last september ANGELA BURRUSS was featured in the pit nutter round up. she had just launched her dream job: 501C3 pit bull rescue, although she was still in the process of filing the paperwork. BURRUSS' feel good story was featured in a local paper.
less than 2 months later, my prediction came true. in october, after receiving complaints about noise and loose pit bulls, blount county SPCA launched an investigation that resulted in 14 pit bulls being rescued from the rescuer after finding the pit bulls living in filth, without food and water and in cramped cages they could barely turn around in. ANGELA BURRUSS relinquished 14 dogs to the county in order to avoid charges. BURRUSS admitted that she was overwhelmed and ill-prepared to deal with the immensity of the pit bull problem and then quickly shifted the blame to others.
“... There was a lack of help and resources, and I had been under the impression that (the SPCA) would have to allow me some time to rectify what they felt was an issue. There were no neighbors or anyone in the neighborhood that had been there to offer to help, either."wow. she went into this money making scheme expecting help from the SPCA and her neighbors? or she is just looking to point the finger of failure outside of her own stupidity?
watch the video in this link for interviews and video of the living conditions of ANGELA'S above ground cemetery. BURRUSS states she will restructure and expand and eventually move to a new location.
there was no mention of the little snafu with neighbors, the SPCA's investigation, or the surrender of 14 pit bulls on her facebook page in october but on january 16th, BURRUSS announced the restructuring/expansion with the addition of a new co-director, DANIEL HENRY, a donations administrator OSIE ROSETTA HENRY and a coordinator of events and sponsors MELANIE GRIGSBY. this is sure to be a winning combination that will put them on the fast track to success as "DANNY has an excellent taste in music!!"
let's meet the team that will turn ANGELA'S dream around.
|DANNY HENRY and ANGELA BURRUSS|
the last entry on AA pit bull rescue is february 18th, still no mention of her troubles or her surrender of dogs. on april 4th, WBIR reported that rescue angel BURRUSS surrendered 6 more pit bulls and requested that one of them be euthanized for aggressive behavior. WOOPS! so much for restructuring and expansion.
on march 29 i recieved the following email from Encarna Sanchez Puche with the subject "Let's Talk!":
Hi! My name is Encarna and I'm from Spain. I just readed your blog "Craven desires" and I don't agree with all the things you say. Please, note that I want to be polite. I would know from were you extracted that negative opinion from Pitbull breed. I agree that many of those dogs have mauled and even killed a lot of people but, there's also dogs from this breed that help people: they are used in K-9, they help disabled people, and the other day I even saw one guiding a man with Down syndrome. I don't want to force you to change your opinion or criticize, but sometimes the things you say can be offensive to responsible Pitbull owners. Just I want to share my opinion with you.
Greetings from Spain!
i apparently offended this young nutter when i did not dignify her email with a response because today she left the following comment:
I know that you won't publish this because you just publish what you want: You can say whatever to me but you're an ignorant that claps when an innocent pitbull is euthanized with no reason. Tell all your disgusting opinions about pitbulls to any of the families of an euthanized pitbull and you'll get as a gift a punch in your pretty face!i believe this is the first time i have received a compliment wrapped in a threat! but i digress. obviously she is not familiar with craven desires or she would know that i absolutely will publish her comment and her email.
in addition to being completely clueless regarding my behavior, i strongly suspected that she was completely clueless regarding pit bulls. the most rabid nutters seem to always fit the profile of those newly infected with the virus.
on January 9 at 9:55am Encarna Sánchez Puche asked for advice on a spanish amstaff site:
Hola por favor tengo una pregunta. Dentro de poco si todo va bien voy a adoptar un cachorro de esta raza y en mi opinión seria mejor coger una hembra porque me parece que son más tolerantes con otros animales, pues tengo tres loros en casa y son una parte muy importante de la familia. ¿Los machos pueden ser igual de buenos si los acostumbro desde pequeños? Es lo que más me preocupa del tema, por favor necesito que contesten pronto.i ran her comment through google translator:
hello I have a question please. soon if all goes well I will take a puppy of this breed and in my opinion it would be better to get a female because I think they are more tolerant of other animals, as I have three parrots at home and are a very important part of the family . Do the males can be just as good if accustomed from childhood? is what worries me the theme, please i need to answer soon.after a mere 90 days of pit bull ownership (assuming she did get one), this stupid little girl is an expert.
ENCARNA'S sister YOLANDA is also a pit nutter.
|YOLANDA and ENCARNA SANCHEZ|