“It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal.” – Joaquin Phoenix
Everyone has seen the news stories about dogs being beaten, left for dead, intentionally starved, and the list goes on and on with the depraved acts inflicted upon Pitbulls by people who see them as mere property or a means for a profit.
In 2017, in Winnsboro, SC, a malnourished pitbull was unfortunately euthanized after being found tied to a porch and severely emaciated. In 2015, Caitlyn, a pitbull mix, was found in Charleston, SC with her mouth taped shut with Duct Tape after being dropped off in a neighborhood. In 2011, Richland County deputies discovered a dog fight in progress with at least 30 pitbulls present that were confiscated.
The examples of cruelty cases within our state over the past 10 years could go on and on. The Pitbull is the most abused, neglected, and underprotected breed in our state. They are used for profit from breeding or fighting, as well as being kept as guard dogs with little socialization or training. These acts further the negative stigma and poor reputation of the breed.
Through legislation, such as mandatory spay/neuter, the appeal of breeding for profit or fighting would be significantly reduced. This would also eliminate unwanted litters, overbreeding, and overpopulation of Pitbulls.
It is our duty to protect the breed and ensure that they not only deserve better, but are treated better.
Join us in the mission to ensure the safety and protection of this misunderstood breed.