Police Departments Across The US Started Adopting Pit Bulls To Train Them • MetDaan

Police Departments Across The US Started Adopting Pit Bulls To Train Them

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Pit bulls are all over the media again. And this time, they didn’t do anything wrong. Across the United States, police departments have started rescuing pit bulls instead of buying expensive shepherds that cost about $15,000. The pit bull dog breed has become notorious after a lot of violent actions reported and is now illegal to own a pit bull in many countries around the world. Despite what you think about this breed, they will now have the chance to be trained and become police dogs. Cute or controversial?

The police realized that the German Shepherd or the Belgian Malinois cost a lot of money.

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Triviana

The fact that some police departments are facing budget restrictions might have also played a part

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City of Strongsville

The Animal Farm Foundation, along with Austin Pets Alive!, a Texan animal shelter and Universal K9, an organization which saves dogs and trains them for law enforcement work think they have found a solution to this issue.

Any guesses?

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Facebook | Protect Pit Bulls from BSL

They chose pit bulls!

“Police Departments are finally getting it,” a spokesperson for ‘Protect Pit Bulls from BSL’ stated.

“Instead of spending $10,000 to $15,000 for a trained Belgian or GSD, they are now taking pit bulls from shelters and training them, and they are proving themselves to be amazing police and military K9s.”

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Facebook | Protect Pit Bulls from BSL

Pit bulls are strong and obedient, despite them often being viewed as a violent breed. The Protect Pit Bulls from BSL association wants to end the stigma around the breed. “BSL” stands for “breed-specific legislation” that picks on pit bulls and other strong breeds of dogs.

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Little Things

These organizations are now motivating police departments to adopt pit bulls so they don’t have to be euthanized.

“Any dog that has the drive, confidence, and desire to work can do it! Breed does not dictate a dog’s ability to work,” explained Universal K9 founder Brad Croft.

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Facebook | Protect Pit Bulls from BSL

Police departments have started doing just that. The Washougal Police Department, the Chattahoochee Hills department, the Georgia Police Department, and the Poughkeepsie Police Department in New York are some of the ones who already brought in pit bulls.

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Facebook | Protect Pit Bulls from BSL

Interestingly, Pit bulls are the most common shelter breed. A study showed that in a shelter where breed labels were eliminated, the adoption rate for pit bulls went up. Also, their euthanasia rate went down 12 percent and their length of stay at the shelter was reduced.

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Facebook | Protect Pit Bulls from BSL

“The American Pit Bull Terrier and various Pit Bull-type dogs make up the vast majority of purebred dogs found in shelters. In fact, there are nearly 18,000 dogs waiting for their forever homes listed on the website. That’s a huge number of homeless animals for just a single breed. These dogs come from various backgrounds and can make an excellent companion for the right home,” writes the I Heart Dogs page.

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Facebook | Animal Farm Foundation

They seem to be doing just fine being trained for police dogs.

“Universal K9 trains dogs for narcotics, explosives, cadaver, and arson detection. We also train dogs to track for criminal apprehension and have trained dogs for vapor detection as well,” said Brad Croft of Universal K9.

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Facebook | Protect Pit Bulls from BSL

What’s most important, a dog’s breed has nothing to do with their ability

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Little Things

“I personally have a mutt – I have no idea what breed mix she is – but she is the best working dog I have ever come across! She can find narcotics and track people better than any ‘typical’ police dog I’ve ever seen,” Croft concludes.

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Here’s how a pit bull changed an actress’s life.

Source: diply

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