UF Club Helps Local Rescue Group with Dog Adoptions
GAINESVILLE- It was a chance for some pit bulls in Gainesville to find a much more permanent home for the holidays. Sunday afternoon, The University of Florida's Shelter Medicine Club partnered with the rescue group Plenty of Pit Bulls to find homes for about 20 dogs. This is the first time the UF club has sponsored a local dog rescue. They say they wanted to help Plenty of Pit Bulls because the group has had to move its location a few times and hasn't had a place to show off the dogs up for adoption. Organizers hope the negative stigma surrounding the breed doesn't get in the way of adopting. UF's Shelter Medicine Club Foster Coordinator Hagar Hauser said, "I grew up being skeptical, being told that pit bulls aren't the greatest pet and they shouldn't be trusted. Once you start to work with them you realize that it's all myths, and actually the few stories that you do hear on the news, those aren't the majority of them." The dogs being sponsored by the veterinary club had all their adoption fees waived.
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