National Pit Bull Awareness Day
The City of Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department is hosting a National Pit Bull Awareness Day event on Saturday, October 22, at all city shelters.
The National Pit Bull Awareness Campaign is a nationwide effort to bring positive awareness and attention to the Pit Bull Terrier. Animal Welfare is providing a day of free education, resources, products and services to people who have Pit Bull Terrier type dogs. It is a special day to focus on these incredible dogs and a day to change perceptions and stereotypes.
Plenty to do:
- $10 adoption fee for any pet - All City shelters
- Free Pit Bull training booklets
- Free public spay/neuter surgery coupons for owners of Pit Bulls and Pit mixes. (ABQ residents only)
- Free public micro-chip for Pit Bulls and Pit mixes only (East & West shelters)
- The event will feature Free professional training advice for your Pit Bull
- Free samples of dog food
- Free Troubleshooting Your Concerns class at the Eastside shelter for Pit Bulls and Pit mixes – 1st class 10:30 –11:30 a.m. – 2nd class 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
When: Saturday, October 22
Where: Eastside shelter – 8920 Lomas Blvd. NE, 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Westside shelter – 11800 Sunset Gardens SW, 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Lucky Paws – 6600 Menaul NE in Coronado Mall, 11:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Sponsors: Kennel Kompadres, Petco, Boofy's Best for Pets, Pet Safe, Sandia Pet Products and volunteer dog trainers.