A valley rescue group is
trying to change the fate of dogs with the worst reputation. Virginia's Paws for Pits was set up in front
of the Blue Moon Cafe in Verona Friday afternoon.
The eight-month old rescue
group raised around $400 to save Samson, an injured pit bull that had been
dumped on Old Greenville Road in Staunton.
Paws for Pits President Page Hearn wants to find homes for as many pit
bulls as she can.
"People just assume that
the dogs are born vicious to attack children and that's not at all the case,"
Hearn said. "They're born very sweet
loving dogs just like all other dogs and then forced into that behavior."
The rescue group says it
has a hard time finding homes for the pit bulls, and hopes to have a shelter