a grant has been awarded to manatee and sarasota counties for free pit bull sterilization in hopes of breaking the vicious cycle of dump and pump with euthasol.
shelter officials cannot fully explain why pit bulls are lost, abandoned or mistreated more than other breeds.
okay, i'll take at stab at it. pit bulls are lost more than other breeds/types of dogs because they are escape artists. pit bulls are abandoned more often than other breeds/types of dogs because they have greater exercise needs than other breeds/types and a lot of people don't find crate & rotate doesn't fit their lifestyle when the wiggle butt commences to scrappin with their other dog. pit bulls are mistreated more than other breeds/types of dogs because knuckle dragging neanderthals are drawn to pits.
TAMI TREADWAY, animal control supervisor of the sarasota county animal shelter says 80-90% of all dogs they house are pit and pit mixes. WOW! 80-90%. i had to see this for myself. i also wanted to see kind of dogs would be not be eligible for the freebies.
Sarasota County Animal Shelter i counted 47 dogs, 21 of them were LISTED as pit bull, bulldog or mix. that's only 45%. where's the other 35%? maybe in the back under a 10 day hold? or possibly sporting the "boxer" moniker?
let's take a look at some of the dogs not eligible for free spay neuter: