The Pit Bull Dilemma

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If you’ve ever visited a shelter, one thing is very apparent to you and that is the overwhelming number of pit bulls and pit mixes there are.  The numbers are so disproportionate that it’s staggering.  What is the answer?  Is it BSL (breed specific legislation), is it mandatory spay neuter, it is education, outreach?  Or is there no real answer …

Smoke and Mirrors

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Well after yesterdays post “Laying the Blame” I saw countless responses in favor and many who tried to slam my opinion. How can anyone see what I’m saying as wrong?  Simple, they don’t address it.  Why won’t anyone just come out and say “If you dump a dog at a shelter, you are wrong.”  Instead they cry and scream about …

Laying the Blame

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I’ve been kind of absent from blogging and such lately as I’m dealing with a very difficult personal situation right now.  However I feel compelled to write this post because I am so pissed off. Having worked in rescue for several years and having instituted and developed programs that have saved thousands of lives I believe I have a right …

Breeders.. the good the bad and the ugly…

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Nothing draws as much controversy among animal rights and animal rescue people as the discussion of breeders. I believe that anyone who loves animals is worth including in a group that benefits animals – such as animal rescue. If we ostracize breeders we are fighting a battle alone that could use the help of anyone willing to lend a hand. …

The Breeder – Your Friend

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I probably have less of a problem with breeders than some people in rescue, but there is still an underlying issue that needs to be addressed.  So long as there are 5 million shelter animals dying in shelters, why do breeders continue?  The biggest problem with breeders is that most are not checked out, which means you are dealing with a potential of puppy …