Tuesday, April 8, 2014

National Dog Fighting Awareness Day Adopt a Pitbull Opt to Adopt Blog Hop! (Kitties Too!)

Today is National Dog Fighting Awareness Day. It's a day to create awareness about this horrible 'sport' and to take a stand against it.

This is also Opt to Adopt Blog Hop day and Dogs N Paws, who started the opt to adopt day, have asked those who join in to feature a pit bull if possible and of course mention National Dog Fighting Awareness Day.

I like to feature Winnie's Wish kitties who are in need of homes. There are no pit bulls there. But I wanted to join in so I asked around and my cousin suggested asking about an adoptable pittie at the Lucas County Pit Crew, a place local to us here in northwest Ohio.

The person I talked to suggested a dog named Monty. Look at this face!

How can anyone look into such a happy face and even think about turning it into a fighting dog?? Pit bulls were originally bred to be nanny dogs! You know what that means? That means they were designed to be around and care for kids. People have ruined their reputation, but the dogs remain resilient. Taken away from the horrible people who mistreated them and forced them to fight, most turn into sweet loving family members.

Monty and almost 70 other dogs were rescued from the scene of a triple homicide at a dog fighting operation in Idaho. The Lucas County Pit Crew brought him here. In an article in our local paper last year they said that they don't think Monty was involved in the fighting because he has no scars.

Here is what they say about him:
Handsome Montana aka Monty is looking for a home to call his own for life. This compact little hunk is full of curiosity and playfulness. Monty would love someone who enjoys a daily walk and also has the time to continue his training. Monty is neutered, micro-chipped, and fully vaccinated. He is crate trained, walks well on a leash, and is going through basic good manners training. He loves lying on laps and is a pillow hog. His adoption fee is $75.00 dollars because he is sponsored by the Angela Shultz family. Please email pitcrewapplication@gmail.com for an application if you think Monty would make the perfect addition to your family.
If you're looking for a dog, I hope you'll consider Monty or another pit bull! You can see him, and other adoptable pitties, at the LCPC website here.

Now, you know it wouldn't be me if I didn't also post about Winnie's Wish too!

There is a pair of kitties I want to feature today. Truly and Shiloh. They would love a home together.

Shiloh is a sweetheart who is very shy and depends on his sister Truly.
Here's what Chrystal says about them should they get a home together:  Truly will shower her new human with attention; Shiloh would have the advantage of adjusting to a new home while having his security blanket (Truly) with him.

These two are young and sweet, they deserve a home of their own. Won't you share them with everyone you know? You never know who will wind up being their forever family!

See them, and more kitties, on the sidebar of the Daily Dose blog! As always, don't let distance deter you from adopting a Winnie's Wisher, distance is not really a problem. There are Winnie's Wishers all across the US and into Canada!

There is a special badge today for National Dog Fighting Awareness, Adopt a Pitbull, Opt to Adopt Blog Hop! (Now that's a mouthful!) So please take and use it if you're getting in on the hop! And please do join in! Click on the other blogs and see who's available and post your own adoptable doggie or kitty!




Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Um, we are sorry, but NO. Pitbulls scare the fur right off of us.

Sparkle said...

My human is beyond disgusted by dog fighting. She does not understand anyone who finds animal cruelty entertaining.

Sue Kottwitz said...

Terrific post! Thanks so much for joining us in today's special hop. I'll be sharing :-)

Hannah and Lucy said...

We can't imagine why anyone could be so sadistic as to make to dogs fight for human entertainment.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Ian Thomson said...

Great post, we all need to do what we can to help raise awareness, sharing.


Jenna,Mark Drady said...

Great info! Thanks very much for linking up to our special hop today.
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

grate post star & leo, N we troo lee hope monty findz hiz for evers home...best biscuits two ewe dood as well as two ewe shiloh & truly....we hope everee one has ther for evers by easturr ♥

Dogs N Pawz said...

Monty is beautiful and so are Shiloh and Truly! We love the name Shiloh! We had the most awesome Lab and her name was Shiloh. Thanks for joining the hop! Off to share!

Random Felines said...

oooo - mom wants to kiss Monty's face!!!

LP said...

Monty, we hope you find a loving home soon!
Shiloh and Truly, we wish the same for you! :)

the critters in the cottage xo

M. K. Clinton said...

What a beautiful dog to have witnessed such terror and survive to be a great friend. Thank you for joining in today's hop with an extra dog. The two kitties are adorable. Sending good luck wishes their way!

Brian said...

The humans involved in dog fighting are pure evil. That Monty has the best smile. We hope Monty and the adorable kitties get to go home really soon.

Dolly theDoxie said...

Its so great to learn that even kitties care about dog fighting! Love Dolly

Kari Neumeyer said...

Pit bulls do have the greatest smiles, don't they?

Clooney said...

Great post. Wishing Monty a wonderful forever home where he is loved and cherished. And huge purrs to Shiloh and Truly for finding a loving forever home together soon!

BeadedTail said...

We hate dog fighting! Some people are just plain horrible. We hope Monty finds a furever home soon!

Sarah at Lolathepitty.com said...

Thanks so much for helping spread the word and share an adoptable pitty in need of a 'furever' home!

Eileen said...

We is sending purrs for Monty, Shiloh, and Truly to find their furever home furry soon!

Mom bean loves the name Truly. We says no way 'cuz all us kitties have to be S names, MOL

Sasha, Sami, & Saku