ted it by "expanding" there hold on the Oakland area. I went to the Carson street BeeHive, just not as much. I'm glad to see at least one survives. I love the integration of art, coffee, and atmosphere. Unfortunately nothing and i mean nothing exists like it in the toledo Ohio area. If you ever think of branching out doing a small franchise let me know, i could get a few people interested very easily.