adoptAshelterPit wrote:i posted his pictures and info to see if there was anyone who would be willing to help this poor dog. i tried to do anything i could to find help for him. but unfortunatly his next step will probably be euthanasia.
I'm so glad you were there to be the reality check for this family. I did not realize they had him so long... bummer.
Why I asked the extent of your eval, adoptAshelter pit, was because I was concerned that a desperate and ill-informed person may gravitate to the cause - not that you are such a person. A big issue for the breed is inappropriate rescue by people who don't know and understand its nuances. I see people make aggregious errors in responsible rescue.. mis-labeling pits as something else entirely, teaching un-truths "its all in how you raise him" and making excuses for negaitve behavior or not fully evaluating behavior. I reserve my cries for help to dogs that I have fully evaluated and am darn sure about. That is why I won't post any dog I have not met... I don't want to be the conduit that connects bad dog and bad rescuer/bad home.
The pit bull is a complex and wonderful creature and when I eval a pit for an all-breed rescue and say " I would not rescue this dog for these very good reasons..." and they take the animal anyway-and go on to promote untruths I just feel...well, f****d and I don't know what else I can do to protect that dog and the breeds image... I have learned that rescuers are not created equal and to think long and hard before sharing a project with one. Pit bull people seem to get it... all breed rescuers who "love pit bulls" are the ones I seem to have problems with. I think sometimes we get so excited about having an alternative to euthanasia that we forget the big picture... and why not? some days the big picture is extraordinarily grim.