1. WHY DO YOU WORK SPECIFICALLY WITH "PIT BULL" DOGS?
2. WHY DO YOU PUT “PIT BULL” IN QUOTES?
When labels are applied, correctly or not, they can carry serious consequences. No dog should be discriminated against because of a label. When a person calls a dog a “pit bull”, that dog is now saddled with a label that might get him killed in a shelter that does not adopt out “pit bulls” or kicked out of an area with BSL. While we don’t have any interest in arguing about what is or isn’t a “pit bull”, we are interested in protecting all dogs labeled “pit bull” from discrimination.
Our work supports any dog experiencing discrimination based on the label “pit bull” - that is our number one goal here at AFF. It doesn’t matter to us if your dog is pure bred or not, but it does matter to us if you and your dog are discriminated against because of what your dog is called. AFF is fighting discrimination for any dog labeled “pit bull.” Back to Top
3. DOES YOUR WORK SUPPORT PURE BRED DOGS, AS WELL AS “PIT BULL” DOGS?
4. WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH NATIONAL CANINE RESEARCH COUNCIL?
5. WHY DID AFF ACQUIRE NCRC?
Karen Delise, the Founder and Director of Research for the National Canine Research Council had already been researching instances of when the human-canine bond was broken. We approached Karen about expanding the mission of NCRC to include preserving the human-canine bond and she agreed. Karen Delise remains the Founder and Director of Research for the National Canine Research Council.
Does your relationship influence their research? It is the other way around. The independent research of NCRC is relevant to all kinds of dogs and dog owners and is therefore often helpful with the mission of Animal Farm Foundation. Back to Top
6. I CAN’T KEEP MY DOG, CAN YOU TAKE HIM?