Tag Archives: pit bull

The Bloodstained Terrible Towel

Posted on: September 10, 2015 - 35 Comments

This was not the kind of behavior that our beloved Steeler organization would support. This is not the value system that we expect from the Rooney family.

Positively Success Story: Piper

Posted on: September 16, 2014 - 3 Comments

Piper is an incredible APBT whose work as a therapy dog has had a profound effect on the special needs children that she works with. Piper's owner credits positive training methods for her calm, kind demeanor.

Pit Bull Stabbed at GA Adoption Event

Posted on: September 3, 2014 - 2 Comments

An adoption event in Newnan, GA went horribly wrong last weekend. A pit bull named Clara was stabbed to death in a horrific incident at a PetSmart adoption event. Clara, an adoptable dog with the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society, slipped out of her collar during the event, and reportedly got into a scuffle with a West Highland Read More

Hero Dog Nominee – Xena

Posted on: September 2, 2014 - No Comments

Xena is a nominee for the 2014 American Hero Dog Award, presented by the American Humane Association. Xena has made headlines as a dog that was found near death, and who is now the best friend of Jonny, her human sibling. Together, Xena and Jonny are raising awareness about animal cruelty, the kindness and gentleness of pit bulls, Read More

Pit Bull Saves Stray Chihuahua, They Find Happy Ending Together

Posted on: July 28, 2014 - No Comments

If only every story with such a sad beginning could have such a happy ending. A stray pit bull mix was found wandering the streets by the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department in Savannah, GA. In her mouth was her best friend, an injured chihuahua. The pit bull would occasionally stop to lick the chihuahua's badly Read More

Dog Saves Veteran Owner by Calling 911

Posted on: June 11, 2014 - No Comments

Sometimes heroes walk on four legs. Major is a pit bull-lab mix who is trained to help his owner, Terry McGlade, cope with PTSD and to sense his seizures. McGlade served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, and was injured by a roadside bomb. Major has been his constant companion for about two Read More

Service Dog Walks Graduation Stage in Memory of Owner

Posted on: May 21, 2014 - No Comments

The memory of Joshua Kelly was alive and well as his service dog took the stage. Joshua was a student at Idaho State University, and was studying for a Bachelor of Sciences degree. Despite suffering from epilepsy, he was determined to complete his degree and was set to graduate this month. By his side through Read More

18 Months Later, Family Reunited with Dog Lost in Hurricane

Posted on: May 13, 2014 - No Comments

It wasn't a typical reunion story. There was no miraculous phone call or a coincidental sighting. Just a stroke of luck with a dash of fate. Chuck and Elicia James lost their pit bull mix, Reckless, in the devastating destruction of Hurricane Sandy. After 18 months, they had little hope of every seeing their beloved Read More

Paralyzed Pit Bull Brings Hope to Rehab Patients

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A formerly paralyzed pit bull is spreading a message of hope to patients as they go through their own rehabilitation process. Elsa was sick and emaciated when the British Columbia SPCA rescued her and 26 other dogs from an abusive situation. She was adopted by Kelly and Nik Dann when she was 5 months old, Read More

Jim Crosby Weighs in on Lennox

Posted on: October 12, 2011 - 78 Comments

Valuable insight into the Lennox case from Jim Crosby, retired Police Lieutenant and Canine Dog Bite Investigator: Over the last few months I have watched the case of Lennox, a dog seized for having the “wrong” looks, as it has unfolded in Belfast, Ireland.  Lennox was seized, not for behavior, but because he has a Read More

Victoria on CBS Atlanta discussing Beyond the Myth film

Posted on: October 7, 2011 - 5 Comments

Victoria was joined by Amy Ciontos and her pit bull Lennox to discuss this weekend's Atlanta premiere of Beyond the Myth - a powerful film about the dangers of breed-specific legislation.

Victoria with Ben the Winter Rescue Dog

Posted on: January 31, 2011 - 16 Comments

Victoria with Ben on Atlanta & Co. from Victoria Stilwell, Inc. on Vimeo.

It Doesn’t Have to Happen

Posted on: November 8, 2010 - 27 Comments

Last week I did an interview with CNN's Headline News regarding a four day old infant that had just been killed by the family’s pit bull in Jacksonville, Florida. Baby Justin was lying on the bed while his mother went to take a shower when the attack happened. The baby was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries and the pit bull was seized by animal control and euthanized the next day.