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Community-Based Approach to Pit Bull Overpopulation Best Practices

Model Programs & Best Practices

PBRC often receives inquiries about how to start a pit bull rescue. There are many ways to help pit bulls – not only rescue, but through other creative programs that serve to educate and advocate for these dogs. Below are just a few of the innovative programs, best practices and other creative ideas PBRC would like to share with you. Perhaps you will be motivated to help in a similar way!

Adoption program for ambassador dogs:

Pit Bull Hall – East Bay SPCA & Bad Rap, Oakland, CA
Bully Buddies – Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society
Pit Bull Promenade – Corning Animal Shelter, Corning, CA


Spay/neuter programs:

“Pit Stop” – Faithful Friends, Wilmington, DE
“East Bay Pit Fix” – East Bay SPCA, Oakland, CA
“Fix-A-Bull” – Coalition: HUMAnE, Tacoma, WA

Other Pit Bull programs listed here:
http://www.pbrc.net/speuter.html


Chaining:

Chains for Change
Dogs Deserve Better Campaign
Unchain Your Dog


Bi-lingual materials:

HSUS Final Round Brochure
The Ten Best Reasons to Spay and Neuter Your Pet


BSL position statement:

Position statements from various animal agencies:
www.understand-a-bull.com


Education of law enforcement:

Pit Bull Fighting—What Every Cop Should Know, offered by the ASPCA for $14.95


Free pit bull training classes for owners:

Bad Rap Pit Ed – AHA 2006 Best Practices in Behavior & Training
Bad Rap Free CGC Coaching Classes


Spay/Neuter, Education & Outreach:

Responsi-Bull Project – Seattle/Tacoma, WA
Downtown Dog Rescue – Los Angeles, CA


Education and Programs for youth:

Project PITS – Bless the Bullys
Cease Fire Chicago – Tio Hardiman
Pets in the Hood – Villalobos Rescue Center
Tricks For Pits – Harris County Public Health's Veterinary Division


Pit Bulls as Working Dogs:

LawDogs – training pit bulls as drug detection dogs in Washington


 


 

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