The month of October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month in the United States. October 27th, in particular, has been deemed National Pit Bull Awareness Day.
Pit Bulls are not killer dogs; they do need understanding and proper handling. Sadly, when a problem arises, it is usually the dog who is blamed. Not the handler or guardian or the living conditions of the dog. This month is about raising awareness that Pit Bulls can make loving and loveable pets. These dogs need homes – not a spot on death row.
In honour of National Pit Bull Awareness Month, I’d like you to meet Honey Bun. She’s a Pit Bull I met at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.
Honey Bun came out to meet the people on my sanctuary tour. Her handler described her as a ‘typical little pitty’ who needed attention and lots of stimulation. For this reason, Honey Bun goes to the Sanctuary offices one day each week to work from the HR Department. Apparently, one of her favourite activities is to carry around a coffee mug in her mouth.
Contact your local shelter this month and see if there are lovely Pit Bulls like Honey Bun waiting for you there….it may be a life-changing event.