Sunday, September 9 2012 9:31 PM EDT2012-09-10 01:31:06 GMT
Lubbock police shot and killed a pit bull in the United Supermarket parking lot on Saturday night, responding to a complaint from the store manager. Eddie Owens, Director of Communications for UnitedMore >>
Lubbock police shot and killed a pit bull in the United Supermarket parking lot on Saturday night, after responding to a complaint from the store manager.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:59:26 GMT
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. The victim told investigatorsMore >>
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:39:50 GMT
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:41 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:41:51 GMT
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday."We take full responsibility," Beth Brewster, CAA director "CAA takes full responsibilityMore >>
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday.More >>
At the corner of Plank Rd. and Scenic Highway sits a Chevron gas station. It's off I-110 near Memorial Stadium. Around 10 p.m.Sunday, a family stopped here to get gas. "Upon our arrival, we located threeMore >>
A man said he, his wife and his daughter were all punched because they were in the "wrong neighborhood" when they stopped to get gas at night. More >>
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -
Jane Brewer is the cofounder of Saving Grace Pit bull Rescue in Lubbock and she has been around pit bulls since 1990.
"I got my first one as a rescue. She was found at aerocare here in Lubbock under the helicopters. I took her home and that's where she stayed," Brewer said.
She says that pit bulls get too much bad publicity when they are involved in attacks and much of it is unwarranted.
"Pit bulls are very family-oriented, very people-friendly dogs. I grew to love them. There are many dogs who live with families across America who are great with them," Brewer said.
Many famous Americans have owned pit bulls.
"Laura Ingalls, her dog traveling across the prairie was a pit bull, Helen Keller had a pit bull, Theodore Roosevelt had a pit bull, WWI's hero dog was the pit bull - they used to be revered in our country," Brewer said.
Jane thinks that as the popularity of the breed grew, pit bulls fell into the hands of unsuitable owners. The number of attacks increased, but Brewer said that's the way it is with every dog breed.
"The number of dogs is directly correlated to the dogs involved in fatal dog attacks. Right now it's pit bulls because they are the most popular breed of dog in America. Only 1 in 600 pit bulls in America will find a home, that's how overpopulated they are," Brewer said.
"I think the whole thing was an overuse of force. Many, many people break up dog fights, even pit bull fights, without using a gun. I think in this day and age with the popularity of the breed, police need to be trained how to break up a fight without using a gun," Brewer said.
"Most pit bulls who are in a fight are completely non-threatening to people around them because they are so focused on each other," she said.
Jane's organization is hosting a movie event in October where they will show "Beyond the Myth," a 90-minute movie that tells the truth about a breed of dogs that many people love.