Update 9/25/13: The Baltimore Area Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) shared the following information with their Facebook followers on Wednesday morning:
This morning this ador-a-bull duo enjoyed what we hope will be their last walk around the shelter because they're going to temporary foster this afternoon while we make sure every option possible is explored to keep them with their family. We're crossing fingers and paws here at BARCS in hopes that we can reunite the family. In the meantime, Sasha and Bear will be catching some z's on a couch of their own in a nice, quiet home.
Two pit bulls, with graying muzzles and wise, old eyes, were surrendered to the Baltimore Area Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) because the state of Maryland has declared them "dangerous dogs," reported Friday's ABC 2 News.
Last Thursday, a tearful Baltimore area family was forced to hand over their beloved pets thanks to a judicial ruling which went into effect last year declaring pit bulls to be "inherently dangerous animals."
The dogs, "Sasha and Bear," were rightfully confused over the sudden loss of their family, but there is a silver lining to this particular, sad story.
BARCS posted the following heartwarming update on Monday about the seniors, who are currently resting comfortably in one of the shelter's offices:
We have put their owner in contact with a landlord who may be able to help the owner keep their dogs, they are working on details now. If for some reason it can't be worked out that Bear and Sasha go back to their owner we have some fantastic adopters and rescues willing to take them so we're confidant that they will be packing their Beggin Strips and Kongs this week and leaving the shelter.
Other pit bulls have not been as fortunate. Tragically, since the passing of the BSL in Maryland, many dogs have lost their families, and their life; dogs who have done nothing wrong, but are judged as if they have.
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