There is a heartbreaking story in the Newark Star-Ledger (via NJ.com) this morning about woman being arrested for starving her dog and pushing him down a garbage chute. The poor puppy (photo owned by Star-Ledger) was found by a sanitation worker who then called animal control. He's a pit bull that weighs only 20 pounds, but normally should be double that weight. There really needs to be stricter requirements for purchasing/adopting pets and harsher penalties for those that neglect or abuse their pets.
I just recently did an interview with Jeff from Paradise Pets who has done rescue work with pit bulls for years and recently started a charity called Pitty Rescue. I encourage you to check out the video on You Tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3hxFa1jQA0 and drop by Paradise Pets in Bloomfield, NJ to support Jeff's efforts.