PBAD was started by Jodi Preis, who started Bless the Bullys, a nonprofit rescue and education effort directed specifically at the American Pit Bull Terrier. ("Pit Bull")
National Pit Bull Awareness Day is meant to show the "breed" in a positive light. To bring positive awareness, and to bond fellow Pit Bull owners and lovers.
Ways to help• Share, Retweet, Pin, and cross-post: The best way to get the word out about Pit Bulls is through social media. Social media is a powerful tool that can reach people all over the world. It has been proven, that sharing even one dog has saved a life. This month, share an adoptable Pit Bull to help save a life! It's free, and takes little time, but makes a huge difference. To help get you started, here is a list of adoptable "Pit Bull" dogs around the San Francisco Bay Area.
• Set a good example: If you own a Pit Bull or Bully breed, make an example out of them. Be a responsible owner; Train, socialize, exercise. Nothing breaks down breed stereotypes like a well-behaved Pit Bull!
Keep your dogs on leash in public, don't allow your dog to roam. Spay and Neuter your dog, keep them up-to-date on vaccinations and microchip them. Keep them secured on your property, do not leave them outdoors unattended.
• Adopt or Foster: One of the best things you can do for this breed is save a life. Adopting a Pit Bull from a rescue or a shelter saves not only their life, but the life of the next who takes its place.
Fostering is temporary, but makes a huge difference in the life of a Pit Bull. Many animals are euthanized for space at shelters; Fostering gets them out, and also teaches them how to act in a home environment, which greatly increases their chances of adoption.
So what are you waiting for! Get out there and Save-a-Bull!
|Poster courtesy of Change of Heart Pit Bull Rescue|