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Community Service Champion: August

Lucy is a 6 month old pit bull that is looking for her forever home. Lucy is just one of many dogs that the Texas Pit Crew are helping find that home. 
Kelly Bryan, who is one of the founders of the organization, says they put dogs in foster care if they have room and it stays in foster care until it's adopted.  
The Texas Pit Crew came to life in December of 2012 when they hit the street handing out straw and dog houses. Once out there, they realized how neglected and abused animals were in Wichita Falls and  felt like they could do something about it. 
They found dogs that were chained up, not being fed, unwanted, and dumped on the side of the road. They picked these animals up and took care of them. 
Kim Hicks, who is also one of the founders says, "when we were out on the streets I would say about 90 percent of the dogs that we saw that were chained, abused or neglected were the pit bulls."
And that's how they came up with the name, Texas Pit Crew. 
Hicks says, "we as animal advocates saw the need to portray this dog as the loyal and loving breed that it is and not the bad rap they seem to get from the wrong people.
Since 2012, the organization has rapidly grown. Today, they have around 100 dogs in foster care waiting to be adopted. However, their goal isn't just adoption.
Byran says,"our primary focus is education, spaying and neutering. Once everybody gets responsible on spaying and neutering it's going to cut down on the number of unwanted dogs and unwanted liters out there. We can only do so much."
Currently, they are maxed out on dogs and are needing more fosters. If you would like to find out how you can become a foster or adopt one of these animals, go to their web site at www.texaspitcrew.org. They also need volunteers that can help with weekend adoption events they have most weeks. 
Ken Johnson, Newschannel 6. 

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