adopting a pit bull… breeding dogs

There are between 4,000 and 6,000 animal shelters in the United States. The number of cats and dogs entering those shelters each year is roughly 6-8 million! However, only 30% of the dogs and 2%-5% of the cats are actually reclaimed by their owners. This means the total number of cats and dogs euthanized by shelters annually is 3-4 million! It is estimated that 1 million of those dogs are “Pit Bulls”.

Shelters in large cities across the U.S. typically find themselves with a “Pit Bull” population of anywhere from 40% to 60% of the total shelter population and a national average of 33%. Many shelters needing more space will opt to euthanize “Pit Bulls” before any other type of dog due to this overwhelming number.

Visit your local animal shelter to check it out… and then DO Something to educate, adopt, spay/neuter and help pit bulls…

one pit bull rescue in the high desert near LA that I hope to visit some time is VillaLobos, they have about 200 pit bulls who need adoption… and they also have a show pit bulls and parolees on animal planet…

Last night, I watched the new show Pit Boss on Animal Planet, quite interesting. Shorty, the owner of a pit bull rescue in LA, fosters pit bulls and is against breeding because of the above mentioned problems. He has several pit bulls and clearly loves the breed.

cute pit bulls…


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One response to “adopting a pit bull… breeding dogs

  1. If only people would care enough to educate themselves. The numbers you talk about are evident in the shelters here in Florida.

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