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10 September 2007 @ 03:26 pm
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This is Darla. She's a beautiful American Bulldog who was rescued from a homeless man living in a van who was breeding her to sell her puppies (bad situation). Anyway, she is safe now and currently resides at the Happy Hound Hotel where she plays with her people-friends. She is a very friendly, well-mannered dog and knows a lot of simple commands such as sit, stay, and lay down. Darla is cat-friendly and dog-friendly as well. She walks well on and off of a leash.

Please take her home with you :)

If you'd like any further info, please let me know. I work with this wonderful dog everyday and I know everything that you would need to know.
15 May 2007 @ 12:52 pm
Some Pics of the dogs
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12 May 2007 @ 09:16 pm
Introducing... Diva! She was confinscated as an abuse case (More later, if I can find out details) in Orange County, FL. We picked her up this morning. She's a great pup. Has yet to mess in the house, makes no noise, and loves to cuddle. She's very active and playful.

And while I'm at it, I want to give a big "thank you" to Orange County Animal Services. They are doing something right! Diva came with an "adoption pack" that included two collars (One small, one large), a bag of food, a positive-training DVD, Advantix samples, and quite a bit of information.

When we picked her up, she was clean & healthy. No fleas, ticks, or worms. That is a big step up from other shelters in the area.

Ok, I'll shut up.

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28 April 2007 @ 10:54 am


‘Brian’s Law’ Could Prevent Future Tragedies, Says Group

For Immediate Release:
April 27, 2007

Daphna Nachminovitch 757-622-7382

Dorchester County, S.C. — This morning, PETA sent an urgent letter to Dorchester County Council Chair Larry Hargett and other council members urging them to follow the lead of dozens of other jurisdictions across the country by banning or strictly regulating pit bull ownership. The appeal follows news reports of an April 23 incident in which a pit bull fatally attacked 1 ½-year-old Brian Palmer in his mother’s home. News sources state that the dog—who also killed a family cat just weeks earlier—was typically confined to a utility room in the home before she escaped on Monday.

PETA is asking the Dorchester County Council to ban the acquisition of pit bulls and strictly regulate grandfathered ownership of pit bulls currently living in homes. PETA—which has offered to assist the county in drafting the legislation—also suggests that the ordinance be named "Brian’s Law" in honor of the victim.

PETA points out that that its offices are inundated with calls about pit bulls who injure and sometimes kill people after being neglected, abused, or used for fighting. Usually, people who acquire pit bulls see them as living weapons and put the animals in heavy chains, taunt them into aggressive behavior, and leave them out in all weather extremes in order to "toughen" them.

Communities across the country—including Denver, Colo.; Dade County, Fla.; Kansas City, Kan.; and Boston, Mass.—have banned or regulated pit bull ownership. Because unsterilized dogs are almost three times more likely to attack than dogs who have been spayed or neutered, California recently passed a law allowing jurisdictions within the state to mandate the spaying and neutering of pit bulls. Continuous chaining is also a major cause of aggression in pit bulls and other breeds. Dogs are pack animals, and they become frustrated when they are chained or confined alone. This frustration often turns into aggression.

"More and more communities are realizing that the best way to prevent another tragic death like Brian’s is to enact a ban on acquiring pit bulls," says PETA Director Daphna Nachminovitch. "We urge Dorchester County to join their ranks by immediately introducing this urgently needed legislation."

PETA’s letter to the Dorchester County Council is available upon request. For more information, please visit HelpingAnimals.com.
28 April 2007 @ 12:01 am
Many people have been asking for resources on the sport of weight pull.

Competition Training

Pull Doggies Weight Pull Training
PetCare Tips: Weight Pull

You can purchase special weight-pull harnesses from the following sites...
CDPits (Reccomended!)

The following links will take you to different registries that you can pull under
Internation Weight Pull Association (ALL BREED)
The United Kennel Club
The American Dog Breeder's Association

Weight pull is a fun and exciting sport, and most dogs can learn to enjoy it. It is an excellant way to get into the world of sporting dogs.

Ivan the pit bull mix seen here pulling at the Working APBT Club of FL meet-up a few months ago. He maxed out at 600 pounds because we ran out of weight!
27 April 2007 @ 11:57 pm

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23 April 2007 @ 10:16 am
Hey My name is Victoria. I just stopped by to see what this group is about. I know there are a lot of "petbull" groups on LJ. Im looking for a group where I can post pics of my dogs on their chains or in conditioned shape and not have the ASPCA called on me. lol. Im tryin you guys out bc I saw you had a link to game-dog.

We have 2 bulldogs, Angie a mutt that is 16 mo old (well shes a pit but we call her a mutt bc we found her on the street when she was about 6 weeks and dont know anything about her breeding) and our new guy Deacon thats 15 mo. I can post his ped if you guys would like to see it.
We also have a beagle mutt, Verona 2 years old, and the worlds biggest Min Pin, Brice 3 years old. They are both the same size. about 26 lbs.
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09 February 2007 @ 01:06 pm
He's come a long way from the quiet, fat dog from Miami.

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03 February 2007 @ 04:34 pm
PETA Workers Cleared of Animal Cruelty, Convicted of Littering

Posted: 52 minutes ago
Updated: 22 minutes ago

WINTON, N.C. - A jury found two animal-rights workers not guilty Friday of animal cruelty for euthanizing animals they took from shelters, but both were convicted of littering for dumping the carcasses in a trash bin.

Adria Hinkle and Andrew Cook, two employees of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, were cleared of eight misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. Hinklecounts of obtaining property by false pretenses.

Both received a 10-day suspended jail sentence and a year of supervised probation, meaning neither will serve jail time. Their van will be confiscated by police and each was ordered to pay $4,000 in fines and court costs.

"I gave the penalty I thought was appropriate, " Superior Court Judge Cy Grant said.

As she left the courtroom after the two-week trial, Hinkle said she was relieved.

"Justice was served," she said.

Cook declined immediate comment.

Hinkle and Cook had testified that they euthanized the animals in the back of their van to relieve the animals' suffering. They said they disposed of the bodies in Hertford County, instead of driving them back to the PETA offices in Virginia, because the smell was overwhelming.

The animals were picked up from several shelters in northeast North Carolina.

Hinkle, 28, of Norfolk, Virginia, and Cook, 26, of Virginia Beach, had each faced 21 felony counts of animal cruelty until Grant reduced those charges Thursday, saying prosecutors failed to prove malice, a necessary element of the felony charge.

The pair was arrested in June 2005 after police said they saw them dump several bags of dead animals behind a grocery store. Police said they found more dead animals in the pair's van.

Local shelter officials said they were unaware that PETA planned to euthanize most of the animals it picked up, but a PETA official testified that she told county officials of the policy.

http://www.wral. com/news/ state/story/ 1191233/

01 February 2007 @ 03:28 pm
A very good read for anyone considering taking their pit bull-type dog to an off leash dog park

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