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Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > Do Not Adopt Warning - Cathy Bradford aka Ruth Bradford aka Ruth Ann Bradford

Charlie

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Barked: Mon Nov 15, '10 6:12am PST 
Do Not Adopt Warning - Cathy Bradford aka Ruth Bradford aka Ruth Ann Bradford
by StubbyDog Project on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 7hi57am
For Rescues, Shelters, and Private Adopters:

DO NOT ADOPT:
An indivdual going by the names: Cathy Bradford aka Ruth Bradford aka Ruth Ann Bradford has been attempting to adopt dogs, specifically pit bulls. She is suspected of selling dogs to labratories or for using in dog fights. Her husband is convicted dogfighter.

This individual is attempting to adopt from local shelters and private rescues in Missouri and Illinois, as well as contacting Pit Bull Rescue Central and applying for dogs w/PBRC's online adoption application

Description: She is about 5’4” white, on the heavier side, brown, curly (loose curls), shoulder length hair.
Approximately – 45 to 50 years old.

Bradford uses multiple addresses:
3205 cotton dodd rd. Cuba, MO
1488 Becker Road Cuba Mo 65453

She is willing to drive up to 200 miles (per her application) to pick up a dog.

She consistently lists other pets on her application, but the pets vary. Often she mentions having a Min Pin.
She also lists her husband, the dog fighter, as a resident of her home.

Please do not adopt to this woman or anyone at her address. Do not allow her to transport dogs. Please Cross Post.
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American Pit Bull Terrier > Do Not Adopt Warning - Cathy Bradford aka Ruth Bradford aka Ruth Ann Bradford
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Barked: Mon Nov 15, '10 6:11am PST 
Do Not Adopt Warning - Cathy Bradford aka Ruth Bradford aka Ruth Ann Bradford
by StubbyDog Project on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 7hi57am
For Rescues, Shelters, and Private Adopters:

DO NOT ADOPT:
An indivdual going by the names: Cathy Bradford aka Ruth Bradford aka Ruth Ann Bradford has been attempting to adopt dogs, specifically pit bulls. She is suspected of selling dogs to labratories or for using in dog fights. Her husband is convicted dogfighter.

This individual is attempting to adopt from local shelters and private rescues in Missouri and Illinois, as well as contacting Pit Bull Rescue Central and applying for dogs w/PBRC's online adoption application

Description: She is about 5’4” white, on the heavier side, brown, curly (loose curls), shoulder length hair.
Approximately – 45 to 50 years old.

Bradford uses multiple addresses:
3205 cotton dodd rd. Cuba, MO
1488 Becker Road Cuba Mo 65453

She is willing to drive up to 200 miles (per her application) to pick up a dog.

She consistently lists other pets on her application, but the pets vary. Often she mentions having a Min Pin.
She also lists her husband, the dog fighter, as a resident of her home.

Please do not adopt to this woman or anyone at her address. Do not allow her to transport dogs. Please Cross Post.
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Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > Drama and Shadow - Bittersweet Story! - Shadow needs a home!

Charlie

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Barked: Fri Oct 22, '10 2:42am PST 
Here’s a very nice rescue story with a bittersweet ending: Shadow’s dad died suddenly last month and she’s now in need of another loving home!
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Family Pit Bull Pride
By: Mom to Drama and Sister to Shadow, Kasey-Dee Gardner


Let me start off by saying I don’t believe in fate. However in 2006, during rare downtime at work, I mistakenly started browsing Petfinder.com. This is never a wise decision, especially if you are not actively planning on adopting an animal. Trust me… those sweet little faces will pull you in every time.

Within minutes of flipping through Petfinder.com, I had found the perfect dog. He was a little Pit Bull mix with crooked paws and a bloated belly; he was the runt and he was the last one in his litter. I knew no one else would want him because they would probably see him as flawed. I saw him as perfect. A few days later, I drove to a shelter in Atlantic City, New Jersey to adopt this little runt, who because of his expressive personality soon earned the name Drama. At this time of Drama’s adoption, I didn’t know much about Pit Bulls. I had ignored the media’s depiction of them and decided to give the breed a chance. Why not? After all, Pit Bulls are dogs too.

