Service Dogs...Therapy Dogs...Pit Bulls...Article

Tenants are using Pit Bulls as Service / Therapy Dogs.

Below is a great article on banning the use of Pit Bulls as Therapy Dogs:

In the article it states:

  • "PETA senior vice president of cruelty investigations states: ‘The public is misled to believe that pit bulls are like any other dog. And they just aren’t.’ "

The article also states:

  • "The ASPCA also acknowledges on its website that pit bulls are genetically different than other dogs. ‘Pit bulls have been bred to behave differently during a fight,’ it says. ‘They may not give warning before becoming aggressive, and they’re less likely to back down when clashing with an opponent.’ "

Below is an article concerning a rescued Pit Bull who attacks the teenage daughter:

The article stated the following:

  • “A male pit bull mix rescued from a New York City shelter by a Long Island family attacked the teenage daughter when he was brought home, biting into her face, throat and elbow…”

There is a difference between service animals and comfort animals.

A service animal is any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability.

An emotional support animal (ESA) is a companion animal which provides therapeutic benefit.

Service animals perform a real function, emotional support animals perform an imaginary function. :grin:

Sounds like a nice thing to do.