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Posts Tagged "pit bulls"

No-kill 2025: Small town, big challenges

Best Friends assists with lifesaving efforts at under-resourced and over-burdened shelter in Edinburg, Texas.

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When it comes to pit-bull-terrier-like dogs, the public leads

Public perception shifting on how we view dogs who look like pit bull terriers.

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Remembering Handsome Dan

Vicktory dog crosses the Rainbow Bridge and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

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Delta chooses discrimination over public safety and science

Airline plans to stop allowing individuals with disabilities to travel with “pit bull type dogs.”

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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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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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