Last week, Oakland Animal Services seized 23 pit bulls from Oakland resident, Calvin Brown. We had to make room for these dogs in our Shelter which is constantly at maximum capacity. This daunting task was doable because of the immediate support offered by local organizations: East Bay SPCA, Berkeley Animal Care and Control, Berkeley Humane Society and German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California. These groups immediately came forward and offered their assistance. They took multiple dogs from our Shelter into their program to help make room for these 23 pit bulls.
Our Shelter veterinarian, Dr. Jyothi Robertson, examined each of the pit bulls and made detailed notes on their medical condition, including congenital abnormalities, limb injuries and severe manage. These notes will be utilized in the case against Brown. BAD RAP, a nationally recognized pit bull rescue organization, then assisted us in evaluating each of the dogs to determine their temperament and the chance for successful placement in a home. BAD RAP and Our Pack Pit Bull Rescue took a total of five of the dogs into their respective foster programs to begin to rehabilitate them from their horrible pasts.
We thank all of these groups and individuals for helping us to successfully handle this very serious case.
(Thank you to BAD RAP for this photo of one of our favorite dogs from the siezure. She’s a real affectionate, loving, wiggle butt who literally smiles to say hello! This beautiful girl is getting a new life courtesy of BAD RAP! Thank you!)