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Pet of the Week – MaxFebruary 10, 2018

Protect Your Pet in Cold Weather

Spay and Neuter Your Dogs and Cats

Help combat the myths about Pit Bulls to save the lives of thousands of these sweet, adoptable dogs.

There are many actions you can take to help pit bulls in your local community and nationwide throughout the year including:

 1.     Get your Pit Bull or Pit Mix fixed!  Although this is a very popular breed, there is an overabundance of them in most shelters due to irresponsible breeding.

2.  Help your Pit Bull to be an ambassador and role model as a well-behaved and socialized dog.  A great place to start is the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Certificate. Pit Bulls that earn this certificate are well prepared to show others the wonderful qualities of the breed.

3. Explore adoption or fostering.  Thousands of Pit Bulls end up in shelters every year due to abuse, over-breeding and abandonment. Pit Bulls can make very sweet, loyal family dogs and provide a lifetime of joy.

4. Speak up both in person and on social media to help negate the fear and bias generated by parts of the media against this wonderful breed.

5.  Oppose breed-specific legislation (BSL), the term for laws that either regulate or ban certain dog breeds in an effort to decrease dog attacks on humans and other animals.  Breed-specific laws have NOT proved effective and unfairly target good dogs and their human families.

6.     Join the ASPCA advocacy brigade and help fight for better laws that protect animals from cruelty including dog fighting.

Barbara Bruin

Animal Lover and Advocate

About the Author

I was one of those people who couldn't stand to go to "the pound" because I was haunted and overwhelmed by the number of animals and knowing that many of them wouldn't get out alive.

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Wally got Lalo from the shelter, brought him home, and to this day he has not been sick once. He is a bit of a scaredy cat but he’s loving and talkative and a big part of the family since all of our kids are gone. We couldn’t be more indebted to Barbara for saving our cat and so many others through her foster program.

Carol Wight

Gabriel’s story is just one of many true stories of our shelter animals. Gabriel would not have had a story had it not been for Barbara Bruin. Our family would have missed out on such a beautiful blessing.

Mary Jaynes