Pittie Party pictures!
What’s the one myth the county animal shelter’s behavior specialist wishes she could dispel about pit bulls?
There are many, but Leah Will does have one particularly persistent myth to debunk.
“That they’ll turn on their owner at any point,” she said.
She was speaking at the Allegan County Animal Shelter’s “Pittie Party” Thursday, April 3, an outreach effort to help potential pet adopters open their minds to consider the pit bulls.
Several pits, one by one, were brought into a small meeting room festooned with decorations. Dogs Jolly, Buddy Boy and Allie scarfed treats side by side with Nick the cat, who displayed the quintessential feline quality of being nonplussed while calmly eating his own food at the same table.
Will said, “Pit bulls just have that stigma associated with them, though, and people won’t even give them a chance.
“They think they will turn on their children in an instant, and that’s just not the case. They’re just like any dog."
For the full story, pick up a copy of the April 3 issue of The Allegan County News or subscribe to the e-edition.