Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Gypsy - A Happy Tale

Many of us remember the story of the dog Gypsy, an abandoned pit bull in North Carolina, found by a good samaritan in horrible shape. Her story traveled around the Internet a few years back. She captured the hearts of many. Veterinary medical professionals took her case and perform reconstructive surgery on her jaw. Tri-County Animal Rescue

Just tooling through the Internet, I happened upon and update on dear, sweet Gypsy. Though this page is a little old (2006), Gypsy's story serves as a reminder that even pit bulls that have been horribly abused and likely fought, can become good pets and loving companions!

Thanks to Tri-County Animal Rescue and Gypsy for reminding us of the good things in life...

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Some good news out of Los Angeles!

Villalobos Rescue Center (Agua Dulce, CA) and Los Angeles Animal Services have teamed up to create The Pit Bull Training Academy. The program is geared toward raising awareness and improving adoptions for pit bull type dogs which make up 40% of shelter impounds in Los Angeles City shelters.

The old South Los Angeles Annex Shelter location will only house pit bulls, freeing up kennel space at the new facility for other, non-pit bull impounds. The pit bulls may receive training and rehabilition. Just as the dogs are maligned for their look or breed, so, too, are their handlers which are State of California Department of Corrections parolees. Handlers learn general dog care and training skills.

The Pit Bull Training Academy will have a Grand Opening event on August 4, 2007 from 10AM-5PM at the South Los Angeles Annex Shelter located at 3320 W. 36th St, Los Angeles, CA. For additional information and to RSVP, call 661-268-0555 or email Training@vrcpitbull.com

Friday, July 20, 2007

A Star is Born

We recently read a great story out of Wilkes-Barre, PA regarding "Thanos", a rescued pit bull who is starring in a production of the musical Oliver. With all that's wrong in the world today, it's always great to see another happy tale (tail?) featuring a pit bull - and a rescued one to boot. If anyone happens to catch this production, we'd love to have a picture of the star for this blog.

Way to go Thanos! You show them!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Summer Shopping - No Time Like Now!

How can you turn drinking coffee, buying your pet's medications, summer reading or picking up a new toy for your favorite pibble into financial support for PBRC?

By shopping online using Pit Bull Rescue Central's retail affiliates!

Amazon.com, Doctors Foster and Smith, 1-800-PetMeds, and PetSmart are just some of the companies that you will find listed in PBRC’s Poppy Shop. Companies in our affiliate program donate back a percentage of your purchases to PBRC. What a convenient way of using your everyday purchases to support and further PBRC's mission.

What child wouldn't look fabulous heading back to school in PBRC gear from CafePress? There are styles for kids of all ages in the PBRC Store!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Positive Pit Bull News

With all the bad media attention given to our dogs these days, it’s always nice to see some good news.

Did you hear about “Blue” the beautiful pit bull mix in New York who saved a 7 year old girl from an attempted sexual assault? There are pit bull heroes everywhere, and it’s just too bad we don’t hear more about them. We all know how instinctive our bullies can be.

On a lighter note “Carmel” in Quincy, Massachusetts won The Herald-Whig's No. 1 Pet Contest, receiving 7,841 of the 42,503 votes cast. On top of that, it cost voters $0.25 each time they voted, with all monies raised going to the local humane society. So not only did this pup have the greatest number of fans, she also helped to earn money to help homeless pets. We think this contest is a really great idea in general.

Wouldn’t it be nice to see more good news about pit bulls in the paper? We’ll try to be sure to share them with you every chance we get here at our blog! If you've heard any positive pit bull stories lately, please be sure to let us know!