As we posted before we found a pitbull puppy abandoned and tied to a fence in Brooklyn: http://brooklynian.com/forum/park-slope/found-abandoned-pitt-puppy-adopt-him#post-742036%23comments
This cutie was found in a park near my house tied to a fence for hours with no food or water, abandoned. He was nervous and barking for his life when we found him. We brought him some milk bone treats and water. He ate, then drank the entire bottle of water. Turned out to be a big sweetheart! He was available for adoption for the last week: Animal ID A911220 at the Brooklyn Animal Shelter.
He was trained and actually listened. Looking back at the pics we took, he really was a puppy, which we couldn't tell at the time. A beautiful pitbull pup that was abandoned mistreated by humans who don't care. How can someone tie a dog up to a fence (on a VERY short leash) and just walk away? This breed of dog is misunderstood and popular for it's image. They are strong, powerful dogs who need someone who is comfortable training and has patience, but they are incredibly loyal and loving.
As he was dropped off at the shelter (thanks to the help of Laurie from Brooklyn Foster Network), two men offered to meet us around the corner and pay cash for him. They were open about their plan to breed him for money. I don't think turning him into the fight dog people would have been good for him. He deserved a caring home with a family not to be fought until he was killed or to help breed more pitbulls to be put to sleep.
It's sad to see that he's been put to sleep.
On our end of things we put out the word to as many people as we can and we also contacted several no kill foster agencies in the area that had no room and could not take him.
I'm interested in hearing any suggestions as to what else could have been done to save him.
Rest In Peace.