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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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27 Comments on "Pit bulls rescued by police could soon be put down"

2015 years 8 months ago

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?

2015 years 8 months ago

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

2015 years 8 months ago

This is very outdated thinking (and policy).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!

2015 years 8 months ago

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

2015 years 8 months ago

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…


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