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Posts Tagged "pit bull terrier"

Michael Vick and the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame

There are far more important things to do to help animals than continue following Michael Vick.

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Removing breed labels from adoptable pets

All dogs are individuals, so Best Friends and other shelters are working to see if removing speculative breed identifications help or hurt the adoption process.

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Nine years in: How the Vicktory dogs helped change the future for millions of dogs

After the Vicktory dogs were given a second chance, people and policymakers from around the world began to see pit-bull-terrier-like dogs in a new light.

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Diggy dodges breed ban, but unjust law still needs to be overturned

Diggy the dog, suspected of being a pit bull terrier in a town with breed-discriminatory legislation, wins his case. But what about other dogs in Michigan?

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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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Viral adoption story highlights absurdity of breed discrimination

Best Friends working with Make Michigan Next coalition on legislation to insure that all dogs in the state are evaluated as individuals, not categories.

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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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The best is yet to come

With the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, National Conference, Strut Your Mutt, and many positive trends, 2015 looks to be a great year for animals.

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