It’s an all too familiar scene played out in the media. On Sunday a Stockton woman was attacked by two Pit Bulls. Her bites so severe she remained in the hospital this week.
The dogs are in the care of Animal Control. They will likely be labeled aggressive and later destroyed.
At any particular Animal Shelter across the country, the overwhelming breed you’ll find is Pit Bulls. But ask most who work at the City of Sacramento Shelter and their opinion is surprisingly different.
“When I got here, I was afraid of them,” admitted Shelter Manager Gina Knepp. “I had never been around one. Never known anyone who owned one. But now their my favorite.”
Ricardo Gaitan, an Animal Care Tech at the Shelter has been to both sides with this breed. He’s been a Pit Bull owner and he regularly has to euthanize the dogs.
“It’s sad. It’s depressing. It really takes a part of you,” expressed Gaitan. “People need to change their mentality around Pit Bulls. It’s an excellent breed, but if it’s bred like any other animal. If you raise it wrong, you will have negative results.”