Broadside: Pit bulls as pets

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October 9, 2013, 7:25 pm
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(NECN) - If you search "pit bull" online, you'll probably come up with three kinds of stories: The stories involving pit bull attacks, the stories of pit bull owners who love their pets and, unfortunately, stories of horrific animal abuse.

The latter happened recently, with the story of "Puppy Doe" from Quincy, Mass. breaking many hearts. It was the story of a pit bull rescued from the streets who was so badly abused, she didn't survive her injuries.

Mike Keiley, director of the Noble Family Animal Care & Adoption Center at the MSPCA, talks about the movement to encourage families to adopt pit bulls.

"It's just one of those things were everybody is now recognizing that what they thought about pit bulls is really just not true, so families have branched out and have actually taken upon themselves to go in and meet these dogs at our adoption centers and their minds have been changed," he says.

Broadside host Jim Braude also gets to meet Princess, a pit bull that's available for adoption.

Tags: Jim Braude, pit bulls, MSPCA, Mike Keiley, pit bulls pets, Noble Family Animal Care and Adoption Center
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