Just an update for everyone. First thanks for all of your help and info. Unfortunately I haven't had any luck finding homes for my babies. The criticals were the two adults, my male, Shadow and female Jazmin. At this point, it looks like they're going to have to go to the shelter. It's breaking my heart, and I don't think I'm going to be able to do it. I'm going to have to get someone else to do it for me.
I have a question for Shiny. Do you know of any pit friendly shelters? I don't care if I have to travel. I'm in yonkers. I want them to go where they'll have the best chance of finding a home and I don't think that'll happen in Yonkers. I'm afraid they'll just put them down. If you have any info I'd appreciate it. Thanks again everyone!
My heart breaks for you. I am so sorry you have to go through this. This kind of thing is never going to be forgotten. Maybe something will come up when you lest expect it. That is kind of how life works.
Come on people. Someone said they would take her dogs. Who was it?
I am sorry that you haven't been able to find good homes for your babies. I live in Atlanta, GA, so I am not familiar with the shelters in your area. I will be glad to look on the internet and to ask some pit people who live nearer to you if there are some good shelters with a high adoption rate. I have some friends in Portland, Oregon who say they have no kill shelters with good adoption rates. Also, maybe you can call the people at Badrap. They seem to be a wonderful shelter, but they are located in San Francisco, which is quite a drive from you. However, they may have some connections in your area. It's worth a try to call and see. http://www.badrap.org
Again, best of luck. If I find anything that sounds pretty good, I will post it here.
Be careful with "free to good home"- that is a great way to attract bunchers- they go around and collect free dogs to sell to research facilities for about $15 each. Not good. Also, you will get all kinds of people that would probably love to use your pets to train their fighting dogs with.
If you were to do a free ad, most definitely make sure the person calling is okay with the dogs being spayed/neutered. "You know she will be spayed, right?" Even if you can't get them fixed, you can require that they do so. But if you start off with this question, you will weed out the gazillions of people you will get who want to breed the heck out of your dog. And you WILL get those with a free ad. I adore pit bulls, but I would rather see them in a shelter or even PTS than to have the kind of life that so many jerks are eager to give them. I guess you've already exhausted your resources like friends at church, school (if you go to school), work, family. I wish I could do something more. Was badrap of any help?
Critterlover, thank you so much for your concern. I can't tell you how much it means. I've been very leery of the "free to good home" thing. Where I live, people fight and abuse their dogs regularly. It's one of the reasons they have the breed specific law here (not that I agree with it!) but you have to be real careful. I've watched one of my neighbors come with a different dog every couple of months. It makes you wonder what happened to the old one. He wanted to take my Shadow. Over my dead body!!! But thats why I never did that, I thought they'd have a better chance of finding a home at the shelter. I could be wrong. I just know that I'd happily let them go if I knew they were going somewhere good. I'd even pay the costs.
I emailed badrap, but they say they have a backlog, so I don't know when they would be able to get back to me. I check they're list of resources and I've already contacted all of them on the east coast. As well as the list of rescue org. listed on pbrc. I'm pretty much at the end of my options here. Jazmin has an appt. to go to the Y.A.S. next Tues. Shadow the week after that. I don't know if I'll be able to do it. They say that 80% of they're dogs are pits or pit mixes and they're filled to the brim. They're only taking them because my mom works for the city and asked them to. They say most of the dogs come in ok, but can't handle being in the cage and end up turning. At least mine are used to the crate. I don't know what to do!!!
Jazzy, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org . Please make the subject something that I won't mistake for junk mail. I don't have the answer for you, but I would like to direct you to some other people who are now also trying to help. The more help, the better.
***Edited By: shinyblackpit on 2/7/2005 3:54:00 PM*** Reason: strueqatq8u
The phone # KatherineNY gave me was a pager. I called more than a few times, but she never called back. Shorty was upset cause I didn't send them out to Texas on the first thing smoking and I never heard from her again. As a matter of fact, they both joined right around that time and I've never seen either one of them again. Go figure. As far as my babies, so far nothing. I've got to figure out how to get photos up so you guys can see them. I'll keep you posted though. Thanks!
Try petfinder.com and search for pit bull terrier and put your state in the search. It will list rescue groups and shelters that house Pit Bull Terriers. You may be able to contact someone to help you with your dogs that way. I love the breed I own a pit and a pit mix.