Shelter Pet of the Day

BJ, submitted by reader Samantha, is not on Petfinder at this time but comes with this description:

BJ is a young neutered male pit bull @ Kingsport TN Animal Shelter. Born at the shelter two years ago. Parents, PEACHES & BRAVO, were seized during a cruelty case. Returned to the shelter with neck wounds which are being treated. He is available for adoption. Please contact the shelter at 423-247-1671

Kingsport Animal Shelter

2141 Idle Hour Road

Kingsport, TN 37660

(423) 247-1671

This shelter’s kill rate is approximately 48%.

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11 Comments

  1. Here are a few more pictures of BJ.
    http://bit.ly/fDMZNF

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  2. mikken

     /  March 23, 2011

    Neck wounds? Was he attacked? Poor guy!

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    • Dee Holbrook

       /  March 23, 2011

      The cause of his neck and ear wounds is unknown, The shelter suspects that a prong collar was used on his neck.

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  3. Jeanne

     /  March 23, 2011

    He was adopted and then returned? That looks like an old embedded collar injury (or maybe not so old)–was that why? He looks like a really sweet dog.

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    • Dee Holbrook

       /  March 23, 2011

      He was adopted as a puppy from the shelter two years ago. According to the owner, BJ disappeared a month ago and then showed back up at his house on Sat. The owner surrendered him because he said BJ was aggressive towards his min pin. The shelter has not tested him with small dogs yet.

      He is a very sweet dog, very people oriented. He recognized the shelter staff and seemed relieved to be back with them. He was born and raised at the shelter until he was adopted out at around 8 months old.

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  4. Erica

     /  March 23, 2011

    I wish I could take him – but I already have one that is highly aggressive with other males…

    How awful that his parents were part of a cruelty case and he began his life in the shelter only to return. Does anyone know if he was also seized due to cruelty because that neck looks like some of the pits that I’ve gotten that had to have chains surgically removed from their necks due to neglect and their neck growing over the chain/collar?

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    • Dee Holbrook

       /  March 23, 2011

      He was not seized. His former owner surrendered him – see my reply to previous question.

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  5. db

     /  March 23, 2011

    He doesn’t look like a full-blooded pit, more of a pit mix. Is he in danger?

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    • Dee Holbrook

       /  March 23, 2011

      He is a full blooded pit bull. Both his parents were pits. He bears a strong resemblance to his father, Bravo, so the shelter named him Bravo, Jr. or BJ.

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  6. Dee Holbrook

     /  March 23, 2011

    I will post responses to the question listed above.

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    • Erica

       /  March 24, 2011

      Thank you for the responses….hoping he finds his real forever home very soon! He deserves it!

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