A friend of mine, Lori Hilton Brizius, used to be the director of Laredo Animal Protective Society until five days ago. She was a tremendous bully breed advocate and now in just 5 short days of her not being in charge, they have already made a directive to not adopt out any bully breeds. This is devastating for her, and for all of us bully breed advocates.
As so many of us have seen, more and more shelters are closing their adoption doors to our “Nanny Dogs”. That is what they were considered afterall, if you look back in history the bullies were all pictured with their little humans, standing proudly and lovingly next to them.
One of my favorite new articles : “For over one hundred years, Americans knew “pit bulls” for what they did best. Babysitting.” – Yonah Ward Grossman; has fantastic pictures and says it best by saying, “The most tolerant, patient, gentle breed of dogs is now embarrassingly portrayed as the most dangerous. It would be funny if the new reputation did not mean 6,000 are put to death every day, by far the highest number of any other breed euthanized.
That’s a lot of babysitters.”
I find it disheartening to know that a shelter that had success adopting out our bullies, has now shut the door completely to them. One by one, shelters are quickly becoming mass murder arenas for one of the most misunderstood dogs out there. We are seeing pure hatred at its best here, the cruel reality of how badly our shelter systems need to change. Breed prejudice, cold-hearted, malevolent employees paid to show compassion and care to helpless animals who cannot speak for themselves; instead taking the front line on the slaughtering of an entire breed (s).
Did we not learn anything from the past? Our ancestors targeted Bloodhounds, German Shepards, Dobermans, even St. Bernards at one time. They learned it was the human not the breed, but not this generation of shelters. Bull breeds have been the victim of the media for years, sadly humans fall for eye catching morbid headlines. This leaves room for the malicious shelter staff members to continue their annihilation of a breed so many of us love and try so hard to protect.
I too, like many of my bully fans, stand on the front line; but we stand on the Bully side of the war. < The compassionate, caring and determined side.>
Join me in my persistence. I will be writing Laredo about this ridiculous act, will you?
for the address: 2500 Gonzaelz St, Laredo,Tx 78040
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