Pit Bull Research Paper

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Even if the shelter does decide to continue to not adopt out Pit Bulls, there are other options than euthanization. For instance, there are numerous rescue centers that will take in dogs deemed ‘vicious,’ like Pits Bulls, to keep them from being killed. One of these rescue centers is located in North Carolina. Fortitudine Vincimus Rescue Center, also known as “The Fort” was founded by Jake Gardner in 2012. According to Judi Brinegar’s article (2014), “Pit Bull Rescue Seeks Help,” “The Fort" is a nonprofit, no-kill rescue dedicated to alleviating the suffering of all animals, in particular the American Pit Bull Terrier”(Brinegar, para. 2). One of Gardner’s rescue dogs is a Pit Bull named Mack. Mack was a stray at a shelter that was going to be put down in a few days. When Gardner saw him, he knew he had to save him as well as the other dog he originally came for. Gardner took Mack back to the rescue with him and according to Brinegar (2014) “Gardner said "We picked him up and he has been such a good dog. Usually, the dogs that come from the worst situations are the most …show more content…
Pit Bulls have been seen as vicious and monstrous dogs for decades and it is hard to change so many people’s minds about something they are set on. People object to adopting Pit Bulls out because they do not know their ‘history’, but to be honest, you don’t know the history of any dog that you adopt from a pound or shelter. In Maddern’s (2014) article, she talks to different people in Newark that have adopted a Pit Bull from a rescue center, like the Humane Society. One of these people was Mike Ossa Jr. Ossa adopted his Pit, Roscoe after returning home from his tour in Afghanistan. Since returning home, Ossa has struggled with depression and anxiety. Having Roscoe around him all the time helps him cope with his issues and he is hoping to get the papers to have Roscoe labeled as an official emotional support dog (Maddern, para.

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