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!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pit Bull Event, Oct. 24th, in New Haven CT

Bikers Against Animal Cruelty
The Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter
Hot Water Rescue

all participating in

National Pit Bull Awareness Day

Saturday, October 24, 2009
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Edgerton Park, Edgehill Road, New Haven, CT

This event is FREE

All Dogs must be on regular leashes; no retractables allowed.
Good dog/pet etiquette must be observed.

Event highlights include:
  • Pit Bull constume contest
  • Agility and weight pulling tests
  • Canine Good Citizen Testing
  • Doggie Games
  • Fashion Show
  • Vendors, Shelters, Rescue Groups
For more information, vist the Connecticut Pit Bull Awareness Day web site.

This event will honor Sgt. Stubby, the only dog to be promoted to Sgt through his work in combat. Stubby was adopted by a unit (he was a stray) during WWI, and served with distinction in France! (see sepia toned picture at the link).

About the Hosts of Connecticut's National Pit Bull Awareness Day

Bikers Against Animal Cruelty, Inc. (B.A.A.C.) is a non-profit volunteer group of compassionate motorcycle enthusiasts who advocate against animal cruelty, promote responsible pet ownership and help to defray the costs of emergency veterinary care for cruelty and neglect cases. Learn more about B.A.A.C. here: (LTPB) clothing designed by responsible Pit Bull owners, for responsible pit bull owners. LTPB is committed to promoting positive ownership of this amazing breed.
Learn more about Love Thy Pit Bull here:

The Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter (FNHAS) is a non-profit volunteer group that helps the animals at the Robin I. Kroogman New Haven Animal Shelter. Our goals include socializing animals at the shelter, finding homes for all animals that enter the shelter, providing medical care for animals while at the shelter, and working with the community to spay and neuter house pets. Learn more about FNHAS here:

Hot Water Rescue (HWR) is a non-profit rescue group formed and based out of Connecticut that rescues, fosters, and places dogs all over the United States.
Learn more about HWR here: