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A resident of Bluefield, discovered 10 pit bull puppies dumped in dog food bags on a Bluefield back road. Investigators recovered the puppies bodies on Tuesday from a dump site. A property owner, Bernard Neal, cut open the bags which revealed 10 lifeless puppies around 6 months old. A necropsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. “Every animal cruelty case is awful, but at this point I couldn’t tell you how bad this actually is,” McGinnis said. “Until we determine the cause of death of these animals I can’t speculate this is an animal cruelty case.” A pit bull awareness team is offering a cash reward for any tips that leads to a conviction. “The reason why anyone would do this is because of the city’s stupid ordinance against pit bulls,” Neal said. “Pit bulls aren’t dangerous. It’s these idiots that own them that makes them dangerous,” Neal said. 

Since there is an ordinance against pit bulls, the city council is just as guilty as the person who did it.  

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Free spay and neutering procedures for pit bulls and pit mixes are being offered The Sacramento Animal Shelter after they have received a grant to provide it. Two zip codes in the city will be able to have these free procedures done. Gina Knepp, the shelter manager, says that 40% of the 5,000 dogs in the shelter are either pit bulls or pit mixes. The $5,000 grant that was given to the Sacramento Animal Shelter was from the Chako Pit Bull Rescue will allow the shelter to help most of the stay pit bulls in the 95816 and 95818 area codes.

The dogs that are not adopted will be euthanized, however, the adoption rates for the dogs are 60% but Knepp says there are still too many. Knepp says “If i treat say 200 hundred animals, 100 pairs, with 3 to 8 puppies a pair. That’s a lot of animals.” For the owners who choose to take the free spay and neuter offer, the city will throw in micro chipping, vaccinations, I.D tags and collars and city license. The city would save money if they didn’t deal with pit bulls and pit mixes and other animals. You don’t need to be an owner of a pit bull to get these discounts, the shelter also does have a yearly round spay and neuter program based on income for any breed.

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg police rescued 27 pit bulls and arrested two men in what they are calling the biggest dog fighting operation they’ve ever seen. The two men arrested, Melvin Smith and Lefonze Williams, were both charged with felony training of animals with the purpose of dog fighting and baiting. The dogs that were taken from the operation are evidence in the case but they will be sent to a rehab facility and will be observed so they can be adopted. The dogs had some scarring, but overall were healthy and happy, said Chris Dozier of Animal Care and Control. The officers who responded to the scene had heard dogs barking behind a large fence on the property and then they saw a few pit bulls chained to spiked driving into the ground. The Animal Care and Control was called to the scene and the officers had found evidence “consistent with training dogs for the purposes of fighting” and there was aerial footage also showed more evidence of the dog fighting operation. 

The officers obtained a search warrant and found the 27 dogs, a dog fighting arena and other evidence like tethers, antibiotics for the animals and also two few week old puppies dead on the property.

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The “Puppy Bowl” on Animal Planet is a yearly program on TV,  that is like the Super Bowl but except football players, they use puppies! The show consists of a number of puppies playing in a model stadium that looks like an actual football field, with commentary on what they’re doing. This years “Puppy Bowl” lineup is featuring two pure bred pit  bulls and four pit bull mixes out of thirty one puppies. However, the Puppy Bowl takes place in Miami and there has been a twenty year ban on pit bulls. Failed efforts to downturn the legislation last year, Miami-Dade is the only county in Florida that has an active pit bull ban. Animal Planet has been doing an amazing job with promoting pit bulls and changing peoples misconceptions about the breed. You can watch The Puppy Bowl this Sunday at 3 p.m. 

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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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Chris Browns pit bull, Breezy, had 8 puppies at the end of February and is selling them for $1000 a puppy. Brown has a site dedicated to the puppies and getting them good homes. This isn’t a new career move, his dog was not neutered (like most celebrities and their dogs)

Brown should look at spaying and neutering his dogs so he can avoid this happening again. There are thousands of unwanted pits in shelters across the world and if he wants them to get good homes then he shouldn’t be selling them on the internet. He obviously doesn’t care about the care of the dogs or getting them new homes, he just wants to make money off them. There are thousands of thousands of dogs being euthanized every day, and that’s where his puppies could end up. If Chris really understood the breed he would use his own money and put it towards shelters and to bring awareness to the discriminatory legislation against them. Chris is no advocate for the breed, doesn’t understand them and is simply just a user of their image.

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