When people wanted to keep their children safe, the pit bull was their go to. This is because pit bulls were highly regarded as the most faithful and loving of any dog breed, and they had a particular affinity for children. People back then would leave their children with their pit bull and never question safety.
Lennox was held captive in substandard conditions for two years, where he waited for his impending sentence. In all that time, his family wasn’t allowed to visit him. Brooke drew Lennox pictures and wrote him letters while he was locked up.
Hershey’s Bill, or Bill 16, is the bill being fought in parliament.The name comes from the story of one amazing animal named Hershey.From supporthersheysbill.com, “Hershey was used as a breeding dog in a puppy mill, [was] kept locked in a cage 24/7 and was never loved or fed properly. Hershey was rescued by a shelter where she was finally adopted by Jennifer Waite. Hershey then went on to became a Certified St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog. In 2005 this “pit bull” type dog was presented with an award from the Toronto Humane Society during Be Kind to Animals Week, due to her outstanding service with the seniors and her restricted breed status in Ontario. Sadly, Hershey was forced to retire and could no longer work as a therapy dog in Ontario. She was now considered “dangerous” and forced to wear a muzzle when outside. PM Bill 16 honours Hershey a “pit bull”, which when allowed, changed the minds, hearts and lives of those who knew her.”
As a dog owner and lover, I can’t imagine someone coming and taking my dog away. I own a Rottweiler/Doberman cross that’s about 140 lbs., and the biggest baby in the world. Jackson, as we call him, hides in storms and if he is ever disciplined, he cries and tries to apologize.
Rottweilers are known for their smiles; when they’re happy, they lift their lip like a growl but are actually smiling at you. Every time I come home, I’m greeted by a wiggly, black monster with a smile on his face.