MIAMI, FL – What would you do if you were faced with an eviction? Now what options would you have if your family included two or more dogs? This is a crisis that is affecting more Animal Advocates every day in this unstable housing market. One woman is trying to turn her eviction into a positive situation.
Angel Davis the founder of Positive Pit Bulls found out Tuesday that the house she was renting was now in foreclosure. Davis was served with a three day eviction notice the next day. Davis who is active in the dog rescue community, had 5 rescue dogs to care for, very little savings, and was now facing homelessness.
People that rescue animals often find it hard to reach out to the public when they need help for fear of public persecution. But Davis put her fear aside and decided to put a positive spin on her situation. She started a fundraiser that will help her raise the funds she needs to move, and to open a 501c3 to save the pit bulls from the breed specific legislation (BSL) in Miami.
“If I can’t save me, I can’t save any dogs,” Davis told Examiner. “I have no family in the Miami area. It is just me, the dogs, and my $8.00 an hour job. “ She continued, “My dream has always been to move to Broward County, find some land, and start a 501c3 non-profit rescue, and help the dogs that need it the most from BSL, the pit bull. I just need the public’s help to make this dream come true.”
BSL has been on the books of Miami for over 25 years. The BSL has not stopped the breeders and dog fighters from housing pit bulls in that area. When the dogs are found they are put-to-death and the owners of the dogs usually deny ownership. The pit bull becomes a victim that is killed for a crime it is not responsible for creating. Davis would like to start the rescue in a county outside Miami, which does not have BSL, and pull adoptable dogs out of Miami to give these dogs a chance at life.
“I can either put myself and the dog’s future welfare in the hands of the public and hope for their compassion that I see every day, or take my friend up on his offer to stay in his storage unit while I save the $2500 it is going to take to find, and rent, another house that may-or-may-not accept animals.” Davis ended.
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