Everyone that knows me knows that the only thing that I love as a close second to my daughter is animals. But what I also have to add on that short list are selfless, passionate individuals who also love animals as much as I do (I like to think of as Angels on Earth).
It gives me “goosies” when I meet someone that shares my love and commitment to saving animals. And I find it an honor to share their story with you so that we all can strengthen this Team we all join to help give a happier and healthier life to the beautiful animal souls that come into our lives.
As it is National Pit Bull Awareness Month and on 10/27/18 it is National Pit Bull Awareness Day, it only makes perfect sense that I had this interview. It warms my heart to introduce you to the Owner and creator of Pit Sisters, located in Jacksonville, FL. What is Pit Sisters you ask? It’s not a rescue but instead it is a charity that recues Pit Bulls, rehabilitates them with obedience and behavior modification. Pit Sisters also provides private pet rehabilitation training as an effort to reduce the number of Pit Bull surrenders. They work with you and your dog in teaching basic behavior skills of listening to each other.
Now there is an interesting program that is making an impact in the community. This program is set up and run through 6 prisons located in south GA and north FL. Their program is known as Teaching Animals & Inmates Life Skills (TAILS). At the end of a Prisoner’s sentence who has participated in this program, they have the option to adopt one of these dogs. But mostly, these newly trained dogs are adopted out to different families or given a job.
But what I really want to share with you is how Pit Sisters has been in the news for the past couple years in a highly publicized international story that had them in the middle of saving the lives of over 2 dozen rescued fighting dogs from Ontario Canada, known world-wide as #Savethe21 or #Ontario21.