3 Puppies Were About To Be Killed Simply Because They're Pit Bulls


Nobody will ever know where this litter of puppies, found isolated in a forest in Georgia, U.S., came from.

At hardly five weeks old, the pups had been abandoned without their mother and had survived on their own by some miracle, until they were found and transferred to the Henry County Animal Care and Control pound.


Source: Friends to the Forlorn

Unfortunately, they were hardly better off after their rescue than before, because the pound has an unfair policy regarding Pit bulls, like so many other shelters across the country. Jason Flatt, a volunteer from the Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue, told The Dodo:

Basically, if a pit bull is found as a stray, they do a three-day stray hold. And after that, they euthanize them.


Source: Friends to the Forlorn

Flatt's association fights to keep Pit bulls safe from this tragic discrimination by finding them foster or forever homes. Unsurprisingly, he decided to jump on the bandwagon and help these three baby Pit bulls find homes.

After having contacted the huge network of potential adopters, Krispy, Nugget and Sunshine found a foster home, allowing them to escape a certain death.But there is still one question on everyone's mind - what happened to Sunshine, who only has three paws?


Source: Friends to the Forlorn

No-one is sure if it was a birth defect or if the puppy had her leg cut off. One thing is certain, however, and it's that Sunshine wants to keep walking even on her missing paw.

So Flatt took her to a veterinarian, who made a temporary prosthetic leg, allowing the puppy to walk until she is grown enough to have a proper leg fitted.


Source: Friends to the Forlorn

The Friends to the Forlorn association is asking for help from the public to fund the prosthesis. They hope to have raised enough money over the course of a year.

If you'd like to contribute so that the adorable Sunshine can have a leg that will make her forget about her disability, click here.


Source : Friends to the Forlorn

Jason Flatt and his team deserve a big thank-you, and they puppies owe their lives to them. It's sad that even today, certain breeds are still victims of prejudice and stereotypes. The recent ban on Pit bulls in Montreal is another example of this cruel discrimination. In reality, there is no such thing as a "dangerous dog" - everything depends on their upbringing. If a dog is brought up with love, care, enough exercise and food and attention, he will be a gentle soul. No one race is more dangerous than another.

We are convinced that there is no "bad breed". Never resort to violence with your dog and give him all the love he deserves, and everything will be fine in the end.


Source: Friends to the Forlorn

H/t: TheDodo

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