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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


Spay/neuter programs:

“Pit Stop” – Faithful Friends, Wilmington, DE
“East Bay Pit Fix” – East Bay SPCA, Oakland, CA
Northwest Spay & Neuter Center – 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:

Pit Bull Rescue Central
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior


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
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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