You may know that Los Angeles has a homeless pet problem and that many of the pets that end up in area shelters are euthanized for lack of space. But did you know that the breed most euthanized in L.A. shelters is pit bull-type breeds? Last year, over 3,800 healthy, adoptable dogs were euthanized in our area shelters.* Of those, almost half were pit bulls.*
Why do pit bulls get euthanized in our shelters at higher rates than other breeds?
Simply put, because there are a lot more of them there. Let’s take a look at some factors.