LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Out of the hundreds of rescue dogs that come through Tyson’s Chance Animal Foundation in Shelbyville, Kentucky, volunteers say there’s something special about a pit-bull mix named “Boss Man.”
“I’m a big advocate for the underdog and like to root for them and cheer them on,” Paula Sparrow said.
Sparrow has locked herself in the cage with the 5-year-old dog for 48 hours.
It’s her way to try and gain the public’s attention to help find Boss Man a permanent home.
“He has been a shelter dog for a year and half. That’s too long. That’s just not right. He deserves a family and I think it is his turn to find a home,” Sparrow said.
Boss Man has been in the shelter for a year and a half as has been passed over time and time again. Volunteers say that’s simply because he’s a pit bull.
“Because they are built for fighting, people are training them to do that. Then they get thrown away, tossed out into the street. An accident happens and suddenly it’s this huge story that a pit has attacked somebody,” Sparrow said.
Sparrow says pits are smart dogs and are easy to train. She says Boss Man is very obedient but just needs a home.
“Look at this. Does this look like a vicious dog to you? He is the calmest, sweetest dog. He is socialized, civilized, obedience trained. He sleeps great in the bed. We’ve gotten along just fine,” she said.
After spending a year and a half of his life in the shelter, Sparrow hopes for him to spend the rest of his live in a new, loving home.