Itamarie knew that if the puppies wound up at a shelter, they might never find homes.
"No humane center would take them without there being a very big chance of them being euthanized due to their breed," she wrote.
In most shelters, at least 20 percent of the dogs are pits, but that number can be as high as 80 percent in some places. Pit bulls are the most euthanized breed in shelters, and in places with breed-specific legislation, many pit bulls have no chance at all of making it out of the shelter alive.
So Itamarie suddenly had a lot more puppies than she expected.