Pike Pet Pals, a 501(c)3 that helps dogs at the Pike Co pound in Waverly, Ohio, brought a Heinz 57 type dog called Sarge to a large adoption event in Cincinnati on Saturday. Someone at the pound apparently decided Sarge has a Pitbull ancestor in his pedigree.
Because of that, the shelter says, it will not list Sarge on its website and is unable to do the proper screenings for him to be eligible for adoption.
Unable? Or unwilling? I searched online to see if there is a ban on breeds who someone at the pound thinks might have a drop of Pitbull blood in them but couldn’t find anything. So why won’t the pound let Sarge go home if someone wants to adopt him?
“We have a lot of people coming in (the shelter) with the wrong intentions,” said Julie Mercer of Pike Pet Pals and Pike County Dog Pound.
Really? What is the basis for this assertion? Or is this also filed under the Someone at the Pound Thinks category?
You know who has wrong intentions? People at a taxpayer funded facility refusing to do their jobs and instead making up excuses for killing based on a dog’s body shape.
A Pitbull rescue at the My Furry Valentine adoption event, Adore-A-Bull, “couldn’t rescue Sarge because he doesn’t look like a pit bull.” Well geez, is this poor dog coming or going?
Sarge wasn’t adopted on Saturday and the article states he was returned to the pound that night. The event was scheduled to continue on Sunday, without Sarge.
It is unknown when he will be available for adoption, however, since he is currently on his way back to the Pike County Dog Pound.
There was plenty of hand-wringing over the dog:
Pike Pet Pals brought four dogs, and the other three were adopted. “He is caught in limbo,” said Carolyn Evans, who organized My Furry Valentine. “There are 20 types of dogs that are mislabeled pit bulls. I believe that is where he falls.
“It is just a tough position for this poor dog,” Evans said.
I wonder if anyone has stopped to consider either of these crazy possibilities:
- Go ahead and list Sarge online and adopt him out to someone who wants him, despite his body shape.
- Quit saying he is part Pitbull since this is pure speculation and apparently keeping him from being marketed better.
If only Someone at the Pound Thought of that.
(Thank you Larkin for sending in this link.)