A Dog Named Hitler

A Dog Named Hitler

David R. Cohen

David R. Cohen is the former Associate Editor of the Atlanta Jewish Times. He is originally from Marietta, GA and studied Journalism at the University of Tennessee.

Above: A screenshot of the dog’s listing at petharbor.com says he was found as a stray but after a call to the shelter we found out the dog was taken after his owner was arrested in Coweta County.

In a sobering episode that made us realize Anti-Semitism still exists in Georgia, a white pit bull named Hitler was listed for adoption by Coweta County Animal Control on September 14.

After a phone call to the shelter, we learned that the three-year-old dog was put up for rescue after his owner was arrested and it is not their policy to change the name of dogs that have been taken in.

The reader who sent us the listing was baffled that the dog’s offensive name was not changed.

“You would think good judgement would triumph over absurdity and they would change the dog’s name,” she said.

The dog’s listing said that he would be available for adoption on Monday, Sept. 19 but a search for adoptable dogs on the Coweta County Animal Control section on petharbor.com didn’t return a result for the dog’s original ID number of A033577.

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