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Pit bull ignorance on Chico Ca. Craigslist

August 31, 2009 | By Bart O. | 5 comments

I read an ad on the Chico Ca. Craigslist today for a lady trying to find homes for Great danes. A fine a noble endeavor. But in her ad she said she would not place any danes mixed with Pitbulls. I sent her an email and asked her what she had against pitbulls, and that she should get informed about them befroe she condemned them. She wrote me back saying she has worked in a vets office for 15 years and had to put down tons of dogs and stitch others up because of pitbulls. She went on to say that it doesnt matter how well they are socialized or if they have been to obedience school, they are all agressive and dangerous. When she next mentioned dogs with locking jaws I knew she didn't have a clue what she was talking about. Anyone who knows anything about pits know that that is a myth. I sent her another email telling her facts about pitbulls and I told her where she could find those facts. I also told her to please not post anymore misleading posts about pitbulls when she is trying to place great danes. I told her I would flag her posts if she did. She wrote me back and told me to go ahead and flag her posts as there were more people out there who hated pitbulls then liked them and she would post what she wanted and to leave her alone. Please help me keep her misleading posts of Craigslist. If she wants to place great danes in homes,Great! But leave out the lies about pitbulls. If you see a Post That says" Do you want a Great Dane?" Please check it for slander against our noble Pitbulls and flag it. I can't do it alone. It takes more than one flag. Thank you
Bart Ocheltree

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Angie S.
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Angie S.
4 years ago

Thanks for letting us know about that post Bart. I did send her a heartfelt email asking her not to ruin pitbulls/pitbull mixes chances for adoptions because she hates them or her bad experience with pities. She did reply back to me. From what I gather she is not open to hearing any real facts about pitbulls because otherwise she cannot justify hating them so much. I did remind her about how pities are often the most abused and asked her to think about how she might view pities differently had she worked in this venue versus a veterinary hospital. Hopefully one day she will let go of those inaccurate misconceptions and stop hating so much. If you are thinking about sending a message please think about how you approach her because the last thing you want is for her to just delete your email.

Shay E.
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Shay E.
4 years ago

I totally agree !

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