Hey y’all. The “National Kill a Pit Bull Day” hoax is making the rounds again, getting people outraged but also giving people ideas. The hoax was disproved last year.
However, since the idea is out there, and there are horrible people in the world, take sensible precautions for your pets, but do…
On the other hand, some rescues refuse to do adoptions a week before Halloween. I wonder why that is…..
Even if it IS a hoax, it is based on real life incidents, and I for one would much rather be cautious than have something horrible happen to my furbabies.
Halloween aside, it is becoming more common for people involved in dog fighting rings to abduct pets to use as bait. So please, always supervise your dog when they are in your backyard. Never leave your dog alone in the car or tied up outside of a store. If you let your dog off leash, make sure that your dog will come when called (my friend’s dog was abducted because he was following a man who was calling him). And be aware of suspicious persons or vehicles in your area. Let them see that you are watching them…. that you will be able to give a good description of them should a crime occur. Even take a photo of them and/or their car. They will less likely to go through with the crime if they know their chances of being caught are higher.
Good points and precautions to make regardless of the day or night :]