Adventures in the life of a Persian American Girl and her Pit Bulls
Monday, March 2, 2009
New CIty Ordinances that Need to be passed
If you know me, you know I love my animals, especially dogs. They don't have a voice, so we are their voice. These are WONDERFUL Ordinances that will really help the overpopulation of dogs. The Commercial Appeal did an article on this today. They are actually separated into two ordinances. One is to ban the roadside sale of animals. So you wont see people set up on the side of the road or in front of WalMart with puppies in a cage and begging you to buy them. When in actuality they are trying to make a quick buck and don't care about these puppies. And most of the time these puppies end up sick and don't live our their lives. The other is a Spay-Neuter Ordinance which requires dogs and cats to be spayed or neutered by the time they are six months old. The best part of this of this ordinance requires breeders to get a $1000 license from the city. This helps the good legitimate breeders to separate themselves from the roadside crazies and the puppy mills. There really is no reason to not have your dog fixed unless you are a legitimate breeder. Cancer rates go down for males as well as aggression in both males and females. Things happen and your dog and accidentally gets out, then there are 8-10 puppies to worry about, the problem is, most people don't worry about the puppies and throw them out to fin for themselves. I see it everyday and every time I volunteer at the Humane Society. The Humane Society only has room for the hurt, sick and injured and cannot take in every stray off the street. Every stray on the street does not deserve to die in a shelter. Please contact your City Council Members and ask them to please pass these ordinances.
The main reason I started this blog is to show you some insight into my life and show how normal 'girly' girls like me own the most wonderful breed on the planet. For those scared, confused, or misinformed about Pit Bulls, see that I am just like you and these two boys are my babies. If one person learns something about Pit Bulls from me, I have succeeded. I am a Bellydancing, Jazzercising, Trekking, Boot Camper that loves her fiance and her 2 Pit Bulls dearly. I am a University of Tennesee Grad (twice) and a die hard Vol Fan, no other college teams for me. I am very opinionated and want to save all the homeless dogs in Memphis and around the world...well one dog at a time. Oh and I am also in search of the best bbq in Memphis, by the way.. I am also a small business owner managing the lifestyles of the rich and famous. It's fun and it pays the bills :)