I am trying to find anyone who would be willing to give this poor 1 yr old pitt bull a chance. He is loving and affectionate and high energy. I have an other dog and a few cats and multiple teenagers coming and going from the house and he is great with them all. But when strangers come over he is aggressiveat first then settles down. he has NEVER bitten anyone but scares them. i notice when we walk the dog he shys away from noises and crowds. I am unable to keep him and the local shelter said he was not worth rescuing. Pitts just grow up viscious. I think he is more scared of strange things than anything. Once he realises it is not a threat he is OK. When my son took this dog to the shelter they told him to take the dog to a local man who would shoot it for 25 dollars. I am appalled that this is the best our local SPCA could come up with. I only have a few more weeks and am being forced to relocate. At that point I may have to have this little guy put to sleep...at the vets.. humanely. Not like the SPCA suggested. They even gave us the name and phone number of the man to shoot it. Please someone be brave enought o give this little guy a chance. I believe he can be rescued but I am not the one to do it at this time. I have tried for 9 months and due to an extended illness and financial problems am having to relocate and can not take my animals with me. Any help or suggestions would be helpfull find me here or as BeanieRT@yahoo.com thanks
I agree. I would definitely report them. It's bad enough that a person is (usually) feeling bad when they have to bring a dog to the Humane Society that they have to hear comments like that. That person should be fired.
dont do squat!!!! have aspca put that in WRITING to have the dog shot then call another aspca center and talk to a supervisor also may want to ask a vet for the number where you would file a complaint on a vet the highest rank then send a COPY of the in writing
when i had to file a claim on a ill hearted vet to say mildly as my iguana was being abusivly handled and used as a pin cushion trying to hook up lactated ringer iv in my 9 yr iguana it took me forever to track the right number down i have the number for mine located in sacramento california if you want i can give you that number and maybe they can set you up with the number for your state let me know you can even email me if you need too firstname.lastname@example.org
***Edited By: mzpeekabooicu on 1/26/2006 8:56:02 PM*** Reason: typo
I think the police should be notified to and a complaint against this SPCA. Maybe if your lucky they will put out a 25.oo reward on his butt dead or alive. That just makes me sick to my stomach. This man is a cruel person.
Shooting dogs is obviously NOT illegal in their area or the SPCA would not be able to suggest or recommend it. The office person was probably just trying to suggest a cheap alternative for someone looking to discard their pet.
The worker probably has seen so many people that don't give a crap about their dog that they wouldn't pay the $60-100 for a vet to 'put it to sleep' and didn't want to see it running the streets, starving to death or hurting people.
Shooting it or putting it to sleep = the same thing. Dead dog. We will never have another horse put to sleep, I would rather see it quickly shot than stumbling, flopping around trying to stand for 20 minutes until the drugs kicking.
You know while being put to sleep for medical reasons to relieve suffering and pain is one thing, but I imagine begin 'put to sleep' isn't much fun for a completely healthy dog either.
First off, the comment from the SPCA makes me ill!!! Secondly, I don't know what state you are in, but there are a good many organizations who rescue pit bulls. There is one locally in my state and they make sure that the dog is adopted to a proper family who can best care for him. With all of the banning of the breeds, the adoption process is more strict than the SPCA is. Do a little web research and you may find a national or local pitt rescue who can help you. It would be sad if you had to put your boy down for a behavioral issue that the proper person could help him overcome.
This is horrific! Someone should report the individual to the National chapter of the SPCA.
I just lost my lovable pitbull to osteosarcoma at 7 yrs of age. She loved everyone and all animals but was scared to death of thunder, fireworks etc, however never reacted aggressively towards situations.
Do a little research on the web. I think there are rescue groups that will help owners of the so-called aggressive breeds - rotweillers, pits, dobermans, etc
How old was the dog when you got him? It sounds like he/she may have had some early trauma that he/she is reacting to.
Hello to all of you. I am glad I am not the only one to be appalled at this. I live in upstate NY and actually am having a hard time finding a rescue group to take Koji. If I could find one my son would be much happier knowing the dog may continue to be rehabilitated, loved, and alive. I would appreciate the name of any shelter on the east coast who would take this dog. I would travel many miles to save his life. My son rescued this dog when he was roughly 14 weeks old. Koji wieghed 10 pounds showed signs of starvation, infestations and physical abuse. He had been abandoned to the streets. Chased by kids and dogs and all matter of scarry things I am sure. He is now 80 pounds and happy and active and healthy. Except not liking strange situations. He deffinately has been traumatised. BUt I truely believe he has a lovable heart and wouldn't hurt anything unless in an extreme situation. I have addressed the manner in wich the SPCA individual handled this and the suggestion to shoot the dog with the supervisor of the shelter. Still looking for a home or shelter..Beaniert@yahoo.com if you find one
I bought my hyperactive German Shepherd from a pound in Australia. They suggested to me that the best way to train him was to clench my fist and punch him in the top of the head as hard as I could. Needless to say, I got him out of there immediately and have never needed to lay a hand on him at all. He is very sensitive and responds to my voice and moods.
I know this is kinda off the topic, but it just goes to show that not all animal people are animal lovers.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT TRY TO FIND ANOTHER SHELTER THAT WILL NOT PUT THE DOG TO SLEEP AND WILL TRY TO FIND HIM A GOOD HOME. MAKE SURE YOU ASK THEM WHAT IS YOUR POLICY ON PIT BULLS. THEN ONCE YOU FIND HIM THIS SHELTER FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THE CLAIM PROCESS FOR THE SPCA IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD . KEEP YOUR HEAD TOGETHER FOR THE SAKE OF THE DOG YOU HAVE TO BE STRONG IF YOU WANT WHAT BEST. iT IS A FIGHT .
I am sick to my stomach that the SPCA would have 1. suggested that you shoot the dog, and 2. make such an ignorant comment regarding a pit only going to grow to be viscious (sorry I paraphrased). It is illegal to shoot a dog in the state of NY, so legally you have a case. I'd definitely report them to the nationally SPCA as they are representaing an organization that strives to protect and prevent the "cruelty" of animals yet one of their own is suggesting just that. If you are up for a drive there are a lot of no-kill shelters in NYC and NJ that will take a pit without question. My favorite is the Plainfield area humane society on Rock avenue (I think it's Plainfield NJ... you can look it up on www.petfinder.com and click on the link for their site). I got my pit mix from them and they were wonderful. They won't just adopt them out to anyone, they check references and make you promise to properly train the. They now also have their own animal behaviorist/trainer there so that they can work with the animal before they are adopted. I just can't help but wonder how many other beautiful and wonderful animals have been cruelly murdered due to that ignorant SPCA worker. There are also a bunch of pit rescues in manhatten, the bronx, etc. not to mention big shelters like north shore. I wish you well, and if you do decide to do something about your local SPCA please let me know if there is anything that I can do to help you.
Hey guys, just so you know: ANY organization can call itself an SPCA. It doesn't mean that the company is at all affiliated with the government or any other legal body. Most of the time they're just people like you and me who decide to go into business, and as long as the title isn't the ASPCA, or the "American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals" which is a different thing altogether. These people probably have no idea what they're doing, and just happen to have a lot of say simply because either no one else is around to change it or no one else knows about it. Do everything you can in situations like this to alert the proper authorities. Also, what gets the job done quicker than that is to alert the news! An investigative report on t.v. is just the kind of thing that might change that company for good!