Save Pit Bulls From Being Euthanized

Target: Autauga County District Judge Joy Booth

Goal: Save ten fighting dogs from being euthanized after they were rescued from an abusive dog-fighting operation

Ten fighting dogs that were recently rescued from an abusive fighting operation may now be put down due to a petition that was filed by the county’s animal control officer. The document requested that all the animals be euthanized for reasons which have not yet been made public. Urge the Autauga County District Judge, Joy Booth, to save these dogs from being killed at the Prattville-Autauga Humane Shelter.

The deputies in rural Autaugaville, Alabama, that confiscated ten mixed breed pit bulls from the operation also found two additional dog cadavers in a wooded area. The live animals were discovered chained around a shabby fighting pit and many were severely malnourished with open wounds from bites and scratches. It is not known how long the dogs were made to fight, but it is clear that they were cruelly treated and subjected to frequent torture.

Now that the dogs have been rescued, the local animal control is endeavoring to kill them. For reasons that were not openly stated, an animal control officer submitted a petition asking that all of the dogs be put down. It can be assumed that he believes housing them at the shelter will prove to be difficult, or perhaps that the local community perceives them to be a threat to public safety. In response to the petition, Judge Joy Booth claimed that she would soon file a formal order with a decision to either put the animals down or take other action.

With encouragement, Booth may choose to give these animals a second chance.

Because fighting dogs are frequently and successfully rehabilitated, there is no logical reason to put them down now that they have been rescued. Many organizations, including the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), work tirelessly to treat former fighting dogs and relocate them to loving homes. With a bit of effort, the Prattville-Autauga Humane Shelter can surely find such a place to rehabilitate these ones. It would be cruel to do otherwise.

Urge Judge Booth not to euthanize these dogs, but to show compassion by sending them to a rehabilitation center instead.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Autauga County District Judge Joy Booth,

You recently received a petition requesting that ten rescued fighting dogs be put down at the Prattville-Autauga Humane Shelter. I vehemently oppose this suggestion and urge you to show compassion to these innocent dogs by relocating them to a rehabilitation center instead.

Fighting operations are not only cruel, but also illegal, and victims of crime should not be punished for being mistreated. This would be an outrage. These dogs are innocent and they deserve to live with loving families who will help them recover. Please grant them this second chance at life.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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8 Comments

  1. They have had their lives filled with cruelty and have been suffering from birth on to please sadistic humans and make money for the owners. These ppl should be punished with bigtimejailtime, and pay for the rehabilitation of the dogs, no matter what the costs are. Then they should never ever be allowed to own animals for the rest of their lives and also not live with them in under the same roof.
    It is time to rehabilitate these unfortunate dogs, see which one can be placed with good folks, maybe they can not all be rehabilitated but at least you have to try, we owe it to the dogs! And let the former owner pay for it all, he made enough money out of the gambling!!!!!

  2. Sheila Jefferson says:

    Please let them live.
    Thank you

  3. If the pitbulls are considered a threat to society and bring the laws to euthanize them…then how about the people who are extreamely wicked & vicious towards the other law abiding people on the planet earth? How come that they are not being given the punishments never to fit their crimes? What type of laws are we talking about here? These animals are also sentient beings and have a life to live. They are the god’s creations as we are. So why this hipocricy?

  4. Lorin Ritchey says:

    PLEASE,let these poor animals go to a rehab!! Prosecute the bastards that made these innocent animals fight!! What are those people doing right now?? Probaly nothing good or law-abiding!! Do not blame this on the animal, blame it on the monster that promoted this involving these poor animals. Rehab the dogs thru the ASAPCA, why not?, People go to rehab everyday!!

  5. please save them they are not normally nasty they are mae that way give them a chance at a normal life please in gods name be kind

  6. save these dogs they don’t deserve to be put doen because of stuiped people

  7. Daniela Bress says:

    Not one single dog is a danger to society in the hands of responsible persons BUT pedophiles and murderers ARE – so what about the society’s right for safety in those cases?

    Following all these killing-laws concerning animals, any country of the world MUST execute murderers immediately and not after 10-15years in death row!!!!

    From the Courtroom right to the wall and shoot.

  8. These dogs should get a second chance. They were never able to show their true color with the abuse they were subjected to….we already know that many dogs can be rehabilitated and pitbulls are a very loving breed of dogs….please give them that chance….

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