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Pitbulooza! is going to be a huge party in honor of National Pit Bull Awareness Day and responsible pet ownership! It’s coming to you from Pit n Proud, In the Arms of Angels, and Adopt-a-Bull. This sounds like an awesome event.
Where: Brandi Fenton Park – Tucson
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Pit Bulls will be putting their best paws forward and you and your well behaved dogs (all breeds) are invited for doggie demos, adoptions, vendors, raffles, live music, contests, family activities, food, and more ear to ear pittie smiles than you can imagine.
Meet vendors and experts regarding canine behavior, training, nutrition, and wellness will be on hand to answer your questions. Up to 50 vouchers for $20 SPAY/NEUTERS will be available to bully breed owners, courtesy of Pit n’ Proud and Animal Birth Control.
Enjoy live performances from the amazing John Shipe, the singer-songwriter famous in bully breed circles for his songs Pit Bull Blues and Pit Bull Rescue Woman, and from Tucson talent, Meghan & Jordyn Evans, performing their Lennox Tribute Song. Free admission.
The AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) testing will be held at the adjacent covered Hay Barn during the event and is available to ALL dogs – testing will be FREE for bully breeds and mixes!
Pibulooza has some amazing sponsors and is still looking for a few vendors.
Schedule those appointments now!
Tucson, Ariz. – With 8 million homeless pets entering U.S. shelters every year, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona is helping to solve the problem with its “Primp Your Pit (bull)” spay/neuter promotion sponsored by PetSmart Charities®. During the promotion, the Humane Society of Southern Arizona will spay or neuter 200 pit bulls and pit bull mixes for a special rate of $20, including a free nail trim. (August only)
Today, 35 percent of dogs and cats in U.S. households are not spayed or neutered. Yet, the procedure is one of the most effective ways to reduce the homeless pet population. Pit bulls, in particular, end up in shelters in large numbers because of the negative public perceptions that are associated with the breed.
“The ‘Primp Your Pit’ promotion is a great way to create awareness about spaying and neutering and come to together as a community to help stop animal overpopulation,” says Samantha Esquivel, Public Relations Lead at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. “Spaying and neutering a pet is the most effective step to prevent unwanted litters and ensure your pet lives a long, happy life.”
The American Veterinary Medical Association endorses spaying and neutering puppies as young as eight to 10 weeks old, and research shows that the procedure can improve the behavior and health of the pet, including reducing the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections.
Any Pima County pit bull or pit bull mix owner can take advantage of special $20 rate during the “Primp Your Pit (bull)” – just mention the “Primp Your Pit (bull)” promotion when scheduling an appointment. There are a limited number of promotional surgeries available so please be sure to schedule an appointment. Please visit the website or call (520) 881-0321 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Here is the ASPCA’s top 10 reasons to spay & neuter your dogs.
This is a sad story that I had been following on Facebook. On May 19, 2010, Lennox, a 5 year old American Bull dog Labrador mix was wrongfully seized from his loving family home by Belfast City Council Dog Wardens. Lennox committed no crime nor did any member of the public complain about him. Three Belfast City Council Dog Wardens came to his home unannounced and removed Lennox against the protests of his family who had gone the extra mile to create barriers for safety and security and had socialized Lennox as he lived with children, specifically a disabled child. They were best friends.
For two years Lennox was kept in a cell surrounded by his own excrement. The family was not permitted to visit and were never informed of his condition. Even though thousands of people and rescue organizations worldwide tried to remove Lennox from the country, from this hell on earth, he was executed two years later on July 13, 2012, by the Dog Wardens in Ireland.
According to the blog, Save Lennox, Lennox was a puppy when his owners had him neutered, licensed, insured, DNA registered, Pet Safe registered and micro chipped and although the Belfast City Council have issued a dog license for Lennox for the last five years and continue to do so today, the Council found the need to classify him as a Pitbull type dog and murder him.
While it’s too late for Lennox, BSL (breed specific legislation) is BS. Today this vile practice affects Pitbulls but it could be any breed or any mixed breed – Rottweilers, Dobermans, Greyhounds, Chihuahuas. BSL just doesn’t exist in backward Belfast but also in the United States.
The problem is not the breed or any breed but rather backyard breeders and irresponsible owners. Punish the deed not the breed! Pitbulls were once called “nanny dogs” – what happened to their image?
Learn more about Lennox on Facebook
You might also want to sign a petition asking for an investigation of the Belfast City Counsel…
Save the date – October 20 – Pitbulapalooza – a celebration of pit bulls by Pit n’ Proud in Tucson
This past Sunday, Tucson is Lennox met at Reid Park organized by Amber Kerr. She fosters Pit Bulls.
(In the above photo is Dawnelle, a vet tech, with her two rescued pits – Kos and Kyleigh, and Eden with Sema who came from PACC at 5 mos, weighing 16 pounds, suffering pneumonia. These two women met in training class where their dogs have since earned canine good citizen titles.)
Here are some photos from Monday’s Pit n’ Proud support walk around Reid Park.
My friend Kate who writes Eco-Tucson blog and I went out to meet the Pits and get some exercise.
The crowd was impressive and Fox-11 and KGUN-9 were out. The Pit Bulls mingled quietly as did some mixed breeds, a Rottie or two, some Chihuahuas (one wearing a green turtle neck dog coat).
One thing I did notice is that some dogs were not neutered.
Correct me if I’m wrong but I think that’s a macho guy thing. Dude, nobody wants to mess with your manhood but please neuter your dog which also makes him less aggressive. Every Pit Bull owner (or any breed owner for that matter) should be spaying and neutering their dogs. Here’s a list of where you can get your dog spayed for free or for a nominal fee here in Tucson. (download the flyer).
We don’t need no more stinkin’ backyard breeders selling dogs on the corner or in Wal-Mart parking lots. No reputable breeder posts signs on a telephone pole. Tear it down! No free advertising for backyard breeders.
We don’t need any more oops litters.
We don’t need to have any more unwanted pets sitting on PACC’s death row waiting to be euthanized.
The rant in favor of spay & neuter applies to all breeds not just bully breeds. Be a responsible pet owner.