"Cherry's Happy Ending"
Another Vicktory Dog, Cherry, rescued
from Michael Vick's dog fiighting ring, has been adopted out to his forever family.
"Welcome Home Snaps"
Last June a group of teenagers were
seen kicking a dog in SeaTac, Washington, and when witnesses confronted them, they used the dog to attack them. The story
made headlines, and for poor Snaps, it looked like the end of the road.
April 9, 2009
"Pit Bull Saves
Holland Woman From Abductor"
"Italy Revokes Breed Ban"
Official claims law had no scientific foundation
someone is getting it right -Viva Italia!!
February 6, 2009
"Vicktory Dog Goes
The first Vicktory dog (rescued from Michael
Vick's Bad Newz Kennels) has found a home! Halle, and her best doggy pal, Tacoma, have found a loving home with
a family all their own. Take the picture-link to read the full story in the Best Friends Newsletter.
February 2, 2009
"New Shelter Director Debates Adopting Out Pit Bulls"
It's sad and ridiculous that it's
even an issue to debate, but kudos to the new Director at Indianapolis Animal Care and Control for seeing through the BS about
Pit Bulls. Current policy only gives PB's 4 days to live at IACC -disgusting. But it looks like Doug
Rae may help turn the tides for these pups. (And, if you want a dose of ignorant fear mongering, check out some
of the Reader's Comments. Yikes.)
December 23, 2008
"What Happened to Michael Vick's Dogs?"
By Jim Gorant
FINALLY! In 1987, Sports Illustrated
published an inflammatory and grossly imbalanced story about Pit Bulls that (believe it or not) has been cited by "experts"
as proof positive that Pit Bulls are inherently dangerous. Thank goodness we had a sports entertainment rag
to keep us all safe and informed, right?
But it looks like S.I. has finally come
up to speed. Their article in the December 2008 issue takes a fair and frank look at the dogs rescued from Bad Newz
Kennels - the conditions they came from, the legal battle to save their lives and, ultimately, their integration
into safe, loving forever homes. It's a must-read! Take the picture link to the full article...
December 18, 2008
"Hero Dog Found in NJ, Chased Burglar from New City Home"
NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP/1010 WINS) -- A 1-year-old pit bull mix has
been found after she apparently chased an intruder from her family's New City home on Tuesday.
Kola - a sick
1-year-old black pit bull mix - was found in New Jersey, its owner Mitch Rosen said.
Yesterday a woman found Kola
tied to a pole at a Costco and then took her to an animal shelter. Rosen later identified her and took her home.
Rosen said he and his wife entered their home around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and noticed that a window was broken. They also noticed
muddy footprints in the house and that Kola was gone.
It appears that the dog chased the intruder out
of the house before anything was stolen from the New City home.
Rosen and his family rescued Kola earlier
this year after she was seized from a dog-fighting ring in Yonkers.
December 7, 2008
Bull Helps Children Learn to Read"
By Mary Forney, Staff Writer
Kudos to Hyundai for
using a Pit Bull in their ad!
Stray Pit Bull Saves Woman, Child from Attacker
CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The wandering 65-pound Pit Bull mix might have seemed menacing to some passerby, but one woman will always
remember him as her "guardian angel.
The dog, which authorities think is lost and not a stray, successfully thwarted a robbery attack on a mother and her
2-year-old son, who were held at knifepoint Monday afternoon.
The Florida woman, who has been identified by authorities simply as "Angela," was leaving
a playground with her toddler son in Port Charlotte when a man approached her in the parking lot with a knife and told her
not to make any noise or sudden movements.
didn't have to do either to protect herself and her child -- a dog mysteriously ran to the scene and charged the man,
who quickly fled.
think the dog physically attacked the man, but he went at him and was showing signs of aggression, just baring his teeth and
growling and barking. It was clear he was trying to defend this woman," Animal Control Lt. Brian Jones told Pet Pulse.
"I don't know what this man's intentions
were, but it is very possible this dog saved her life.
The exceptional part of the story, Jones said, is that the dog had never met or even seen the people it quickly jumped
"You hear about
family dogs protecting their owners, but this dog had nothing to do with this woman or her kid," Jones said. "He
was like her guardian angel.
After the alleged thief ran away, Angela quickly placed her son, Jordan, in the car and tried to drive off. Before she could,
though, the dog jumped into her backseat, waiting with her for the police and animal control officers to arrive at the scene.
The dog was transported to a local shelter and
if his owners don't step forward within five days, Jones said, Angela and her family plan to adopt the savior she named
officers and shelter workers believe Angel is lost, and not a stray, because of his good health, sturdy weight and mild temperament.
"It's funny, that someone's irresponsibility
could have saved someone's life," Jones said of Angel's possible owners.
For Angela, it doesn't matter where the dog came from, just that he
was there when she needed him most.
don't know what his [the thief's] intentions were -- I don't know why he did it, but I'm glad that -- we call
him Angel -- I'm glad that Angel showed up because I don't know what would have happened," Angela told NBC2 News.
Gina Pettrow and her service dog, Chloe,
were asked to leave a Huntington Beach Wal-Mart because Chloe is a Pit Bull. But Costa Mesa is giving this sweet girl
the star treatment...
Leo, one of 53 dogs rescued from Michael
Vick's dogfighting ring, is showing his true colors as a therapy dog in Los Gatos, CA.
Wallace the Pit Bull wins
the 2007 Purina Incredible Dog Challenge Freestyle Flying Disc National Championship!