Thank you for the kind words Anna.
Who can say what is what with curators these days. I've stopped trying to figure them out.
Interestingly, Chihuahuas are most likely the next breed to face BSL. Pit Bulls are not for everyone and I wish folks did more research on breed characteristics before getting a dog.
Because Pit Bull is an umbrella term and not an actual breed it's tough to get data on what percentage they are in shelters. Because of the broad definition, it's a lot to be sure. I'm not sure about the availability in "those areas" or not, I think that is a perception issue more than fact ... but data is hard to get.
I can tell you that I know several vets who will swear that it's the upper middle class and the wealthy who are more prone to dispose of a pet once the shine has worn off.
Puppies are awesome, but puppies grow up to be dogs, and dogs require work.
Thanks again for reading and dropping the note!