Cincinnati Pit Crew (CPC) was established in April 2012, by four Cincinnati women, Tracy Padgett, Onalda Martinez, Katy Blanton, and Mindy Townsend, sharing a passion for animal rescue and “pit bull” dogs. Having worked with a number of rescues and organizations, each of the four women brought a unique perspective and skills set to the new CPC team.

In May 2012, CPC celebrated the repeal of the ban on “pit bull” dogs in the City of Cincinnati side-by-side with City Council members and responsible dog owners in a historic rally on Fountain Square and a Responsible Ownership Walk through the streets of downtown, something many owners had feared doing for many years.

Since beginning rescue operations in June 2012, CPC has facilitated the adoption over 150 “pit bull” dogs into loving and responsible homes and has expanded programming beyond just rescue operations to include education, community outreach, and owner support programs.

CPC has established strong relationships with local political and business stakeholders as well as partnered with neighborhood organizations and has built a solid reputation within the Greater Cincinnati community as an organization aimed at creating safe and humane communities through education about, advocacy for and rescue of “pit bull” dogs.