Target: Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pitbulls shelter
Goal: Praise this shelter for rescuing dogs abandoned after a triple homicide in Boise, Idaho.
The rescue group Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pitbulls (BADRAP) is in the news once again. The organization first made headlines back in 2007 when activists brought many of Michael Vick’s dogs from Georgia to California to help rehabilitate and place them. This time the shelter is in Boise to save a group of pit bulls that were left after a triple homicide involving a dog fighting operation and this certainly deserves our praise.
Officials found the dogs during an investigation into the deaths of three residents of a home in Holbrook, a town of only 400 people near the Idaho-Utah state line. The majority of the dogs are pit bull or similar breeds and have scars and wounds that are consistent with fighting. There was an arena on the property. The 63 dogs are currently being taken care of at the Idaho Humane Society in Boise. At this moment it is unclear what will happen to the dogs as local vets analyze their medical conditions, but BADRAP believes they will have happy endings.
BADRAP seeks to aid both dog owners and shelters, offering pets for adopters, training classes for dog owners, and presentations and professional consultations to animal welfare groups around the country. A representative from the organization made a statement saying that as soon as they determine which dogs can be saved, they will rehabilitate them and sort out their personalities so they can be matched with foster homes and adoption programs.
Whenever there are dogs to be rehabilitated, it seems as though BADRAP always comes to the rescue. Their work has helped hundreds of dogs that would have otherwise been considered “unsavable.” Please take a moment to sign the petition below and thank BADRAP for their work and for giving these 63 dogs who were forced to endure horrible circumstances a fighting chance.
Dear Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pitbulls,
You recently announced your decision to aid in the rescue of 63 dogs who were removed from a home in Idaho following a triple homicide that is likely linked to a dog fighting operation. Your organization has garnered a reputation for taking on the hard cases helping dogs who wouldn’t have otherwise had a chance and you are certainly living up to this reputation once again.
Thank you for continuing to help animals around the country and for giving these dogs who are forced into circumstances beyond their control a chance to know what it is to be loved.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: maplegirlie via Flickr