Target: Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia
Goal: Prevent counties from banning pit bulls.
A stray pit bull that recently saved a woman from a knife-weilding attacker had to be transferred out of state for veterinary care due to bred-specific legislation. The pit bull, who fittingly is known as Hero, wound up being stabbed five times in the process of saving the woman’s life. In order to find a home for Hero and to treat his injuries, he had to be transferred to another state, due to several counties in Georgia having strict breed bans on pit bulls. Demand that Georgia overturn the breed bans so that dogs like Hero are able to have a place to live.
Now that Hero has had his lifesaving procedure, has gotten a new forever home, and has been declared an official “hero” by the rescue that saved his life, it’s time we turn our focus to the millions of pit bulls left to starve because they are considered dangerous. Clearly, the idea that pit bulls are violent animals is being proven wrong every day, as this heroic pup stepped in to save the life of a woman he had never met before from a knife-wielding attacker. Tell the governor that such a heroic creature, no matter what species, deserves a loving home.
Dear Nathan Deal,
Pit bulls have gotten a bad rep as a dangerous or vicious animal, mostly due to their long history of being bred for dog fighting purposes. However, we know this to be extremely far from the truth as pit bulls are nanny dogs, gentle giants, and can even be more heroic than most people. When Hero the pit bull saw a man attacking a woman, he jumped into action and saved the woman’s life, but not before the attacker pulled out a knife and stabbed him five times.
Thankfully Hero’s injuries are healing now as he got a treatment paid for by the head of Fighting for The Bullys Pit Bull Rescue, Carla Welch. Now, all the other pit bulls who are just as loving need your help as well. In several major Georgia counties, including La Grange, Trenton, Fitzgerald, Dawson, and Floyd, there are laws on the book that ban pit bulls, labeling them vicious. This is absolutely unfair as we’ve seen many times that pit bulls aren’t dangerous animals, it’s the people that breed them for fighting that are dangerous. It’s time that Georgia step up to the plate and overturn any breed bans in the state, to save heroic pits like Hero from being targeted just for their breed.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: Fighting for The Bullys Pit Bull Rescue