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On October 13th, a pit bull awareness event was hosted by A Darrah Bull Bully Rescue (ADBBR) in Pennsylvania. Six 8-week old pit bull puppies were poisoned at this event, how ironic right? Renae Metz, one of the founders of ADBBR, noticed that Yogi, one of the puppies, that his stomach was bloated, eyes were glazed over and he had trouble holding his head up. Yogi was then rushed to the animal hospital called Ebensburg Animal Hospital, where he later died. The other 5 puppies, were sent to the animal hospital for observation and they were given IV fluids, sadly, one of the pups (Takota) died. There was a necropsy done which confirmed poisoning, and a veterinarian suspects it was bleach or a bleach substance that was put in their water bowls. This caused their livers to bleed and a few days earlier, the puppies were given a clean bill of health by the vet. ADBBR is offering a $2,500 reward to whoever has information leading to convict the subject(s). The state police and State Warden Dog are actively investigating the poisoning. The rest of the puppies are in foster homes and are waiting for adoption. 

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This has been surfacing the media since Kelly Ripa made many people angry when she commented, calling pit bulls dangerous saying: “But the gangster’s dog is uh, I mean if it’s a gangster it would have to be a dangerous, uh, Pit Bull kind of dog, right?” on her show on October 10th. The star of “The Big Bang Theory” Kaley Cuoco, responded on Twitter saying “Did Kelly Ripa really say “all pits are dangerous” on her show this am? I didn’t see it, just hearing through twitter.. True or false?” A fan then said yes, it was true, then Cuoco tweeted “Completely heart broken and disappointed.” And later tweeted, “I really hope @KellyRipa didn’t say what I think she said this am regarding pit bulls. #Please don’t be true.” Cuoco wasn’t the only one disappointed and tweeting Kelly Ripa, other people were tweeting Ripa, one person tweeted  “Shame on you- encouraging discrimination & stereotyping @KellyRipa! October is pit bull awareness month: GET EDUCATED in this time!” People also tweeted her asking to take back the comment she made about the breed. There is a petition on Change.org asking Kelly to volunteer at a pit bull shelter so she can educate herself and get to know the dogs so hopefully she won’t make anymore ignorant comments. 

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The month of October is “National Pit bull Awareness Day” and because of that, the League for Animal Protection and the town of Huntington are co-sponsoring a free spay and neuter program for pit bulls and pit mixes. There are veterinarians that have agreed to participate in the program so during October, the owners are able to bring their pits in and have them fixed. There are so many pit bulls in shelters that desperately need a home and by spaying and neutering them, we are able to control the population of pit bulls so we don’t see more in the shelter.

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