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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police rescued six pit bulls from a home at 2834 Ward Street Friday, but there may not be much of a future for the animals.

An animal control spokesman says pit bulls cannot be adopted out, so if their owner does not claim the dog in five business days, they’ll be put down.

Police found the dogs at a home where the tenants had been evicted. They believe a felon lived at the house, where they found two rifles and a handgun.

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  • Guest5

    Pitts are used for search & rescue, police, military and service

  • Guest of the Week

    The same goes for Rottweilers and Dobermans. Pit bulls are probably the single most abused and neglected dogs out there. You never see a labrador, german shepherd, weimeraner, and other breeds left outside, on a chain, with little to no shelter. It is ALWAYS pit bulls.

  • Vog46

    Prevents pit bulls or pit bull mixes to be adopted out
    Many NC Counties have this same regulation in place.
    Guilford county just started allowing dog rescue organizations the opportunity to take in pitt bulls to see if they are social/calm enough to be adopted out. It’s an interim step but one that could work (its relatively new).
    Pitt bulls are a funny breed but are docile if you raise them that way from what I understand.

    Vog

  • AmyK

    They seem perfectly gentle if not a little scared. If the pound will not adopt them out, will they release them to a rescue who can further evaluate them and find them loving homes????? It seems the obvious direction to take.

    Further more, If the pound will not adopt them out, is it because of what breed they are?.. Did you know that German Shepherds were once shunned and thought to be ruthless killers, but are now revered as one of the smartest breeds and used by the police and military????

  • Guestasdasd

    Then go claim them, and adopt them out yourself if you cant take care of them. There is tons of rescue groups that will help.

  • Concerned

    If these are your dogs and their so sweet why did you abandon them and why are you writing up here go get your “babies”

  • Guest1264

    If you raised them and they slept with you every night – go get them from Animal Control.The article says that they will be released to the owner…

  • guesty

    It isn’t too late to go get the dogs and go back to school to gain an education.

  • Doglove

    This is very outdated thinking (and policy). True, pits had a bad reputation at one time, but recently people are realizing that they have been called the “nanny breed” for centuries for a reason. They are smart and loyal and VERY trainable.

    It’s not these dogs’ fault their owner was crap. I’d love to at least see them sent to a rescue group, and if they can’t be adopted locally, surely they’d allow them to be sent to an out of state rescue group?

    At minimum, these dogs deserve the same temperament check given to other breeds and the opportunity to at least be transferred, if they pass, to somewhere where they have a chance of adoption!

  • Lovedog

    To the owner: Then go get them! And if you can’t keep them, get them to a rescue group!

  • Guestjess

    First, wilmington housing authority tears down neighborhood kid’s basketball goal twice, now the police are “rescuing” dogs to have them killed. Did I miss the year these antics became acceptable? And to the owner who claims those are her dogs, why did you leave the dogs at the house you were evicted from for 5 days?

  • AQUAGIRL

    Doesn’t sound like much of a “rescue”. Poor doggies.

  • Gustafo

    ……and we as people cast judgement and blame on the animals that are domesticated by humans…..the lowly animals that we are.

  • THERE OWNER

    I PERSONALLY RAISED THESE DOGS TO KNOW ATTACKING HUMANS IS WRONG … THEY WOULDNT EVEN DARE TO EVEN BARK AT YOU IM PRETTY SURE ANIMAL CONTROL REALIZE THIS BUT BECAUSE MY EX BOYFRIEND IS A CONVICTED FELON THEY PROLLY THINK THE DOGS WERE USE FOR OTHER REASON DONT KNOW WHAT THAT HAS TO DO WITH ANYTHING BUT YEA THEY ARE FULLY TRAINED AND NEVER BEEN AN OUTSIDE DOG OR NEVER BEEN OUTSIDE FOR MORE THAN A HOUR THESE ARE MY BABIES INNOCENT AND SWEET PLEASE TRUST EVERYONE THEY SLEPT WITH ME EVERY NIGHT IN A KING SIZE BED SINCE THEY WERE BORNED THEY DONT HAVE ANGER ISSUES OR ANYTHING THERE PRATICALLY BABIES I DID THAT ON PURPOSE BECAUSE I KNEW ONE DAY THIS WOULD HAPPEN TRUST ME THERE EXCELLENT DOGS IN A BAD SITUATION

  • desire

    I don’t know you but I know you’re ex and if you those dogs so much why not find them a home. Why just abandon them? Is it to hurt him,I know w y’all got evicted but you new you were getting evicted for a while so you should have been making arrangements for the dog! I feel it’s quite selfish. Now the dogs are going to die. How do you feel? Got money to smoke and drink, got money for the phone computer ex…. but you don’t have money for your rent, and now those dogs are going DIE! Again I ask you HOW DO YOU FEEL?

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