This news article shows some rather intelligent and ginger thinking on behalf of three shelters in the Houston Texas area.
|With out knowing the history of most of these dogs,|
many nutters will rally to save them
"Veterinarian Susan Pickle says you can take one look at her pit bull, Rosy, and know the dog is nothing but sweet."
"In this line of work, it's very, very difficult to determine the good ones from the bad ones," said Dr. Dawn Blackmar, Harris County's director of veterinary health.
Heart Of The Article:
Just after Thanksgiving in 2006, two pit bulls attacked and killed little 4-year-old Pedro Rios outside his home in Northeast Harris County. Blackmar says she just can't take the risk of something like that happening with an adopted pit bull.
"My biggest concern is that we don't have enough information on each individual dog to be able to predict their behavior," Blackmar said. "I think the problem with any breed really is a people problem," said Christopher Newport, a city spokesmanfor BARC. "It's not the problem with the dog."
Unsurprisingly the Pro-pit veterinarian completely ignores the wise and considerate words that the other person had to say.
And of course, Bad Rap is in a tizzy about this. Calling the sound precaution as Dark Aged Thinking....