The Gibson County Animal Services has adopted a specific policy regarding American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Bull Terriers, Mastiffs, Saint Bernards, Rottweilers, Presa Canarios, Cane Corsos and other large breed dogs.
We have not developed this policy out of prejudice, but rather out of respect and concern for these breeds. It is difficult for shelters to place these animals, so we want to ensure any adopted from Gibson County Animal Services will go to a forever home.
Because of irresponsible pet ownership on the part of a few deadbeats and thugs, many breeds have been maligned by the press, which has caused a public backlash. Many insurance companies refuse to insure these breeds and many apartment complexes and landlords won’t rent to people with breeds such as pit bulls.