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pitbull awareness month 2019

Posted By SLCo Animal Services
September 20, 2019

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2019 national pit bull awareness

National Pit Bull Awareness Day was established in October of 2007 as a nationwide effort to bring positive awareness and attention to Pit Bulls and their responsible owners. Now, we, including Salt Lake County Animal Services celebrates the entire month and it is known as National Pit Bull Awareness Month.

Despite continuing efforts by adopters, advocates and supporters, much of the general public is very misinformed about the breed and they are often at the core of Breed Specific Legistilation (BSL), negative bias and discrimination.

Anyone who has had the pleasure of sharing their hearts and home with this loving, loyal and silly breed has no doubt experienced prejudice from a misinformed public.

Pit Bulls were once a proud American Icon. They are police dogs, service dogs, war heroes, movie dogs and loving and loyal family members.

If you are a Pit Bull guardian, be an ambassador for the breed! Educate, advocate and show the world that a responsible owner and help to change people’s perceptions. Be their voice!

Here are some fun events Salt Lake County Animal Services is participating in to celebrate this October:

Take a look at Salt Lake County Pit Crew on Facebook We will have fun facts on our face book page every day in October.

Oct 5: Join us for Dogtoberfest  and help us raise money for the shelter animals. 

Deadline to Register Oct 4: Think your pup could be the next Salt Lake County PAWlitical Mayor

Oct 12: Join our team for Strut your Mutt and help us raise funds for the injured animal fund.

Oct 18: Come Paint your pet at our Pet Portrait Fundraiser.

Oct 24: Free Pit Fix.

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