This is a lesson in how this scheme called "No Kill" works. Pull the pits from the shelters, do a chip in that brings in loads of money, and then dump the money maker off in a "sanctuary", with no intentions of ever getting it back again. It served it's purpose to make money for the "pulling" rescue.
Spindletop is also another example of the connection between breeders and "No Kill". Leah Purcell was a pit bull breeder, had been all her life. Not only did she collect money from "No Kill", she was collecting from the pit bull breeding community as well. How many of these pits went to fighting? How many went to breeding?
And on this facebook page, you will see nice pictures of those pits claimed, how they are living the life of Riley now, sleeping on beds, etc. Why then were they left in the first place? Do you actually believe that these pits, left at Spindletop because of aggression, are now reformed and actually house pets? Guilt is eating these No Killers up and they are responding with their ridiculous pack of lies. https://www.facebook.com/VictimsOfSpindletopRaid
This is an eye opening piece about the scam of Spindletop. Just another of the many scams surrounding Nathan Winograd and his morbid "No Kill" movement. http://cravendesires.blogspot.com/2012/08/while-your-pit-bull-gently-weeps-leah.html
The raid, of course, did not victimize but saved the pit bulls and lesser dogs from their miserable living conditions. It was Leah Purcell, owner of Spindletop Refuge in Willis, TX, all of pit bull advocacy, all of no kill advocacy and all their collective blind eyes that victimized over 300 dogs, most of them pit bulls.
Many if not most of her dogs were sent to her by a shelter or rescue that raised the $750 fee in order to sent an unadoptable, often dog aggressive dog to Purcell.
This is a fine example of how the "Savior" rescues left poor pits at this place and didn't even care enough to check on them.
A saintly, pit lovin', no kill believin' foster fur mommy nursed Justice back to health and he looked like this:But since Justice, once nursed back to health, turned out to be dog aggressive, he found no takers and ended up at Spindletop. Justice looked like this in a photo of him at Spindletop:
That cage is his home and that liquid on the newspaper is a copious amount of drool. The caretaker Purcell hired to tend the dogs, not noticing or caring that the dog was in great distress, put this photo on his facebook page with the caption: "LOL at Justice the drooling pit bull."
And that foster fur mommy, who had passed the buck on Justice, desperately wanted the poor precious dog-aggressive baby Justice back. To put all this time and money spent on unadoptable pit bulls in perspective, think about the accepted estimate of one million pit bulls killed each year. That's 2,739 pit bulls killed every day. 114 killed every hour. Two pit bull are killed every single minute of every single day in the US. And many of those dogs are healthy and not known to be aggressive. From the first time Justice was rescued in March 2010 until the time that he was re-re-re-rescued in July 2012, about 2,246,575 pit bulls had been euthanized. The rescue angel has vowed to build cage for him, so that she can keep him herself.
Marissa is from Los Angeles. Did she pull any of the Devore dogs and abandon them at Spindletop? Marisa, who started the Victims of Spindletop Raid page, has a dog named Bella that she sent there after it put her other dog in a veterinary hospital.
Paints a lovely picture doesn't it? Just like "No Kill" paints a lovely picture that is one big deception. This isn't saving lives.
And those who support "No Kill" and all their scams? People like Linda Wilson Fuoco, a so called reporter who pimps the myths of pit bulls constantly. What is the results of this pimping? Purcell has been pumping dog-aggressive dogs into the Houston area since 1985. No doubt Purcell's efforts combined with a vibrant and dynamic Houston area dogfighting community have contributed greatly to a large and diverse and exponentially growing group of pit bull victims in the Houston area as well.
For a real laugh, you can follow rescuer Cindy Marabito (she of the Big Ladder Lie) in her allegiances. Just a few months ago, she was helping Purcell plead for money after Spindletop was flooded. Later this year, Marabito placed some dogs with Purcell. Now that Purcell's villainy has been exposed, Marabito has placed her faith in yet another enormous Texas dog sanctuary, Dogtown in Elgin, TX, and the dentally challenged founder, Angela Sera. Dogtown took some of the Spindletop dogs, probably Marabito's cast offs. However, Dogtown itself is now involved in a really stupid debacle itself. (Cindy is the writer of the National Examiner for Pit Bulls.)
Now the link to breeding. The story only gets better. Leah Purcell's first interest in pit bulls was in the show ring as a breeder of American Staffordshire Terriers and American Pit Bull Terriers. Some of her dogs were dual registered as both ASTs and APBTs. She continued showing and breeding after she established Spindletop in 1985, and she maintained strong connections with breeders. She reportedly has received financial support from local and national breed clubs right up to the end:
And this one: The lawyer defending her now, Zandra Anderson, has been with Purcell as a friend, client and as a lawyer since her breeding days. Anderson bills herself as the Texas Dog Lawyer, but she is a breeder lobbyist and has successfully quashed legislation that would have protected dogs from puppy mill breeders. Anderson also founded the Texas Dog Commission to support anti-BSL lobbyists and her organization spearheaded opposition to BSL proposed in the wake of the death of Justin Clinton.
"No Kill" is a scam and the Devore terrorists are nothing more than scammers for this movement. They aren't interested in the animals, only in their egos. They have their agenda and it is not saving shelter animals. All those dogs pulled from Devore and abandoned, how much money was gathered from chip ins for those dogs? Look at any of the facebook pages for these Devore terrorists and see how much money they are collecting on dogs still sitting in Devore. They are using Devore to line their pockets, just like Leah Purcell did.