I was extremely disturbed by the remark from a Hopkinton community member regarding her warning: “Adopters should be careful with pit bulls.” As a veterinarian, I am disappointed by the ignorance of such comments. Of course all potential adopters should be mindful of a future pet’s history and temperament, but to single out pit bulls is unfair to the breed and frankly remiss to print.
I believe all potential dog owners should be in close contact with the rescue group of their choosing and be on the same page if an animal can or should be placed with young children. Every animal is an individual and I would encourage owners to speak with their veterinarians instead of listening to the misguided albeit well-meaning comments of a layperson.
— Dr. Denise Stone, Hopkinton
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