For those who think it’s only the golden retrievers and labs of the world that are the sweet, cute pets, this day is for you. For those who believe all American pit bull terriers are menacing, dangerous fighters, this day is for you. For anyone who hasn’t taken the time to learn that pit bulls are in fact loving pets, National Pit Bull Awareness Day is for you.
For 10 years now, people have been coming together on the last Saturday in October to raise awareness that the image of pit bulls needs to change, and that humans are at the heart of that effort. Part of the success of the campaign comes from the fact that it is unstructured, meaning that anyone can put on and host an event, which is based on the same guidelines and resources distributed around the country. This ensures continuity, but enables anyone to host an awareness event. The ultimate goal is to get the truth out about pit bulls, and ultimately lower the number that end up in shelters around the country.