Actually Lynn– I would prefer to have dogs just like those living next to me. Why? That’s an easy answer- because history has shown that dogs taken from this environment, rehabilitated and placed into proper homes have accomplished great things.
Audie: earned an advanced AKC agility title—Excellent A Preferred.
Johnny Justice: certified therapy dog, specializing in working with terminally ill kids as well as children in the Paws for Tails reading program at local libraries near his home. He was named ASPCA Dog of the year in 2014.
The list goes on and on- these dogs are not just trash. They are not born these indestructible fighting machines, contrary to what dog fighting supporters and BSL Advocates, they feel pain and not just normal pain, but horrific pain. They are put in this environment that requires them to fight or die. Few survive (if you want to call it that…) but even more die.
Those that make it out and are given a second chance break every stereotype placed on their backs. So yes, I’d rather have dogs that have lived through hell living it up in happy safe homes enjoying and learning how to be just a dog. I’d take them as neighbors before any of those BSL Advocates any day.