Aruba is a 2 year old female Pibble. Everyone who meets Aruba loves her.
Unfortunately for Aruba, the county mayor does not allow the shelter to adopt Pitbulls out to the public. I could not find a city or county ordinance restricting Pitbull ownership so I called the shelter to inquire. I was advised that the shelter’s previous director had taken it upon himself to implement a policy of death for all Pitbulls entering the facility. That director quit in September and the gentleman who stepped up as interim director approached the mayor to ask if AC could start at least releasing Pitbulls to 501(c)3 rescues. The mayor agreed so this is where things stand for the breed right now.
I hope that sometime soon, the mayor will agree to allowing Pitbulls to be adopted by the public. Sure, there may be a tiny minority of Pitbull adopters who might be irresponsible, but that’s true for adopters of any breed. Most adopters are good people who want to save a shelter pet’s life. I think we should let them.
In the meantime, if anyone is a member of a 501(c)3 rescue group and has a space for Aruba, you can contact the shelter directly. If your group is not a 501(c)3 or you are an individual who would like to adopt Aruba, we have a 501(c)3 willing to work with you to get her pulled. Just leave a comment on this post. Transportation assistance is available.
Robertson County Animal Control
2900 W. County Farm Road
Springfield, Tn. 37172
This shelter’s kill rate is unknown.