LMHS works to save pit bulls

Lady and the Champ

Champ the pit bull is shown interacting with a young Kenna Roos Schwartz. (Courtesy photo)

By THERESA VASQUEZ
Special to the PRESS

The Laguna Madre Humane Society has experienced significant changes over the last year, including their newest endeavor of saving pit bulls from euthanasia.

You may recall a horrific headline in recent months of the pit bull, Champ; he was abused and beaten allegedly by his owner in Harlingen and placed with the Harlingen Humane Society. As Chrissy Dijkman, Vice President of the Laguna Madre Humane Society, disclosed, “Champ came to the Harlingen Humane Society after his owner was arrested for abusing him, he was bloody and scared. The owner claims Champ bit him… by law the dog must be quarantine.”

Once a pit bull was placed in the Harlingen Humane Society, the dog’s options became extremely limited because of the Humane Society’s pit bull policy. The board for the humane society designated pit bull breeds as “not adoptable;” therefore, once the pit bull was placed in the humane society, the only option was euthanasia.

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