Here's an interesting story about a local pitbull that was abused.

One of most popular breeds of dogs, the American Pitbull Terrier comes in colors varying from blue to brindle. Believe it or not, in the early 20th century pitbulls were the number one family dog. They are valued in breeding because of their strength and agility. Unlike the common belief, pitbulls are animal aggressive and not human aggressive. At one point in time, they were considered "nanny dogs".
An Article on the Hematological Values of the American Pitbull

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