Pitbull Awareness Month 2020
Posted By SLCo Animal Services
September 28, 2020
October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month and Salt Lake County Animal Services will be holding a variety of programs this month to educate, advocate and of course celebrate our favorite blocky headed fur friends.
Through the years it has gained momentum and Pit Bull pet guardians and advocates decided to make the month of October National Pit Bull Awareness month with National Pit Bull Awareness Day falling on October 24th this year.
Look at what Salt Lake County Animal Services has planned:
October 1st-31st Pittie Pageant:
We will be kicking off the festivities with our very own Pittie Pageant Photo Contest starting on October 1st. This is a photo contest for you to show off your Pitties.
Submit Photos Oct 1st - 15th: For a $10 donation you can submit a photo of your dog and then let voting begin.
Voting Runs Oct 16th - 31st: Tell you friends, family, neighbors and have them go and submit a dollar to vote for your pup. The Dogs Meow and Paw Paws self-serve dog wash and boutique have both generously donated some wonderful gift baskets for your 4 legged friends. We will be announcing the 1st and 2nd prize winners November 2nd. All proceeds will go to our Enrichment program to help the animal in our care.
Get your pup signed up today!
October 15th Pit Bull Basics and Beyond Workshop:
Whether you are new to 'bully breeds' or have been their guardians for years, we all know they NEED mental stimulation. This virtual presentation is geared towards terrier guardians who would like to know more about how to work with their instincts, provide mental stimulation, potential health issues and the importance of training. The best part of all is that this is completely FREE for you to join us in celebrating our Pit Bulls for National Pit bull awareness month.
Taught by Certified Behavior Consultant Laurie Schlossnagle, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, KPA CTP of Side By Side Dog Training.
In order to reserve a spot:
1. Register here: bit.ly/slco-workshop5
2. Then we will email a confirmation to you with a Zoom invite.
Free Pittie Fix: October 19th-23rd 2020
Appointments are limited and you must live and license in our jurisdiction to qualify.
Your dogs must be a “Bully Breed” to qualify for the Free Pittie Fix.
Free Pitbull Fix sign up.
Pet Owners in our jurisdictions, use the code PITTY.
When you schedule your appointment, you will be prompted to fill out a surgery authorization waiver and schedule their pick up appointment. Our scheduler will follow-up with you to confirm your details.
If you are interested in adopting please visit our Adoptable Pets for more information.
History of National Pitbull Awareness Month
National Pit Bull Awareness Month started as National Pit Bull Awareness Day in 2007 By Bless The Bully’s and was established as a day to educate and foster positive communications and experiences in the communities in which we and our dogs live. It is a special day to focus on these incredible dogs and their devoted, responsible owners; a day to change perceptions and stereotypes.
The goal of National Pit Bull Awareness Day/Month is to promote the truth about pit bulls. Knowledge is power! We believe that with education and advocacy, the truth will save lives in terms of negating the fear and bias generated about Pit Bull type dogs, and help to circumvent knee-jerk reactions such as breed bans, and the truth will result in fewer pit bulls ending up in animal shelters.
As breed advocates we routinely find ourselves educating and advocating just by including our dogs in our daily routines. You can show others that every dog is a product of the environment and upbringing they are in and that a “pit bull” is just a dog.