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.
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.
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?
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.