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All Dogs are Dogs: My Experience Raising a Special Needs Pit Bull

  With all the negative stereotypes and publicity that surrounds the pit bull breed, it’s not hard to buy into the sensationalism. However, when you get to know them, you may find that pit bulls are just like any other dog. Before … Continue reading

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Video Profile: An Inside Look at Camden County Animal Shelter

This week I visited the Camden County Animal Shelter and talked to the head of shelter operations, Mike Bricker. The Camden County Animal shelter, located in Blackwood, NJ, houses both cats and dogs of all breeds. Annually the shelter takes in approximately … Continue reading

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Interview with Chris Harris, Shelter Director of the Animal Adoption Center

This weekend I had the pleasure of speaking with Chris Harris, shelter director of the Animal Adoption Center. The Animal Adoption Center, or AAC, is a non-profit animal shelter in Lindenwold, NJ that rescues both dogs and cats. The AAC prides its … Continue reading

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Breed Specific Legislation: Ineffective, Costly, and Unjust

Most people can agree that it is unjust to make generalizations about someone, punish them, or discard them based on their appearance alone. You can’t just kick someone out of your community because they look a certain way. Yet, this is … Continue reading

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Tips for Responsible Pit Bull Ownership

Owning a dog is a huge responsibility. Every dog deserves an owner that is dedicated to responsibly raising them. Owning a dog is a lot more than just providing them with food, shelter, and the occasional vet visit. A responsible dog owner … Continue reading

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Q&A with Lilo’s Promise Co-founder Jennifer Conners

This week I spoke with Lilo’s Promise co-founder Jennifer Conners. Jenn along with Anita Anastasi founded Lilo’s Promise in 2006. The rescue focuses on providing at-risk pit bulls with a safe place to stay until they are adopted into loving homes. Personally, Lilo’s … Continue reading

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The Vilification of Pit Bulls

It will probably come as a surprise to most people, but pit bulls were once widely considered the perfect household pet. In the early 1900’s, pit bulls were viewed as the All-American dog. They were featured on WWI propaganda posters, advertisements, and were … Continue reading

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