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We are thrilled to share the news that in just two months, the South LA Intervention Pilot Program has just surpassed its year-end goal of preventing 400 pets from entering the South LA shelter.
If there’s one thing that’s become clear this year, it’s that we can’t seem to resist puppies. Yes, they’re pretty darn cute, and yes, they get adopted in the blink of an eye, but those aren't the only reasons we leave the shelter with our arms full of adorableness on occasion. Pulling puppies gives us a chance to help at risk mamas and babies.
Last month, an animal cruelty case involving 63 pit bulls was discovered in Idaho when authorities came upon a triple homicide. Bad Rap flew to Idaho to support the Idaho Humane Society in the process of evaluating and rehoming the dogs.
In the dog world, the term “pit bull problem” seems to surface a lot. As advocates we ask ourselves “how do we solve the pit bull problem?”, “what are the solutions?” or even “is there a solution?”. There are times when it seems overwhelming - like pit bulls will always go against the grain in our society and both dogs and owners will suffer.
I first saw Smokey when I was scrolling down a facebook page and a photo caught my attention. My friend and teammate, Moises, had posted a picture of a bluenose pit bull puppy sitting on a skateboard. Wanting to know more about the puppy I sent Moises a message.

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