Happy Pit Bull Awareness Day!
Frankie, A Pit Bull Success Story
Since I have been volunteering for SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals, I have learned a lot. Being a cat owner, I am certainly no expert on dogs, and I realize that Pit Bulls get a lot of bad press, and I mean a lot!
I am of the opinion that pet ownership comes with a huge responsibility, especially with dogs who have a less than a spectacular reputation.
That is why I want to talk about Frankie today - a Pit Bull adoption success story.
Above are some before and after photos of Frankie. In a nutshell, he was abandoned at the SAVE Animal Shelter in October 2010 with a severe case of mange. He was medically treated, fostered, then adopted, and is now training to be a therapy dog. All this could not have happened without the caring attention of the SAVE shelter team and his new guardians' foresight in seeing what he could be....and giving him the opportunity to become the fine dog and positive Pit Bull role model he is today.
Frankie has a book out - Frankie's New Beginning. I urge anyone reading my blog who has any doubts about Pit Bull management to read this book. This story book is filled with real photos of Frankie from his first day at the shelter to his first birthday 6 months later. This book shows how Pit Bulls can be sweet, loving pets doing fun, everyday things.
Frankie has a blog of his own, and he makes many good points in his "Changing Minds...One at a Time" post. For instance, the dog who starred with the Little Rascals was a Pit Bull. Click the image below to read Frankie's blog post:
I hope this goes some way in helping my readers to keep an open mind. And also, if you do own a Pit Bull or are considering adopting one, please take the responsibility to care for your Pit Bull properly. That means proper training, proper medical attention, and proper supervision.
Happy National Pit Bull Awareness Day!
Susan, Taurus and Gemini