Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.
A Word About Breeding Pit Bulls…Don’t!
11,680 Pit Bull type dogs died in Virginia shelters last year because they could not find a home or a responsible owner. Pit Bull breeders and dog fighters have much in common.
Both profess to love the breeds and both are killing them.
Every time a puppy is born, another homeless dog dies.
On the average breeders are killing Pit Bulls 10 at a time.
Many people purchase a dog without researching the breed, only to discover that the dog they have does not fit the life they live. This is especially true for Bullie Breeds because of their high energy level and their misrepresentation by the media. Any dog perceived to be a Pit Bull, or Pit mix, in a shelter or rescue, has been behavior tested and found to be safe for adoption.
Shelter dogs are not damaged goods! Many Shelter dogs are pure bred, some even with “papers”. Unfortunately, too many people do not think it through before getting a pet, and wonderful animals end up in shelters and rescues.
When choosing a pet, there is no true advantage to choosing a pure bred dog over a mixed breed. Actually, most mixed breed owners will tell you their dogs have fewer health problems than the pure bred dogs they have owned or are familiar with. If you have done your research and you know what breed will best fit your lifestyle, simply Google the breed followed by the word Rescue.
Don’t Breed! Don’t Buy! Adopt and Save A Life!
Every concerned citizen and responsible pet owner should do everything possible to make sure that their pet does not contribute to the staggering number of homeless animals in Virginia.
Innocent healthy animals are dying every day, due to a lack of space and responsible owners. This is our fault. It is our problem to deal with. The spaying or neutering of one pet does make a difference.
Spay and Neuter your pets!
Roxy and Company, Virginia Beach