Family Dogs: Beloved Pit Bullsby Karyn Zoldan on May. 19, 2011, under Animal Cruelty, Animal News, Dogs, Canines, Fun with Fido, Barking Encouraged
While some cities and municipalities are endorsing breed specific legislation (BSL) against Pit Bulls, here’s a sweet pictorial of Nanny Dogs.
Once upon a time before Pit Bulls had the bad rap they do now, they were family dogs captured in pastoral, loving photographs.
But in Denver it’s a whole other story: In May of 2005, Denver Animal Control was swept up in the irrational hysteria surrounding Pit Bulls and began aggressively enforcing a city-wide ban that had been in effect since 1990. Denver initiated a city-wide sweep of Pit Bull-type dogs, seizing beloved family pets and killing them against their owner’s will. In 2005 and 2006 alone, Denver ripped apart families left and right, seizing dogs and putting 1,453 to death.
In the plus column and not in Denver, is a sweet story of a Pit Bull who goes into the classroom to give kids confidence about learning and interacting with dogs. Go Gladys!
(Photo: Karyn Zoldan met Edison at the AZ Animal Fair. His adopter said he was badly mistreated as a puppy. Edison knew he was much loved now and his deafness was not a problem as he learned by hand signals.)