Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy Pit Bull Awareness Day!

This year October 22 has been designated Pit Bull Awareness Day. In 2007 Bless the Bullys created this holiday as a day to recognize and celebrate this loyal, friendly, misunderstood breed.



Sandy and I will be celebrating by going to an adoption event for Jasmine's House, the wonderful pit bull rescue group near Baltimore that is sponsoring Sandy. The event is at Dogma Bakery in Arlington, VA and will hopefully feature a few gorgeous little pittie people ready for their forever homes. If you're in the area, come on out and get a free facewash and pick up some tasty baked goods!


While you're in the holiday mood, go on over to Love and a Leash for another fantastic pit bull promotion! The pit bull rescue heroes over there are sponsoring the adoption fees for two sets of a Fabulous Four pit bulls at the Montgomery County Humane Society, using the generous contributions from Blogville folks who turned out to help Little Zee.



And then, come on back here and leave a comment! For every comment on today's post, I will donate $2 to the Washington Humane Society, and that gift--our gift--will be DOUBLED by the Delavan Foundation, which has agreed to match all donations for a limited time. 


While WHS is an open-access shelter that takes in all animals in need of shelter in the DC area, a large percentage of those animals are pit bulls or some mixture thereof. 


This is an organization that does a lot with a little. Their facilities may not be state of the art, may even look a bit drab and sad at first glance, but the animals get so much enrichment that many of them seem to really love their shelter "home." 


Aside from that, WHS is not afraid to take a position on animal welfare issues: all their events are vegetarian, and they take a stand against using animals for fur or for biomedical research.

They also support and actively promote TNR for cats.

Pretty cool, for a low-budget urban open-access shelter.

So let the commenting begin, and let's see if we can celebrate Pit Bull Awareness Day in style!
To learn more about adopting Sandy, email peacefuldog [at] yahoo [dot] com

24 comments:

  1. I'd love to spend Nat'l Pitbull Awareness Day surrounded by a bunch of pitties and getting endless pittie kisses. They are the best! Thanks for spreading the word and helping WHS. I hope those Fab Four get snapped up mighty quick!

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  2. So awesome! I'm linking to your post as well as Alekasndra's today. :) So many great ways to help in the DC area!

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  3. Yay Pit Bull Awareness Day! Love how many people are getting involved - especially Love and a Six-Foot Leash's cool promotion!

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  4. Hi Kirsten, best wishes for a successful day.

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  5. Pit Bull awareness day is a well deserved event for all pittties
    Benny & Lily

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  6. How awesome! I'm glad people are raising awareness, and these sound like some great events. Unfortunately I get to spent Pit Bull Awareness Day in a town with BSL. Talk about things being backwards.

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  7. Happy awareness day!

    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com

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  8. Great photos! Love this comment/donation idea and think I might borrow it in the future ;-)

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  9. Hope your day is wonderful!

    -Bart and Ruby

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  10. Awesome Pittie celebrations going on! Hope LOTS find new and wonderful furever homes this weekend!

    The Road Dogs

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  11. Woo hoo! Happy Awareness Day to you! I am not sure how I am going to commemorate the day but I definitely need to do something. I hope it all makes a big difference.

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  12. Wowee...two whole green papers just for leaving a comment? Easy peasy! Thank you for doing such a super great thing and for helping other doggies find their Most Perfect Homes That Ever Were. Sending you lotsa slurpy brindle kisses!

    Wiggles & Wags,
    Mayzie

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  13. Slurpy kisses back to all of you! And yep, I'm sending in two big ones for my own comment too :) Keep 'em comin'

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  14. Great blog Kirsten! You've accomplished a lot since Alaska. Have a great day!

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  15. Thanks for doing that - here's my two cents for two dollars ;-)

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  16. I love Foozie and his lovely wet kisses. We look forward to your next trip to Brickyard Road.

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  17. I don't think it matters if the shelter looks a little 'drab' it is the love that fills it and inspires people that count.

    You go Kirsten!!

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  18. Hi Lindsey! Yep, it's a little easier to save dogs than to save harbor seals :) Hope those guys are doing well though. Hope you are too. Thanks again everyone!

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  19. I loved your photo. And this is a great idea for a fundraiser.

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  20. Good for you for the donations and the matching funds. Hope I'm not too late (I was incommunicado last week, catching up slowly now).

    Can't believe Sandy's still hangin' about!

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  21. Hope you can still count us! :) Thank you for doing this; what a wonderful cause.

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  22. Im way behind on blog reading :) But happy belated national pittie day :) Always been a big supporter of the "dangerous" breeds of dogs lol, having been a proud owner of one of the wussiest rotties around :)

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