UPDATE: I am begging that ANYONE who crossposted the original message (below) also crosspost this update. It ended up on Facebook and oftentimes those postings are NOT updated. Animal Control was inundated with calls and asked me to help as she is both inexperienced with pit bulls AND placing dogs. I put my contact information out there, but her phone has not stopped ringing. Being at work today without access to my contact list, I was limited in what I myself could do. My phone too rang quite a bit.
What has been accomplished is that there is a pit bull rescue in PA who has offered to put this dog into boarding until either a foster or RESCUE can be found. I have arranged with another concerned animal lover, transport to said rescue. He should be picked up tomorrow. I have put all 3 people into contact with one another. I am asking that should a foster for the rescue who stepped up NOT be found, those that have expressed interest follow this story and still HELP if they need it with fostering etc. He is a young and incredibly nice-looking dog and that I’m sure that contributed to the interest in this story.
A LOT of individuals have contacted both AC and myself, but please understand that a rescue backing this dog is what is needed. He is NOT neutered, nor fully temperament tested. We simply cannot release him to anyone who calls “wanting to adopt him.” With the dogs I have here already, I simply cannot provide this lifetime commitment at this time.
I am praying that both a life got saved in this endeavor AND some attention has been brought to Berwick and Columbia County’s issue of dealing with strays. There is NOWHERE for them to go. No one even picks up cats – call the Danville SPCA and tell them you found a cat. They will tell you there is a 14 month waiting list and to take it home, let it loose, and “not to feed it.” Dogs (if one of the 2 runs, in a public place where anyone can approach, with dirt flooring spreading disease from previous inhabitants, is open) they get some time. If not? Then what? There is nowhere for them. I’ve been petitioned for a shelter and told it wasn’t necessary (by Columbia County Commissioners). That is because our previous ACO had a lot of contacts, a FARM, and was able to buy them some more time. We don’t have that now. And it shouldn’t be placed on one person anyway.
Thank you, and please do spread this update far and wide.