Category Archives: Never Give Up & Positive Pitbulls

Max and Sam We are Emma Shay’s Legacy, it’s a wonderful new Facebook page by my amazing sister from another mister!

If you love pit bull pages on Facebook than you are going to love this one!

This page was created by a woman I was very fortunate to meet, my friend Kym, who works tirelessly to help pit bulls and other adaptable dogs.

She is an advocate for responsible pet guardians, she fights to stomp out BSL, and end animal cruelty! How cool is she???

She is a real inspiration to me personally and to many others as well. Please feel free to tell your friends to like and share her page, and if you pop by remember to do that same!

NO HATERS PLEASE, lions don’t lose sleep over the opinions of sheep.

Kym..,1185536_475137882596335_1634567378_n thank you for all you do, for all the ways you create change and for giving me the chance to meet and get to know a kindred spirit! It’s us, the pups and the minions to the end!

https://www.facebook.com/weareemmashayslegacy


Beyond the Myth Free screening for a limited time!!!!!!!!

This is a wonderful documentary! It is an opportunity for those who missed this at other locations and screenings to see it now, Please share this and Help educate those in your area that may not know all there is to know about pit bulls and bully breeds.

Starting today Oct. 26th and continuing through Nov. 2nd, Beyond the Myth will be available on Hulu.com for free! This is an amazing opportunity for all fans, owners, advocates or just people that want to see the real deal, not corn fed lies from dogsbite.org and PETA. It’sa chance to promote to friends via email and social media or put a link to it on your website! The trailer is up and free viewing begins today!

Beyond The Myth video link

I Absolutely want to thank the wonderful folks behind Beyond the Myth, and hulu.com for making this possible and for helping the bully owner and advocate community in busting down these stereotypes and lies about our dogs!

please get this out there, please help create a positive change for these dogs before it’s too late!

-Apitome-


PACT for animals, and Beyond The Myth what a great group of people working to save our dogs!

I just wanted to take a moment to introduce some of you to Pact For Animals, this is a wonderful organization focused on ending breed discrimination, for education, and now foster programs for military personnel who would otherwise have to surrender their pets while serving overseas. So please check out there website, share it with friends and if you can help them out with fostering please do so!

I have spoken with Buzz and his team directly and they are all such passionate and dedicated people. Buzz also has helped produce Beyond The Myth for those of you not familiar with it, Beyond The Myth is a film that focuses on breed discrimination, and the pit bull perception, or misconception as is so often the case.

Their websites also offer many valuable resources to Pit Bull/bully owners and advocates. please check them both out today and share their websites with friends.

It’s great to see so many people not just in one country but now, around the globe now willing to not only help these dogs, but also to educate themselves on the various breeds under the “pit bull” umbrella, and see them for what they are.

We are no longer the little engine that could folks, we are making changes that will last a lifetime! As long as we do our part to make sure that our dogs are the best possible ambassadors, and members of the community as well, we will succeed in seeing the end of BSL and bully bias.

I’d personally like to thank Buzz Miller and his wonderful team for creating such a wonderful organization, and doing all they can to help educate the public and tear down the walls of fear the media has built up around our dogs, so thanks Buzz and great work!

As for all the wonderful and dedicated people behind, and in front of the cameras and website at Beyond The Myth Thank you all very much for everything you do! Each person that takes a stand and speaks out against BSL and breed bias is changing the fate of these dogs for the better, and hopefully for a long time to come!

 -Apitome-


Kelly Rippa and the pit bull statement.

Yesterday Kelly Rippa was interviewing Christopher Walken about his upcoming movie Seven Psychopaths, wherein she refers to the types of dogs, a gangster would take by saying “But the gangster’s dog is uh, I mean if it’s a gangster it would have to be a dangerous, uh, Pit Bull kind of dog, right?” now here’s a clip I found on YouTube:

Ok, I certainly do not claim to be the defender of all things ignorant or stupid, and her comment was pretty ignorant, but what we really have here is a woman, who at worst is uneducated about the breed. She has possibly read to many things from websites like (insert laughter here) Dogsbite.org or any of the other hype mongers out there. But it doesn’t make her evil, or even mean, and it certainly doesn’t mean she hates pit bulls. People like Kelly I can live with, because their hearts and minds can be opened, can be changed through exposure and education.

It’s the real haters, the Colleen Lynn (Holder’s) and the Ingrid Newkirk’s, of the world that I can’t stand! Because their motivation is driven by money and hate, or both! Placing Miss Rippa in their company by saying she slams pit bulls, or hates them is truly unfair!

