Pit bulls average about 33% of shelter intakes nationally, but in large cities the numbers are as high as 43%-67%. About 79% of municipal shelters euthanize pit bulls immediately upon intake, without them ever having any chance at adoption. The problem is mislabeling, most are not pit bulls and without proper records there’s no way to tell either so dogs are put down for absolutely nothing! Those that are offered for adoption are usually the first chosen for euthanasia when overcrowding forces the shelter’s hand and decisions have to be made. They’re not even given a chance because mislabeling !
This is a pit bull!
This is a American bully! Not a pit bull
This is a American Bandogge Mastiff ! This is not a pit bull !
Studies estimate that up to 1 million pit bulls are euthanized per year, or 2,800 per day. Some estimates are up to double that number. In the Los Angeles area alone, 200 per day are put to sleep. A study by the organization Animal People reports a 93% euthanasia rate for pit bulls and only one in 600 pits finding a forever home. Read that again Further, euthanasia estimates don’t include the misery and death pit bulls face as the #1 dog-fighting breed. Fought dogs that don’t die in the ring often suffer excruciating abuse, neglect, abandonment, and eventually death even worse than humane euthanasia.
Instead of calling every dog with a blocky head and cropped ears a pit bull is when they’ll get a fighting chance.
There’s only a few true Apbt breeders and the statistics are way off . My opinion is the so call pit bulls are mostly mixed and not pit bulls at all and are getting killed for it.