September 20, 2019–7:49 a.m.
Public Animal Welfare Services is pleased to announce its first-ever pitbull awareness event. This artistic-themed event aims to challenge preconceived notions of Pitbulls and pitbull-type breeds.
“34% of canine surrenders over the last year have been Pitbulls or “pitbull-type breeds,” said P.A.W.S. Director Jeffery Mitchell. “We see extremely high rates of breeding among pitbull-types in the community but incredibly low adoption rates on pitbull-types in our facility. With over-breeding in combination with low-adoption rates, we see pitbull-type dogs stay with us for months without finding a home. These are great dogs that have just got a bad reputation. Our goal is to change minds with this educational event.”
The “Pawsitively Perfect Pittie Party” will be held on Saturday, September 21st from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Public Animal Welfare Services, 99 North Avenue.
This event will have a “paint-and-sip” theme to it. Non-alcoholic drinks will be offered to patrons, and stations about Pitbulls will be set up around the facility. Patrons will have a chance to create artwork with animals in the facility. In October, the artwork created will debut at an official art-gallery theme event.
This event will not be adoption-driven, but adoption fees are waived and staff will be available to process adoptions if visitors find their forever friend.
For more information on this event, stay tuned to P.A.W.S. Facebook page (facebook.com/fcpaws).