Pit Bull Resources

Breed Bullying

The bans and restrictions placed on pitties and other larger dogs are known as Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) and is the blanket term for laws that either regulate or ban certain breeds completely in the hopes of reducing dog attacks. If the city does not enact a complete ban, they may impose limitations on dog guardians such as mandatory muzzling, special liability insurance, extra licensing, enclosure requirements and prohibitions in military housing. It is estimated that 300 cities and counties currently have BSL in force...

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Pawsitive Changes at MACC

We were thrilled in 2013 when Metro Nashville Animal Care and Control (otherwise known as MACC) began taking critical steps to make positive changes in their shelter programs and policies. We're even more excited that they are kicking off 2014 with even more great efforts...

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Metro Animal Care and Control Lifts Adoption Ban on Pit Bulls

It’s good to be a pittie in Music City! That’s because Metro Animal Care and Control (MACC) recently reversed a long-standing policy that will now give pit bulls a new chance at life and love...

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Capturing the Last Moments of Life

You may have seen his photos circulating the internet recently: stark, honest images of dogs lost and unwanted in this world. Many folks online have been criticizing Taiwanese photographer Tou Chih-kang for taking photos of shelter dogs just moments before euthanasia, saying he should put those skills to use in trying to find them adoptable homes... However, I see Chih-kang's work as a devoted ministry; a heart-wrenching labor of love to tell the stories of the dogs who have been cast aside by society, to let the world know that they were here...

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Help for Chained Dogs

Local groups and advocates are making life better for pitbulls and other chained dogs in Nashville. Living day after day on a chain is a punishment no creature deserves any time of year... especially dogs, who are pack animals that desire to be part of the family...

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Bully Breed Education & Resources

Bullies get a bad rap, which is why we're on a mission to clean up their undeserved reputation! We hope that the links, articles and resources on this page will help you to better understand our bully friends. We encourage you to share these links with friends via email, blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets in order to help us get the word out that our pitties are friends, not foes! Together, we can help protect these beautiful dogs from further abuse, exploitation and public misunderstanding...

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