Back in 2007, a woman named Jodi Preis, founder of Bless The Bullies, initiated a nationwide event now known as National Pit Bull Awareness Day. Her mission was to combat negative stereotypes by celebrating responsible ownership and showcasing the true nature of pit bull type dogs in new and creative ways. There is no right or wrong way to participate; the only rules are to change perceptions and have fun doing it.
Event support and participation were more than Jodi could have ever hoped for. Rescuers all over the country jumped on the NPBAD train with purpose and enthusiasm. The day was a huge success and is now celebrated every year. What started out as one day of national celebration has evolved into a month-long campaign.
APBR is participating this year by offering a Pet Safety and Wellness event hosted by our wonderful vet, Dr. Eastin, of Sterling Park Animal Hospital.
We are excited about participating in our very first National Pit Bull Awareness Month. We hope you join us and help us spread the word!