the HAMILTON HUMANE SOCIETY scandal inspired a reader to update the pit nutter bingo cards.
thank you shar pei mix!
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He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors. Thomas Jefferson
|Tony Yeary reliving his nightmare|
|owner of the rampaging killer|
About Apollookay cravenites. pop quiz. who believes:
Sometimes humankind baffles even the most jaded animal advocate.
Apollo and his sister Athena were found locked in a windowless storage unit with no food, water or ventilation on May 17, 2011. It is likely that they had been in there for up to one week. The police seized the dogs and brought them to HSHC for safekeeping. Understandably, Apollo was fearful of all the new people, noises and attention. But he was so grateful to be in a safe and caring place with food, water and an air-conditioned kennel. He weighs 52 lbs. now, but only weighed 45lbs when he arrived revealing every bone in his body. As you might expect, his medical exam showed him to be emaciated, dirty, dehydrated, his tail was broken and bleeding, his ears were infected and his tooth was broken. We estimate him to be about 4 years old, an American Pit Bull mix who we have had neutered. He has a perpetually worried brow, but we are seeing that improve each day.
It is one year later, and Apollo is still waiting for his forever home. It has been a long road to recovery for this sweet boy. He has gone from having to be carried in and out of the kennel because he was too scared to walk to being able to walk on leash with the encouragement of our dedicated staff and volunteers. He is finding his courage more and more every day through the power of love. He loves to have his belly rubbed and takes treats gently. Due to a lack of socialization, he is selective about other dogs and is not good with cats. He would be best suited in a home as the only dog and with children ages 13 and up due to his sometimes nervous nature.
We recently attended the trial of the person responsible for leaving Apollo and his sister Athena is such horrific conditions, and were pleased to report he was convicted of animal neglect and cruelty and ordered to pay restitution to the Humane Society.
Now the only unfinished business we have is to find the home for Apollo that he has always deserved. His owner needs to be patient and understanding of Apollos past, but the reward theyll receive with his undying love and loyalty will be well worth it. You must be 21 to adopt our sweet Greek god!
"There are scores of accounts of farmers being gored, trampled and killed by bulls. In addition to farmers, children, women and elderly persons were also killed when they had the misfortune to encounter an aggressive bull. In one twenty year span, from 1880 to 1899, there were over 150 recorded newspaper accounts of people being attacked and killed by cattle. Clearly, cattle presented a real and constant danger." KAREN DELISE
Justice is served! GUND released images of Jonny's doll, set to hit the shelves sometime in late summer. Soon every kid in America can have his very own plushy mascot of the dogs who survived the very worst (Bad Newz Kennels) to show us their very best.
Oakland area folks: You better believe we'll be having a big happy party to celebrate. And a mass movement to flip that right ear over in honor of our little buddy and all he's done to shine a light on pit bulls and their blocky headed cousins.
|america's dog - made in china|