Winston, A Voice Against BSL

April 25, 2013  •  3 Comments

My name is Winston.  I was born at the Denver Animal Shelter on Thanksgiving Day 2010.  I was scheduled to be euthanized the next day with my brothers and sister because someone thought I 'might be part pit bull', which is illegal in Denver because of Breed Specific Legislation (BSL)!  My whole family was saved by a rescue in Colorado Springs where there are no such stupid laws.  My mother, siblings and I were all adopted by wonderful forever families.  I am loved, but that all could have been taken away when I was 1 day old!!  

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Me and my siblings.  I'm in the upper right with my paw on my sister, Gracie.

Comet8 Me at just 6 weeks old.  This is the photo that won mommy and daddy's heart.

Daisy-Mom This is my mom, Daisy...not a pit bull at all!

New Home Mommy bringing me home!

Winston110116-442 I hadn't learned not to pull on the camera strap yet!

Contented Puppy My favorite spot in the whole world!

First Hike My very first hike on grandma's property!

Rock Hound My first real hike at Palmer Park...I love it!

Seepy Boy My warm, soft bed!

WinstonSchool110213-762 My siblings and me at 3 months old in Puppy Class.  Rockie, Gracie, me and Quinn.

DayWithDad Daddy always took me to work when I was a young pup!

PuppySchool110327-7-Edit Here we are again on graduation day at 4 months old.  Quinn, Gracie, Rockie & me.

PupReunion110611-49-Edit Siblings:  Gracie, me, Rockie & Monster at 7 months old!

RockyReunion110918-21 Me & Rockie at 9 months old just before he moved to the east coast.  I still hear from him, but would love to see him again!

Comet8-Edit Me at 1 year old!

Winston2Year Me at 2 years old.  Mommy tried to redo my baby photo, but...

ATVPups130420-4 Me riding an ATV for Kyler's 13th birthday.  He's a fan who races ATVs!

I wanted you to see a little bit of my life.  A life that might never have happened because of a prejudice against a breed of dog that results in their death!  Mommy says there are similar events like this in human history too.  I don't think either is fair.  Someone shouldn't be killed just because of how they were born without ever having a chance.  I'm actually part Boxer, which is what gave me a fat nose as a baby.  I hope they aren't outlawed one day.  

I say NO to BSL!!!


Comments

Denise Bartel(non-registered)
Who does enforce BS Law?

I remember the day... and the feelings. I am horrified by the hate. I am away from it all now.

Bullies are the best and Pits need protection from the ignorant and those who exploit their willingness to do anything you ask. Teach your children how to be around a dog, truly God's greatest gift. I blame the media for biased reporting and sensationalism. They are the BS.
Lee Anne(non-registered)
And thank God you all were saved! Your very handsome, I like the outdoors type;-)). Glad you have a great family.
Sharon(non-registered)
Freaking paranoid jerks in Denver are so ridiculous and stupid that they'd kill a 1 day old puppy because it MIGHT be a pit??? Couldn't they see that Mom wasn't, or are they so ignorant that their eyes see pits everywhere they look, even when any intelligent person would KNOW the dog is something else??

I hope the people who enforce these laws realize there's a nice warm spot in Hell waiting for them.....
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