Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pit Bull Awareness Day - October 24th

via Bless The Bully's: (the lady who started Pit Bull Awareness Day)

National Pit Bull Awareness Campaign

The National Pit Bull Awareness campaign is a nationwide effort to bring positive awareness to the American Pit Bull Terrier.

In early 2007, Bless the Bullys introduced the idea of a national "pit bull awareness day," and it took off like wildfire. Devoted pit bull advocates jumped on the opportunity to participate in the first of its kind nationwide initiative to bring about positive pit bull media attention together on one day.

The need for a national day of awareness is clear... In light of the constant negative media publicity and sensationalized hype that surrounds pit bulls, Pit Bull Awareness Day was established as a day to focus on these incredible dogs and their devoted, responsible owners.

As breed advocates, it is our duty to show the public that all pit bull owners ARE NOT alike. As responsible pit bull owners, we can no longer be willing to sit back and be judged, discriminated against and criminalized by the image set by the visible minority of irresponsible owners. The media berates our dogs daily. Legislators have labeled pit bull owners as the "criminal element" who only own pit bulls to enhance their macho image. The time has come to set the record straight, and the National Pit Bull Awareness Day campaign is just the place to start.

I know many, many bull breed owners and advocates work hard everyday to change the undeserved image of our dogs, and Pit Bull Awareness Day is the time to collectively make our voices heard. After all, we are the ONLY voices are dogs have. Bless the Bullys invites everyone - from breed clubs, rescue groups right down to individuals - to join us in celebrating this wonderful breed and their devoted, responsible owners/advocates. There are many ways to celebrate National Pit Bull Awareness Day, and we encourage you to check out the nationside events of 2008 and 2007 for ideas.

Finally, it is our hope that you make Pit Bull Awareness Day not only an anual tradition, but something you incorporate into your daily life. Raising awareness is the only way to bring about change, and we need to be vigilant in educating the public and reversing the damage done by irresponsible owners and the extremely unethical and far too unaccountable media.

Thank you to all the devoted bull breed owners who work tirelessly to bring about the goals of National Pit Bull Awareness Day EVERYDAY!

And don't forget what is happening in the NYC area:

I'll be spending the day walking the sweeties at Yonkers Animal Shelter.