There was a hero Pit Bull named Sebastian that I recently read about that saved a 6-year-old from an attack by a Rottweiler, he did not hesitate to step up and put himself between the rottweiler and the child. As a result of his bravery the boy survived the attack. Funny how that story did not make National headlines, but negative Pit bulls stories always do.
There are many, many more wonderful stories about American Pit Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Terriers, Bully Breeds, and Pit mixes, unfortunately, we don’t often hear these stories because the “Media Bias” that surrounds these dogs is intense and unwarranted, as a society we need to demand fairness to all breeds and put the stipulations where they belong, on their human counter parts!
We need to help these dogs by first, making sure when you buy or adopt these dogs you are fully prepared to give them a lifetime commitment. That means if you rent, don’t buy, don’t adopt, there are way too many dogs that end up in shelters and eventually are euthanized because they are surrendered due to unforseen events, like you have to move and your new apartment won’t allow pets! A pet is like a child, I have said this many times before, if you had a child would you surrender them because you don’t have time, money or further interest? We all know the answer is No! You would not and a pet deserves the same love and devotion. If they are willing to put themselves in the line of fire to save you, than you should give them that same respect.
Educating the youth of today is a major step in the right direction, show them what heroes Pit bulls are, and can be, if given the right training socialization and love. Show them that dog fighting is wrong and against the law, teach them that abuse, neglect, and abandonment are not an option, and we Will end BSL!
Hero’s come in all shapes and sizes but none come more willing to step up to the plate to defend, than a Pit Bull, they have proven even a complete stranger is worthy of their help and protection.
For that reason they will always be heroes to me!