Let’s face facts here folks, it’s not like the wonderful family pet pit bulls, bully’s, staffy’s and mixes, who live uneventfully but happily with a “fam” in the “burbs” makes the most headlines now is it?

No, it’s the dog fighter, drug dealers, food stamp fraudsters, and all around sludge of society, including neglectful or possibly abusive owners that make the headlines with their pit bulls! After all to them making a mean pit bull keeps your stash safe and gives you that all important “street cred.”

So to be fair to Miss Rippa I think everyone needs to take a HUGE step back and analyse how we as responsible loving owners want to discuss and address situations like this, rather than jumping on the attack band wagon (keep in mind here she’s not McDonalds, she didn’t deliberately use the pit bulls negative stereotypes to gain media attention.) She did make a big mistake, that’s for sure, but by immediately attacking someone rather than writing to them, and asking them to show our dogs, the good dogs, offering to introduce and educate them/her about the breed, many of you have chosen to launch for the throat so to speak, and frankly, that once again paints Pittie, bully, and staffy owners as  “aggressive, dominating, and bullying” NOT the image I personally want conveyed about me or my dog.

So to Miss Rippa I offer this… Any time you want to come and experience “Pit Bull Awareness at my house you are more than welcome to come on over and say hey! We don’t bite!

Let’s remember friends it’s “Pit Bull Awareness Month” So let’s try spread the right message! and have understanding for others that may be ingnorant or uneducated about our dogs, give them the benefit of the doubt, some may surprise you!

Thank you,

-Apitome-


Apitome’s Halloween pet photo contest for 2012!!!!!!

So for all my Halloween and pet loving’ friends I am going to do a Halloween pet photo contest on the blog so for anyone who is interested in submitting a photo of their pet/s decked out in all their Halloween spender please email all you photos to me at: apitomesblog@shaw.ca no later than October 30th 2012 so I can choose the winner and post them on them on the blog in time for Halloween, for the week following Halloween, the winner will also receive a special gift box containing dog treats and supplies. So give it your all and let your fur buddies shine this Halloween. Please include your email address so I can advise you that you have won. So don’t forget to send along your pet’s name and a little note about them! Please remember to check those in boxes! The winner will have until Sept 02, 2012 to claim their prize, or I will have to send the gift box to the second place winner. thanks gang and have a safe and happy Halloweeeeeeen! and please don’t forget to share this with your pet loving friends!

-Apitome-


Great Caesar’s ghost, there’s another to add to this weeks rescues, and he’s a real sweet guy!

Meet Caesar:

 CAESAR [A1338128] is an unaltered male, blue and white Pit Bull Terrier. He is about 2 years and 1 month old. Weighs about 43 lbs. Has been at the shelter since Aug 25, 2012.
Caesar is the submissive one. He is very scared, but the SWEETEST boy ever! One look at those eyes and your heart will melt! Something about Caesar expression breaks my heart. Never felt a kind hand or affection. Yet, still…

wags his tail and gives kisses. He is starting to love the belly rubs and the attention but will need a lot more socialization. He needs someone who will love him and show him that there are nice people. I’m sure with a lot of love he will be the greatest companion! Please help save sweet Caesar! For any questions or concerns contact the South Los Angeles Shelter at (213)485-0117/0119. *Los Angeles, CA and dont forget to mention his intake number at the top of the post.
With a face like that, who could stand to see him stay behind bars! I think this one’s a keeper! please share this guy today, and if you think you have what it takes to be a great pet parent to Caesar, and you live in the Los Angeles area, please stop in and see this boy!
-Apitome-

This one is about pit bulls and this pretty mama needs our help! Here’s the rescue of the week:

This little gal and her babies are very urgent, so please feel free to share her, let’s get this little family out of danger, her details are:

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – RESCUE NEEDED FOR MOM AND SEVEN 10 DAY OLD PUPS…Momma and her seven puppies came into The Fort Lauderdale Animal Care & Adoption Center yesterday. The person who brought them in was homeless and had been trying to care for them on her own. All of the puppies have upper respiratory and are a little bit thin. We think the puppies are about 10 days o…

ld. Mom is very friendly but she does need some help with her kids. Mom is nursing them but we do not think she is nursing them enough. This family is in need of IMMEDIATE RESCUE. Please contact Mperry@broward.org or lreyes@broward.org 954-359-1313 x 9272 if you can rescue them. They can go home immediately!! Mom’s animal id number is A1538701.
Thanks everyone, and remember if we save just one life, we have made a difference, and maybe together we can save more than we lose!
-Apitome-

Sorry, I have been away because…. I broke my jaw! so here is last weeks rescues of the week:

True story! not very exciting you see, but true none the less! I have a long history of being the girl who trips over such things as dust bunnies, porch dirt, shoes, ah yes those beastly shoes! they are my Nemesis!!! I recently tripped in high heels, falling face first onto cement and broke my jaw! Snapped that puppy like a red neck snaps a chicken bone!

