Pit Bull Research Paper
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.