Pit Bull Puppies Poisoned During Pit Bull Awareness Event

A public event in Pennsylvania aimed at educating about pit bulls and removing the stigma associated with the breed took a turn for the unfortunate last weekend.

According to organizers, someone poisoned five pit bull puppies. Two died and three others are currently recovering. An autopsy later confirmed suspicions. “The puppies evidently were an easy target,” Renae Metz, one of the founders of the animal charity A Darrah Bull Bully Rescue said in an interview. “We aren’t going to turn people down when they offer to put water in their pen, we never imagined that someone would be this malicious.”

While I question why the organizers weren’t providing water to the puppies personally, it stands to reason that the last thing you would expect would be someone to poison puppies. According to a vet, while no food was found in the puppies’ stomachs, their livers were bleeding – which indicated poisoning by water.

“They were 8 weeks old, they were at the vet Thursday and all were completely healthy,” Metz said. “We were closely monitoring the puppies. We never thought that someone would be hateful enough to poison the puppies, we never thought that could happen.”

In response, the organization will no longer bring puppies to future events. ”We want to press on and save as many dogs as we can,” Metz said. “This just turned us on to the fact that so many people are hateful and we just need to keep spreading the word that these are not bad dogs at all.”

To help support the organization and their mission, visit the official site here.



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Karen Gee4 years ago

Somebody needs their ass kicked!!!!

Melissa Lombardi
Melissa Lombardi4 years ago

How disturbing.. it just breaks my heart. How anyone can justify hurting any living, breathing being is beyond me.. especially an innocent puppy.

Carla van der Meer

This is just so sad and sick. As others have pointed out, it was obviously premeditated. Who just 'happens' to have poison on their person at all times? I have had several pits over the years andtheya re lovely dogs, in the right hands. I cannot stress to much the fact that some people, usually young males, want a dog to show the world how tough they are. I can only assume that this nastiness is brought about by abuse and deprivation. One of my pits saved the lives of my infant son an myself when another dog charged at us as we sat under a tree. We had nowhere to go and no warning. The other dog was badly inbred and had finally snapped. Our pitty put himself between us and the much larger and angrier dog. A vicious fight ensued and, long story short, my dog gave his life to protect us ( more my son than myself, I suspect as he seemed t think the baby was his, silencing the haters who freaked out that we would have the nerve to bring a baby and a pitbull together)

Kate R.
Past Member 4 years ago

This is obviously not something that someone did on the spur of the moment, it was planned. Another reason why you should never trust anyone but yourself to look after your animals (or children)

Mary Beth M.
MaryBeth M4 years ago

Incredibly callous, premeditated and evil. I pray for karma.

Susan B.
Susan B4 years ago

Always be careful who you trust for whatever reason. This is horrible.

Maria Andrea van der Wall

People are always hatefull

Myla Dively
Myla D4 years ago

THIS IS DISGUSTING!! Was this a random act of violence.... I THINK NOT! This was a premeditated crime against a living being! This person/persons is capable of poisoning any living being!! So remember the next time u hire a new baby sitter u may come home to a random poisoning!! This IS happening & will continue to until the judicial system really implements serious serious punishments against any form of animal abuse & neglect!! Then maybe we will c a glimmer of hope for all living beings!!

Tanya Selth
Tanya Selth4 years ago


Sounds to me like the organisers of the event went looking after them well either. No food in the little puppies stomachs? what? shouldnt little puppies like that had food there? A stranger giving them water... what?

Michael H.
Mike H4 years ago

Someone needs to be shot.