Dog lovers recognize that it is not the breed of the dog that matters, but how that dog is raised, handled, and loved, writes ilovemydogsomuch.
Pit Bulls have lost far too many lives as a result of their bad reputation. But one cop is working to change that perception, one incorrect assumption at a time:
Officer Justin Bruzgul is a member of the Office of the Chief of Police. Kiah was saved from a horrible life by Bruzgul. He discovered her chained up in the snow, freezing and pleading for assistance. He saw in her what was obvious to him: steadfast loyalty, intelligence, and a golden heart. He recognized her ability to assist others and decided to take Kiah under his wing and train her to be a K9 officer:
Kiah passed the test with flying colors and became New York State’s first Pit Bull K9 officer. Kiah’s rescue and transformation proves one thing… Pit bulls are wonderful dogs! In fact, in addition to working hard on the job, Kiah and Officer Bruzgul make it their mission to educate others about the breed’s reality. Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes are the most common breeds found in shelters. If more people are made aware of their true potential and who these dogs truly are, it has the potential to place thousands (if not millions) of dogs in forever homes.
The K9 team has also demonstrated that Pit Bulls are capable of serving. Instead of spending an average of $20,000 on a police dog, police departments can turn to shelters where there are plenty of qualified dogs waiting. Many dogs who are euthanized due to overcrowding can be rehabilitated. Isn’t that something to be happy about?