Posted November 20, 2018 12:31:07 A man with a pitbull named Baby Pitbull in his care has been placed in foster home.
The 33-year-old man has been identified as Stephen Copley, a resident of the city’s North Shore.
He has been living in the B.C. Coastal Area with his wife, Samantha Copleyd, since last December.
He was adopted from a New Zealand kangaroo colony, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.
“Baby Pitbull has a great deal of social and emotional maturity, and is extremely affectionate,” it said.
“His loving nature has made him an ideal partner for many people, both with and without a disability.”
A woman who lives with the couple said she was surprised by the news.
“It’s just really sad, and I was really surprised to hear about it,” she said.
She said the couple had been living together for a year and a half and were “super close”.
“We just have a wonderful family.
We’re really happy, and he’s super cute.”‘
Very intelligent’Baby Pitboobs have been around since the 1800s, but are now considered a domestic dog, according to the Ministry for the Environment.
Baby Pitbunnies are often named after the city of Cape Breton, where the family lived before they adopted the pitbull.
In the 1940s, a local resident named William Kincaid named a baby Pitbull after the area.
“I was a bit confused at first because I didn’t know what a Pitbull was,” Kincand said.
“He looked like a little dog, but the fact that it was named after a city was just really exciting.”
In the 1960s, another Cape Bretson woman named Helen Kincaide named a dog after her.
“When I first heard about the name, I thought, ‘That’s really sweet’,” Kincay said.
A few years later, Kincad’s husband named his daughter Pitbull.
“He was just so proud of her,” she recalled.
“And she has a really nice disposition.
She’s very smart, she has super intelligence.”
Baby Pitbs’ distinctive, white fur was adopted in the 1940ies by a Cape BreTSons husband named David Kincan, who brought her into his home.
“She was so much fun to watch, so happy, so bubbly,” Kican said.
But the couple soon discovered a problem with their dog.
“My son’s older brother had a puppy with his sister, and we had to take care of that puppy,” Kucan said, explaining that the dog was later euthanized.
Baby, now 6, was adopted by her grandparents, and the couple adopted the dog from a kangaroos colony.
Baby has been with them since she was around three years old.
She’s an energetic dog, loves to play and loves to explore, her grandparents said.
Kincad said she hoped the news would help her granddaughter cope with the loss of her mother and father.
“They’re both very proud of their daughter and of their family, so I hope that this will bring a little bit of closure to her,” Kince said.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans says the dog is now considered to be a domestic animal and will be considered for release.