This Fursday, meet ChaCha. She's all ears!
ChaCha is a beautiful girl but there's a problem. She's considered a pit bull mix. Here in Springfield, Missouri we have BSL (breed specific legisaltion) against pit bulls. ChaCha came to Rescue One because her owners didn't want to keep her when she was found by animal control. Most likely, they couldn't or didn't want to comply with the BSL laws.
It's a sad situation for a sweet girl like ChaCha. There's lots of stereotypes about her and discrimination against her. Her breed (pit bull terrier) makes it extra difficult to place her in a new home.
The reality is she's well mannered and good with other dogs. She's house and crate trained. She's athletic and would make a great agility dog. She's going to make a fantastic addition to someone's family.
This week, I urge you to educate yourself about breed specific legislation. What really makes a dog dangerous? (spoiler: it's not because they're pit bulls or rottweilers or dobermans or any other certain breed) And then share ChaCha's story. She's not the only pit bull mix out there who's stuck in a situation like this.
Update: ChaCha was adopted.