So I have been a little out of it for the last 6 or so weeks. Mostly feeling quite sorry for myself  while in a Tylenol 3 induced stupor LOL!

But I did manage to finish my stage 9 exam with Animal Behavior College, and passed with 92% so I am very excited about that! I am back and ready to take on the dog training world, and animal advocacy as well!

Now, here are last weeks rescues of the week, these three babies have a chip in under Hearts Of Love Rescue, my friend Michelle Binnette is trying to get much-needed funds for transport to Canada, and vetting, they had boarding fees attached so please feel free to share these wonderful pups each one is desperate to find their very own fur-always home!

Michelle had this post on her Facebook page :URGENT ******DESPERATELY NEEDING YOUR HELP
Things are not looking good, we have only raised $65 more dollars out of the $435 needed. we need all the funds by Wednesday of this week or these 3 little ones will not get to go on transport   T…hese babies need your help in raising the funds needed. Transport is this thursday and if we don’t have all the funds raised in time they will not be going on the transport and that is they last thing we want to happen. Here is the chipin link explaining what is needed. Your help is greatly appreciated, no amount is to small. if we don’t get this money raised ASAP these 3 little ones will NOT be on the transport to their new start in life and that is the last thing we want to happen. their has been problems with the chipin link so our rescue paypal is heartsofloverescue@gmail.com. http://heartsofloverescue.chipin.com/3-harbor-shelter-dogs-hc-boarding-and-transportSee more
These 3 babies I pulled from Harbor Shelter Today, We really need your help in raising the funds needed for these 3. Boarding is $240 for all 3, Health Certificates $75 for all 3, Transport $120 for all 3 So we need $435 in total to get the…se babies to their new start in life. I know we can do. Please share and help us make this happen. these babies will be eternally grateful. Rescues paypal is heartsofloverescue@gmail.com All help is greatly appreciated Thank you!
I can say that Michelle is a wonderful woman trying very hard to save as many lives as she can, but saving lives sadly comes with a price, please help Michelle get the funds needed to help these great pups!
Thanks guys and I am glad to be back!!!!!!!
-Apitome-

Like Pit Bulls? Wanna help a really great guy, and his Pit Bull Rescue?

My friend “PitBill Ziegler” runs a pit bull rescue,  called PIT CREW RESCUE, he is a trusted rescue and friend and an all around hero to these dogs!  Abused, neglected, pregnant, he takes in as many as he can, and gets them the “Fur-always” homes that they deserve! Well he needs a little help with a boy named “Tread” Take a look at this gorgeous boy;

“Tread” was the Pit Bull we got the call on that was covered in ticks, beaten & chained to a tire after crossing multiple busy highways! Here is him adjusting wonderfully in foster with OUR volunteer “Andrew” As you know, we are in a financial crisis where we had stated we can NOT take on ANY more dogs. However, it’s hard to say “NO” when we get a call & see it up close & personal. … PLEASE HELP US by donating as little as $1, sharing or purchasing merchandise as ALL proceeds goes to OUR dogs as we need to pay off his medical & have him ready to adopt. Also you can call (631) 656-0211 as we can take credit cards over the phone. Blankets, toys, food, treats can be dropped off at the PCR Facility on right side of house by gate. Pit Crew Rescue 195 Victory Dr. Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE & ALL CAN BE DONE THROUGH OUR WEB PAGE AT www.PitCrewRescue.com Thank you in advance!

And I want to thank everyone as well, please share Treads story and the great work that Pit Crew Rescue does every day, they need our help and support so they can keep helping these awesome dogs!

-Apitome-


Magnolia could use some luvin’ too!

 Beautiful magnolia awaiting her faith at Baldwin park shelter, please help network her to safety. I found this baby trapped in a school, she had puppies but were stolen. She is in Baldwin park shelter due out by june 8. Animal i.d. #A4437441, very sweet gets along with other dogs but chases cats. Good with people. Please please share!!

Baldwin Park Animal Care Center Open for Adoptions  7 days a Week  4275 Elton Street,  Baldwin Park, California 91706 Phone 626 430 2378 Hours: Monday – Thursday 12  – 7  Friday – Sunday  10 – 5pm

Good luck sweet girl!

-Apitome-


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