Thursday, July 27, 2017

Meet Kara, Colorado's Only Law-Enforcing, Drug-Detecting Pit Bull

Pit bulls are banned in eight Colorado cities, with the policy having resulted in thousands of dogs from the breed getting euthanized in Denver alone over the years. But far from being outlawed, a dog named Kara is actually enforcing the law, as the only official narcotics-detection pit bull for a state law enforcement agency, the all-volunteer Colorado Mounted Rangers.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

PEOPLE Pet Vet: “99.999 percent of the pit bulls you see in the rescues and shelters are super sweet"

People who aren’t familiar with them describe pit bulls as a lot of things — mostly negative. But as PEOPLE Pet Vet Dr. Evan Antin explains above, pit bulls are actually “some of the sweetest, most loyal, special, amazing dogs.”

Saturday, July 22, 2017

W. Bruce Cameron's newest book, "A Dog's Way Home," tackles the "just bred bad" mythology surrounding pit bulls

One might say that writer W. Bruce Cameron has gone to the dogs -- and the author probably couldn't be happier. The writer of several best-selling novels such as 8 SIMPLE RULES FOR DATING MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER and A DOG'S PURPOSE has recently released a new touching novel about canines and the people they care about with A DOG'S JOURNEY.

Animal Planet’s Pit Bulls & Parolees returns for a new season

On tap for this week’s roundup, new seasons are on the way for series on Animal Planet, Net5, UKTV’s W channel and HGTV.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

'Walking Dead' star adopts a puppy, encourages others to 'rescue a pit bull'

Jon Bernthal, once best known for playing Shane on AMC's hit show "The Walking Dead," has a new starring role: proud papa to a most adorable pit bull puppy.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Repo man says dog was unleashed on him in Detroit, shoots pit bull

A repo man said when he pulled up to repossess a vehicle in Detroit, he had no choice to but to shoot a family's dog that he says was ready to attack. But the owner of the dog says that's not true - from the back of a police car. (Read more)

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Anti-BSL advocate says movement to end Winnipeg pit bull ban is growing as protesters join in 'Global Solidarity Walk'

Owners of illegal dogs normally keep a low profile to protect their pets, but a renewed call to repeal breed specific legislation (BSL) brought them out of the woodwork this weekend. (Read more)

Toronto dog-owners march downtown in show of support on Global Anti-BSL Day

Dozens of dog owners marched the streets of Toronto as part of Global Anti BSL day, which protests breed specific legislation that targets dogs like pit bulls. (Read more)

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Rescued pit bull mix, Miles, helps educate children at Williamsburg Botanical Gardens caring-for-animals event

The Williamsburg Botanical Gardens hosted an hour-long caring-for-animals program on Saturday at Freedom Park with a mission similar to the larger-scale Heritage Humane Society Animal Camp: educate children about the compassion, fun, safety, and responsibility that should coincide with owning pets. (Read more)

Global Anti-Breed Legislation Day protest in Montreal hopes to send message to Quebec government: You're barking up the wrong tree with BSL

Pit bull lovers made their love for their pooches known on Saturday at a loud protest that wound its way through downtown Montreal. (Read more)

Friday, July 14, 2017

Minneapolis Police release report on pit bull-shooting

The Minneapolis police officer who opened fire on two dogs in a residential yard states the pitbulls "rushed" toward him and were growling when he fired his gun, according to a police report obtained by KARE 11. (Read more)

Paradise Valley Resident and Pet Celebrity Release First Coloring Book, Portion of Proceeds to Benefit Arizona Humane Society

Paradise Valley resident, Marika Hamilton Meeks recently published her first book, The IncrediBullStella Coloring Book & Story. ( Read more )