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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:35 pm

By the way, you pit owners will be happy to know this. My wife now works at the Humane Society here in Omaha and traditionally they've euthenized (sp?) any and all dogs that have come in with pit in them. Now, they've adjusted the rule so that only primarily pit dogs will be euthenized, the others will go up for adoption. Not quite ideal yet, but a step in the right direction.
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Re: Man's best friend

Postby Metroid » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:04 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:By the way, you pit owners will be happy to know this. My wife now works at the Humane Society here in Omaha and traditionally they've euthenized (sp?) any and all dogs that have come in with pit in them. Now, they've adjusted the rule so that only primarily pit dogs will be euthenized, the others will go up for adoption. Not quite ideal yet, but a step in the right direction.

It is a start. Now they just need to push for strict temperament testing rather than just categorizing all pits as unadoptable. Often times pits that wind up at the Humane Society have serious temperament issues due to how they have been treated. Obviously since they are very powerful animals that makes them unadoptable, but like all dogs some pits just need a good home.

Congrats to the wife on the new job. ;-D
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Re: Man's best friend

Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:24 am

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Omaha Red Sox wrote:By the way, you pit owners will be happy to know this. My wife now works at the Humane Society here in Omaha and traditionally they've euthenized (sp?) any and all dogs that have come in with pit in them. Now, they've adjusted the rule so that only primarily pit dogs will be euthenized, the others will go up for adoption. Not quite ideal yet, but a step in the right direction.

It is a start. Now they just need to push for strict temperament testing rather than just categorizing all pits as unadoptable. Often times pits that wind up at the Humane Society have serious temperament issues due to how they have been treated. Obviously since they are very powerful animals that makes them unadoptable, but like all dogs some pits just need a good home.

Congrats to the wife on the new job. ;-D


i saw this article the other day and was glad to see they found homes

Prison escape is unthinkable where dogs guard in Idaho
Facility's security one of kind in U.S.


By Rebecca Boone


ASSOCIATED PRESS
2:00 a.m. March 25, 2009
BOISE, Idaho – Nobody has broken out of the Idaho State Correctional Institution in more than 20 years. Prison officials like to think a hard-bitten corps of sentries with names like Cookie, Bongo and Chi Chi has had something to do with that.
The institution is the only state prison in the United States to use snarling, snapping sentry dogs to patrol its perimeter.
In a program begun in 1986, 24 mean dogs – mostly German shepherds, Rottweilers and Belgian malinois, with a few boxers and pit bulls – roam the space between the inner and outer chain-link fences 24 hours a day, ferociously defending their territory.
Get too close to the fence and they will bare their teeth, bark and lunge. Set foot in their space and they will att

article continues...
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Re: Man's best friend

Postby Metroid » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:46 am

Holy crap, what a great idea! 8-o
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Re: Man's best friend

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:25 am

Metroid wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:By the way, you pit owners will be happy to know this. My wife now works at the Humane Society here in Omaha and traditionally they've euthenized (sp?) any and all dogs that have come in with pit in them. Now, they've adjusted the rule so that only primarily pit dogs will be euthenized, the others will go up for adoption. Not quite ideal yet, but a step in the right direction.

It is a start. Now they just need to push for strict temperament testing rather than just categorizing all pits as unadoptable. Often times pits that wind up at the Humane Society have serious temperament issues due to how they have been treated. Obviously since they are very powerful animals that makes them unadoptable, but like all dogs some pits just need a good home.

Congrats to the wife on the new job. ;-D


Each dog has to pass the temperament test, but certain breeds, pits and rottweilers, maybe others, aren't even given the option.

She wanted something to do with animals. She's got a vet tech degree and wants to use it instead of working at PayPal like she'd been. She enjoyed working there because she had friends there, but finally decided to do something she actually enjoyed doing. It's much more fulfilling for her and it's only part time. It does pain her to see some of the cases of course, especially the pits.
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Re: Man's best friend

Postby Metroid » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:11 am

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
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Omaha Red Sox wrote:By the way, you pit owners will be happy to know this. My wife now works at the Humane Society here in Omaha and traditionally they've euthenized (sp?) any and all dogs that have come in with pit in them. Now, they've adjusted the rule so that only primarily pit dogs will be euthenized, the others will go up for adoption. Not quite ideal yet, but a step in the right direction.

It is a start. Now they just need to push for strict temperament testing rather than just categorizing all pits as unadoptable. Often times pits that wind up at the Humane Society have serious temperament issues due to how they have been treated. Obviously since they are very powerful animals that makes them unadoptable, but like all dogs some pits just need a good home.

Congrats to the wife on the new job. ;-D


Each dog has to pass the temperament test, but certain breeds, pits and rottweilers, maybe others, aren't even given the option.

She wanted something to do with animals. She's got a vet tech degree and wants to use it instead of working at PayPal like she'd been. She enjoyed working there because she had friends there, but finally decided to do something she actually enjoyed doing. It's much more fulfilling for her and it's only part time. It does pain her to see some of the cases of course, especially the pits.

Yeah that's what I mean, ALL breeds should be given the chance to pass a temperament test. It's not fair to throw a blanket over a certain breed as unadoptable. I imagine it must be really hard....man just wait till she gets a case where she has a pit bull mother or a litter of puppies.

Yeah these little guys are totally unadoptable. :,-(
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Re: Man's best friend

Postby dream_017 » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:14 am

Dan Lambskin wrote:
Metroid wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:By the way, you pit owners will be happy to know this. My wife now works at the Humane Society here in Omaha and traditionally they've euthenized (sp?) any and all dogs that have come in with pit in them. Now, they've adjusted the rule so that only primarily pit dogs will be euthenized, the others will go up for adoption. Not quite ideal yet, but a step in the right direction.

It is a start. Now they just need to push for strict temperament testing rather than just categorizing all pits as unadoptable. Often times pits that wind up at the Humane Society have serious temperament issues due to how they have been treated. Obviously since they are very powerful animals that makes them unadoptable, but like all dogs some pits just need a good home.

Congrats to the wife on the new job. ;-D


i saw this article the other day and was glad to see they found homes

Prison escape is unthinkable where dogs guard in Idaho
Facility's security one of kind in U.S.


By Rebecca Boone


ASSOCIATED PRESS
2:00 a.m. March 25, 2009
BOISE, Idaho – Nobody has broken out of the Idaho State Correctional Institution in more than 20 years. Prison officials like to think a hard-bitten corps of sentries with names like Cookie, Bongo and Chi Chi has had something to do with that.
The institution is the only state prison in the United States to use snarling, snapping sentry dogs to patrol its perimeter.
In a program begun in 1986, 24 mean dogs – mostly German shepherds, Rottweilers and Belgian malinois, with a few boxers and pit bulls – roam the space between the inner and outer chain-link fences 24 hours a day, ferociously defending their territory.
Get too close to the fence and they will bare their teeth, bark and lunge. Set foot in their space and they will att

article continues...

That is great ;-D
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Re: Man's best friend

Postby stomperrob » Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:42 pm

Thought about putting this in the funny video thread, bu it really belongs here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At3cU20WYIM
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Re: Man's best friend

Postby Metroid » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:02 pm

stomperrob wrote:Thought about putting this in the funny video thread, bu it really belongs here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At3cU20WYIM

That was great! Lot's of good clips in there but the best were the opening and closing ones. :-b
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Re: Man's best friend

Postby stomperrob » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:10 pm

Metroid wrote:
stomperrob wrote:Thought about putting this in the funny video thread, bu it really belongs here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At3cU20WYIM

That was great! Lot's of good clips in there but the best were the opening and closing ones. :-b


Yeh, I luv that closing one!
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