Thursday, May 27, 2010

Beau: Escaping the Pit-Bull Ban

All around the country, counties have been banning pit bulls, including in Maryland, where Rude Ranch is located. When a well-cared-for pit bull was found tied up outside the shelter along with his crate and food bowls, staffers guessed that his family had been ordered to euthanize the sweet tempered dog. Katherine says, "He just wanted someone to scratch his ears and play with him." Beau fit in well at the shelter, playing with the other dogs and jumping into the fishpond. "He even tried to groom a few of the cats," Katherine says.

The challenge came in finding a willing adopter who lived in a place where pit bulls were not banned. A perfect match was found when marathon runners Lynn and Ron came to the shelter. With all of his buoyant energy, Beau proved to be the ideal running companion. His new owners say, "He has been working on his endurance and now runs 10 to 12 miles a day." Beau has also become buddies with Tinley, the couple's Siamese cat.

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