October is Pit Bull Awareness Month
Since 2007, National Pit Bull Awareness Day has been celebrated on October 27th. The day, originally started by Jodi Preis and Bless the Bullys pit bull rescue, was started in an effort to appreciate this wonderful dog breed, as well as to spread awareness and education about the many misconceptions that surround the breed. In the years since the first National Pit Bull Awareness Day, the celebration has gained increased national recognition. These days, a day just isn't enough - we need a whole month to appreciate and celebrate this special, but often times stereotyped and misunderstood breed. October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month.
In all actuality, pit bull owners and advocates don't really need a special day, or month, in order to appreciate pit bulls. In fact, many of them work tirelessly all year in order to help educated the public about their favorite breed. Pit bulls, often stereotyped as being aggressive and dangerous, can be very loving pets. Any breed of dog, when raised inappropriately, can grow to become aggressive. Pit bulls, when raised with love and proper guidance, can grow to become amazing pets who love nothing more than spending quality time with their family.
What better time to learn more about this amazing breed than National Pit Bull Awareness Month? In honor of Pit Bull Awareness Day and Month, many shelters and rescues across the country are hosting events to raise awareness for pit bulls, and also to encourage pit bull adoption. For a list of associated events, and for more information about National Pit Bull Awareness Day/Month, you can visit the National Pit Bull Awareness Day website (scroll down on their home page for the events list).
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