BROOKLYN (PIX11) -- To say this pup could stop traffic would be pretty accurate. Just a week ago, a three-year-old stray pit bull wandered onto the Jackie Robinson Parkway during rush hour, causing a traffic nightmare and almost got herself killed.
A week later the pit, which was named “Jackie” after the parkway she disrupted, is looking for a home.
“She is a little stressed and a little nervous but once she warms up to you she definitely just wants a little cuddle,” Ana Vgaljarvic, a supervisor at the Animal Care & Control center in Brooklyn, told PIX11 News.
Jackie’s story is unfortunately a common one among the thousands of pit bulls abandoned or surrendered to AC&C.
The pit bull breed dominates the kennel population in New York City more than all other breeds combined.
“Pit bull puppies really are among the cutest puppies you will ever see, you’ll just want to squish and cuddle them,” Vgaljarvic said, explaining why the breed is so popular. “But they get large very fast and a lot of people don’t really realize the kind of responsibility it becomes.”
If you’re in the market for a pit bull, Animal Care & Control is holding a “Pit Bowl” on August 5th where they mesh some loveable pits with a night of bowling, all to raise money and awareness for these incredible animals.
To learn more, visit AC&C’s website - http://accn.convio.net/site/PageNavigator/PitBowl.html