APHS Pitbull Policy: No Evaluation, No Adoption, Just Kill

How many dumbass ideas can you fit into one short article? A Texas TV news site goes for broke:

To keep animal attacks down, Amarillo Panhandle Humane Society (APHS) is euthanizing all pit bulls at the shelter if their families do not claim them in 72 hours.

ProNews 7 learned pit bulls are just “not eligible” for adoption to new families.

Humane society officials said they’re a “problem breed” and they have the numbers to back it up. Since October, they’ve recorded 51 bites from pit bulls.


“If they’re going to continue to be irresponsible, then maybe limiting the population will be a good thing,” said Shannon Barlow of Amarillo Animal Control.

The article provides the “numbers to back it up”. And I call SHENANIGANS on those numbers! Who ID’d the dogs involved in the bites? The overwhelming majority of bites were by “all other dogs” – what breeds were they? These stats are being reported by the people KILLING dogs with no known bite history! The only thing these dogs are “guilty” of is getting picked up the the local “Humane Society”. Anyone else getting the stench of rat?

And where does a public servant get off pulling this Mother Hen crap? I suspect the community she’s paid to serve would not support her “You’re all bad people so I’m going to kill these dogs” philosophy. And does the 72 hour hold for stray Pitbulls apply to all strays or do non-Pits get held for longer?

APHS, please get out of the sheltering business already and take your mindless Pitbull killers with you. We are the real humane society. Join us.

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