Keeping Families Together!

August 5, 2013  


Did you know that most large dogs are surrendered to shelters because of housing difficulties?  Washington Humane Society has created a new program called Pets at Home to help keep these families together.  The goal is to increase the amount of housing in the D.C. area that welcomes all types of canine families, including pit bull type dog families.  The program focuses on community education, showing landlords that pit bull families are good, responsible tenants.  To date, the program has been able to save nine family dogs from ending up at shelters.

Click here to read about one Prince George’s County resident who has greatly benefited from the Pets at Home program.  When Paula Ward’s pit bull type dog was discovered in Prince George’s County, where pit bulls have been banned since 1996, Pets at Home stepped in to help.  Although Ms. Ward’s family has been temporarily torn apart by this discriminatory law, Pets at Home is keeping her companion safe while she finds housing in a community that welcomes all family dogs, regardless of breed.

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