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Posts Tagged "pit-bull terrier type dogs"

California governor signs bill to save dogs seized in fight ring busts

Thanks to recent legislation with bipartisan support, dogs seized from fighting cases in California now have a chance at new lives.

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A farewell to Tug, the Vicktory dog

Tug, one of the dogs rescued from Michael Vick’s property, crosses the Rainbow Bridge and will be missed by the many who knew and loved him.

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Who should you believe — some reporter or your lying eyes?

Many shelter pit bull terrier identifications are wrong, which can result in grave consequences. Removing labels allows adopters to pick on merits, not stereotypes.

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The Champions: A game changer for pit-bull-like dogs

Documentary chronicles how five dogs rescued from Michael Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels have helped spread the message that dogs are individuals, regardless of breed.

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The absurdity (and tragedy) of breed-discriminatory laws

After her pit bull terrier saves her from an abusive boyfriend, woman is forced to rehome her dog because of a breed-discriminatory law.

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Julie Castle at TEDxSaltLakeCity: Monumental change through building bridges

Julie Castle’s TEDxSaltLakeCity Talk discusses how the Vicktory dogs have helped change policies and public perceptions surrounding pit bull terrier-type dogs.

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Holiday hysteria hits again

Don’t perpetrate Internet hoaxes. It’s important to check the facts before sharing inaccurate animal welfare posts online.

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Strut your pit bull … er, mutt!

Strut Your Mutt in New York City raises more than $281,000 and showcases many friendly pit-bull-terrier-like dogs, helping overcome their undeserved stereotypes.

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Best Friends staff members get involved locally to Save them All

The commitment to Save Them All extends beyond the 9-5 workday for many remote Best Friends employees who advocate for animals in their own communities.

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The continuing upside of the Michael Vick dogfighting bust

Vicktory dogs serve as models for lifesaving Delaware law that now ensures dogs seized from dogfighting ring busts to be individually evaluated.

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