Over the last four years, as I’ve gotten to know Drama and many other Pits, I’ve realized I was right, pit bulls are no different than any other dog breed. They are simply man’s best friend. The strongest example of a Pit Bull’s love didn’t come from Drama, but from a homeless Pit Bull mix picked up in the streets of Baltimore. Three years after I adopted Drama, I noticed an email about an abandoned Pit Bull in my inbox. I don’t know what about this particular email caught my eye; several of these types of urgent request emails come through my inbox every day. For some reason, this one caught my attention. Instead of passing it along to no-kill rescues, I opened the email and froze. The email was a plea seeking a foster family for a medium-sized Pit Bull mix found abandoned on a Baltimore golf course. The dog, maybe a year old, was in bad shape. She had clearly been neglected; her body was missing huge chunks of fur, her tail was furless, she had cuts on her emaciated belly, and the sickly Pit Bull had a raging case of heartworm. Recycled Love in Baltimore had placed her in veterinary care and now it was up to a foster family to save her life. My first instinct was to call my animal-loving parents (whose 17-year-old dog died the year before) and beg them to help. After much persuading, my parents agreed to foster the dog under the condition that once her health improved; she would be adopted to a good home.

This story has both a happy and sad ending.

A few months later, after extensive heartworm treatment, nutritional food, exercise, and lots of love, this once scrawny Pit Bull bounced back to perfect health. And just as my parents said, she found a good home. Theirs. My retired Father fell in love with the dog he named Shadow…. a name she rightly earned because she followed my Dad’s every step. For the last two years, Shadow and my Dad were an inseparable match. They would run errands together, go on daily walks to the beach, watch movies, and take long naps. He tried not to go anywhere without her. He showed the world that anyone can be a Pit Bull owner and in return, she showed him endless devotion. Shadow’s loyalty completely transformed my parents’ lives. They were always astounded at her joyful and devoted nature. Shadow inspired a new love of life for my Dad and in the end that was all that matters.

Tragically, a month ago my Dad suddenly died due to complications from a stroke. Over the last month, while human emotions have run the gamut in our family, the hardest emotions to ease were Shadow’s sadness. No one could explain to her that her owner had died. For weeks she sat by the door waiting for his return. Often in the last month, I catch her lying next to my Dad’s empty bed, or curling up in his old clothes. It’s heartbreaking. Now, because my Mom is physically unable to care for a young, strong, joyful Pit Bull, I am in desperate need to find a person that can adore her as much as my Dad.

In the end, I still don’t believe in fate, however, I do believe that humans and animals are paired for a reason. In my case, I was matched with Drama so I could understand the love of Pit Bulls and spread the word of their goodness. For my Dad, Shadow provided a special gift like no other – she enhanced the last two years of his life. Now, she is meant to be someone else’s Shadow and show them the true meaning of endless love.

If you are interested in adopting Shadow or would like more information about her, please go to Recycled Love’s website at: http://recycledlove.org/adopt/animals/shadow

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CynthiaG
St ubbyDog Project
http://www.facebook.com/stubbydogs#
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American Pit Bull Terrier > When someone asks what kind of dog you have

Charlie

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Barked: Sat Oct 16, '10 6:25am PST 
Haha! Since I have five dogs, I reply with a crazy smile and honestly list all of the "breeds," including my Pit Bull. If their eyes fly out of their heads, I ask why and try to tell them a little about her loving personality. Sometimes, it's an opportunity to speak up for them, sometimes, it's just a hopeless cause!

I guess I'm lucky because I own my house and don't have to worry about a landlord. I can understand the fear of losing an apartment because of the type of dog you own. It's too bad - a dog should be evaluated as an individual, not as a breed. I've been bitten by plenty of small dogs... and NO pit bulls (I volunteer at a local shelter). Go figure!

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