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Beverly S.

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Review for For the Love of Pits, Cleveland, OH, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I had the pleasure of seeing this organization in action when the animal welfare league in my area did a raid that seized 162 dogs and a lot of other animals. Most of the dogs were pit bull. For the Love of Pits were there very day evaluating and working with the dogs in order to get them adopted or to help find shelters that would take some of them. They would interact with each dog and teach them commands and how to interact with people. They treated each dog as if they were their own. They were there every day even though the drive was an hour away for them. They took many videos of the dogs for future use. When we had the experience to have one of the dogs put down that many of us got close to Shana and Tish went out of their way to tell the animal shelter that they would take him to their vet and stay with him. They went even as far to ask my husband and I to go with them. Under the circumstances we said "no" and they took him and were with him to the end. This, I felt, was over and above what they had to do. We looked to this group to help us till the end of getting these dogs homes or other shelters-they gave us, as volunteers, a lot of support. When we were down to 29 dogs and they were taken to a kennel, which was donated by the owners, we still looked to For the Love of Pits for help and their knowledge of how to teach and show us how to teach these dogs things which maybe as volunteers did not know how to do. They continued to travel to help us out which was greatly appreciated. There was also one of the dogs, Helen, who was deaf, that my husband and I got so attached to. Shana helped us get her into the shelter CODA in Brooklyn Ohio who only take deaf and blind dogs where she is being taken care of and given the love she so deserves. This was so personally grateful for my husband and myself because we needed to know that Helen would be taken good care of and tended to in a different way because of her handicap. Without Shana's help I don't know what we would have done. For the Love of Pits have gone out of their way to educate the public that pit bulls are very loving dogs and can be trusted in ways some of the public would never think of. They are gentle with children and not of "bad rap" some people label them as. For the Love of Pits have given of their time, personal experience, and their love to the many dogs they have rescued, each of them equally. This is one group that should be commended for what they do for these dogs and I for one will always hold them to the highest gratitude. This is one group that I hope will get the many thanks they so deserve. They have more then a 5 star rating as far as i am concerned!!!! Thank you FOR THE LOVE OF PITS!!!!!!!

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what seemed an impossible journey at the time when we met them. This was the first time i was involved in taking care of dogs from a raid and it was quite a journey for a year-many laughs and tears involved. This organization made it easier for us as volunteers to understand the pit bull and they showed us how this dog could be such joy to be around.

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Role:  Volunteer & volunteer.