From fighter to family member; first of Oneida pit bulls adopted

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by Andrea Lutz

NWCN.com

Posted on May 5, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 11:55 PM

BOISE -- It's been a month of hard work for the staff at the Idaho Humane Society as they work to rehabilitate 14 abused dogs found a the scene of a triple homicide in Eastern Idaho, last month.

The Oneida County Sheriff said the investigation into the Holbrook triple murder is moving forward, but the secretive world of illegal dog fighting is among the obstacles making it difficult to solve.

However, Sunday, progress for the dogs, was made.

“They are social with people but, you know, most of them have never been in a car, never been in a house so all of those things are new so its baby steps for sure,” said Idaho Humane Society volunteer, Jennifer Graham.

She said the dogs don’t know what it’s like to be a part of a family, but they have the potential to.

Sunday, the first pit bull from the Oneida murder scene was adopted out to a couple living in Idaho, who told KTVB they would rather not disclosed their last name.

“We thought this would be a great opportunity to come down and see what kind of dogs they had available,” said Kyle.

Kyle and Janet have always been lovers of the pit bull breed. Six months ago, they lost their own pit bull to old age.

“They are just excellent, excellent pets just like our dog that we lost,” said Kyle.

Ready to adopt again, they found Tess.

“I think we just connected to her.” said Janet. “Yeah we are one of the first to rescue one.”

Graham tells us, these pit bulls have been through a lot.

“These dogs are learning new things everyday and to be a part of that has been amazing,” she said.

Kyle and Janet already are familiar with the breed, which makes things easier.

“It was just an instant connection, I knew she was going to be the one that they picked,” said Graham.

She said, now that this match has been made, there are 13 other pit bulls also ready for a new home.

The Humane Society is asking for families that can commit and be patient with the dog.
 

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