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Getting our open intake shelter to evaluate Pit Bulls same

Postby Ilovethepits » Wed May 09, 2012 2:36 pm

as other breeds of dogs.

A group of concerned Minnesota residents and rescuers are trying to get our local animal control shelter to evaluate pit bulls and pit bull type dogs the same as other breeds of dogs. Any suggestions to help us are appreciated.

Thank you.
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Re: Getting our open intake shelter to evaluate Pit Bulls sa

Postby Amie » Wed May 09, 2012 4:15 pm

Science? Valid statistics? Statements from respectable groups?
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Re: Getting our open intake shelter to evaluate Pit Bulls sa

Postby PITtsburgher » Wed May 09, 2012 11:09 pm

I would try to get a hold of shelters that do evaluate them the same way and get some info on how they do evaluations, how they do adoptions, success rates, etc. Hopefully your shelter can realize it is not a huge scary thing to hold pit bulls to the same standards as other breeds when they see that it is successful at other shelters.
The 3 shelters I am familiar with in Philly (ACCT, PSPCA, PAWS) evaluate all dogs with the same tests and have the same adoption process (not 100% sure for PAWS but I think so). Maybe someone closer to you can comment on more local places?
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Postby Ilovethepits » Thu May 10, 2012 8:03 am

Thanks guys. We just have a small group now that is trying to work out a "proposal" to those in power. Any and all suggestions are welcome.
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Re: Getting our open intake shelter to evaluate Pit Bulls sa

Postby Nickdawg » Tue May 22, 2012 5:02 pm

Bad Rap might have some good advice as they have made similar happen...
great link here and can email Donna directly though of course it may take awhile...

http://www.partnersinshelterservices.org/

also in general their site has great links/handouts/videos

http://www.badrap.org/training-resources
http://www.badrap.org/breed-history
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Postby Ilovethepits » Wed May 23, 2012 8:33 am

Thanks Nickdawg!! :)
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Postby Nickdawg » Wed May 23, 2012 4:39 pm

you're welcome - all the best :thumbsup:
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