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We began as the Oakland SPCA in 1874. Today, the East Bay SPCA includes two animal shelters and three clinics in our community.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Pit Bull Hall - First Anniversary!

One year ago, we blogged about a new program of which we were very proud, "Pit Bull Hall."

Pit bulls were, and still are, one of the breeds of dogs still at risk in the East Bay, and with an adoption solution not working nearly fast enough. So Pit Bull Hall brought a new approach to a burgeoning nationwide problem.

We wanted to communicate our results to the public and press that morning, and they were eagerly waiting to hear, as well. Unforunately, terrorists in the U.K. chose that morning to get arrested so the press was fairly distracted that day.

Fortunately, the East Bay's is home to one of the more animal-aware columnists: Mary Eisenhart, who provided this recap in her column.

Here's some more information on our first year of Pit Bull Hall:

Mary Eisenhart is an old friend of mine. I'd lost touch. I'm glad she's writing columns. She's always loved dogs. I was wondering how "Pibble" Hall worked out in terms of adoptions. Its nice to see the full disclo about the adoptions and so on. I think the best news is how PBH keeps owners and dogs together. 1100+ free spay/neuters is astonishing and wonderful. Great work!

 

About how many pit bulls got adopted this past year from Pit Bull hall?

 

If you click on the link about, about the First Year Statistics, it will tell you. It was 24. Which might not sound like a lot (and doesn't when you consider the scope of the problem), it is when you consider our adoption rate of Pit bulls pre-Pit Bull hall!

The kennels just turn over so much faster. We are looking forward to even more progress in 2006-2007.

Also encouraging is the sheer number of people who have learned a little more about pit bulls then they did before. It is still not a super popular breed among the average adopter, but we'd like to think they know a little more about the problem then they did before.

 

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