Rescue organizations in Texas are coming together to not only save the lives of pit bulls and pit bull mixes, but to give them jobs as well. The Animal Farm Foundation has partnered with Austin Pets Alive! and Universal K9 to remove pitties, pit bull types and other mixed breeds from animal shelters and put them into consideration for police work. Specifically, Detection Dog work, which was once reserved strictly for pure-bred canines.
These dogs are transported from the shelters to the Universal K9 training facility in San Antonio, where founder Brad Croft trains and places the dogs in police departments across the country, and at no charge. The cost of training and transporting these officers is offset by donations and sponsorships.
“All they need is a chance to prove themselves and these dogs will work every bit as hard as the purebred dogs that we bring in from overseas,” Croft told ABC News. “Any dog that has the drive, confidence, and desire to work can do it! Breed does not dictate a dog’s ability to work.”
This will hopefully prove once again that pit bulls and pit bull mixes are highly trainable and intelligent, and worthy of love, care and attention. End BSL (Breed Specific Legislation)! What do you think about this movement? We would love to hear your thoughts. Comment below!