Homeless with My Girls

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Editor’s note:  This was a difficult e-mail to read. Contact information is provided below if you are able to assist.

The dogs are my reason for my current situation.

I could not give up the two American Pit-bull Terriers who are part of my family. I was unable to find housing I could afford that allowed their breed of dog. I kept trying to turn the situation around and find a place we all could live in, in the area, and I failed. We were evicted 6/13/2012.

Family and friends have been very lacking in support or help because they see my APBT girls as trouble and a disposable problem. On (6/27) I told some family and friends after several tearful conversations that I’d give them up to the humane society and see if I could take a job in VA, but I could not – they face almost certain death being the breed they are.

So I have cut myself off from friends and family so as not to be criticized for not giving them up because I can’t. We have been homeless in my car (which may soon be repossessed) since my money for a cheap dog friendly motel ran out. No one could take us in that cares because of restrictions on dogs where they live, so we have been spending our days in parks or on less traveled roads park and ride areas for shade, except when it is too hot for them(I then run AC until dusk) and our nights at the local Walmart.

I don’t know how this will end but if anyone does know of a foster care that would take 2 pit bulls (temporary only or just during day so I could hunt for new job) in the 21740/ 17225 area or a shelter that will allow them to stay with me please email me. I go to areas with wi-fi a couple times a day to check mail and start looking for a new job, surf the internet looking for a way out of this mess and animal loving people who may be supportive.

We are almost out of money and food and I am very depressed that I let it come to this. I don’t regret keeping them though even with the mess it has created, as their lives are worth more to me than public opinion and comfort.

Here is a pic of my girl; I can be reached at [email protected] but I only log in every few hours.


Jan Scott

43 thoughts on “Homeless with My Girls”

  1. Jan,
    God bless you for what you are doing! Give us information on how we can send money or assistance. I may not be able to send much but I will try to send what I can. Please anyone who can help, please help her!!

  2. I am so sorry you are in this situation – all because of the ignorance of people about the breed. Most of us here would be doing the very same thing – kudos to you for your love and commitment to your girls.

    You may be able to receive mail via ‘general delivery’ at whatever post office you are closest to…is there some way you could check and let us know?

    I cannot imagine how very difficult your life is right now. A hug and a prayer across the miles.

  3. I am to far away to help but would have gladly put a roof over your heads til you got sorted out.
    Nor can I send any money as unfortunately only just managing to keep a roof over mine and my precious foster Danes heads.
    You have a very big heart and I prey that soon you are repayed for the true love you are showing.

    Good Luck & Bless You.

  4. Hang in there people come and go but fur children are faithfull as long as they are with you. God bless you all.

  5. Good luck in finding somewhere for you all to live pit bull have a bad reputation but like every dog its how you love them and obviously you love them very much young neds have given this type off dog a bad repution nd it is such a shame god bless you and I hpe yo all can stay together god bless you I come from Scotland so you won’t no what a Ned is but it is a young hooligan

  6. Posting and cross-posting in south central PA and central MD area to try to find assistance. Looks like support is there – way to go dog community!


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