Pit bulls are family dogs!

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Posted at www.dancingdogblog.com/ –I’m glad this mosaic may contribute to humane education!

Pit bulls are 40% of the dogs that come into the shelter here in Louisville, and about 5% of those adopted. Guess what happens to the rest. Fear of pit bulls is mostly media hype and discrimination based on false stereotypes. Pit bulls do as well or better on temperament testing as Golden Retrievers, and they compare pretty well to some popular family dogs. Check out www.atts.org/statistics.html and www.badrap.org/rescue/

These are almost all different dogs: Moose in the center, then across the top: Moose Jr., Indie, Little Green Eyes, Missy and Indie, Journey, Bernard, Demon, Missy, Gigi, Embry, Wigglebutt, Crow. Crow’s the only one not from the Metro Animal Services shelter in Louisville, and he was adopted from a shelter in Merced, California. Of the dogs in this mosaic, Gigi and Wigglebutt were euthanized. The rest were adopted.

1. two beautiful smiles, 2. moose junior, 3. settling in, 4. Not available, 5. Missy has a sister!, 6. Journey–Adopted April 4, 2009, 7. Bernard–adopted 4-29-09 after 4 months in the shelter, 8. Not available, 9. Missy–adopted 4-11-09, 10. gigi blur, 11. embry–adopted!, 12. pleeeeease take me home!, 13. up against the wall14. Not available15. Not available16. Not available

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