I know I said I wouldn't do another post on animal shelters until I've covered a few more topics, but this is not about animal shelters. This is about dogs not in animal shelters.
Firstly, I would like to dispel any prejudice against pit bulls. It is not their fault that they were bred to fight to the death. It is not their fault that stupid people are arrested every year for dogfighting. It is certainly not their fault that idiots think it's funny train dogs to be as bloodthirsty as possible before having their lives gambled away for money, just because their owners need to get a life.
This is Marley. She is a very small pit bull who was dragged across two rows of fencing away from her owners. Her family is extremely concerned that she will be "bait" for the larger fighting dogs; that is, a dog used to train the ones born with the ability to put up a fight. Basically, some people have no qualms about sacrificing smaller dogs in order to kill one fighting dog, and corrupt another for life. If you see her, please contact Karen Barboza.
If you see any dogfighting, anywhere, report it. And don't leave your dogs outside unattended; just because they can't get out doesn't mean other people can't get in.
Dogfighting is illegal for a reason. It's possibly the most inhumane thing I can think of, and that includes all the thousand-dollar medical care expenses shelters receive each year, often for animals who have been neglected or intentionally mistreated. No one deserves to live like that. No one.
I'm back, and guesswhatguesswhatguesswhat?! Marley was found! She'd got an injury to her leg, but she'll be okay.