In 12 days, One Tail at a Time (OTAT) will be hosting Community Pit Bull Day. It is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This is the inaugural year and is in observance of National Pitubull Awareness Day (www.nationalpitbullawarenesday.org).
This FREE event will take place at Mozart Park which is located at 2036 North Avers in Chicago. The reason for the event is to offer free resources to Pitbull owners in the community and to serve as an outreach opportunity for the rescue.
The outreach is to help the general public’s opinion about the Pitbull breed. OTAT wants to change the negative media claims that Pitbulls are inherently dangerous. Heather Owen, Co-Founder and President of One Tail at a Time would sincerely like to have Chicago be a safe place for all dogs; including Pitbulls and all dog owners.
One Tail at a Time was motivated to create this community day after visiting Chicago’s city shelters. Owen determined that the majority of canines in the shelters just happen to be Pitbulls and Pitbull mixes. This day is a day to reach out to individual owners of these dogs to give them help and a place to turn thus hopefully decreasing the number of Pitbulls that end up in the shelters.
North Avers is in the heart of Logan Square. Many of OTAT’s directors, volunteers and those that adopt from them live in this particular neighborhood. That is why they are offering their first annual community initiative right in their own backyard!
Responsible dog owners will do most anything to provide their dogs with great care, however, in today’s economic times, many pet owners do not have the monetary means or even the know-how for the provisions. By offering FREE resources, such as Community Pitbull Day, the reliable pet owners will be able to continue to care for and keep their Pits safe and healthy right where they belong – in the safety and love of their own homes.
As a part of the day’s festivities, OTAT will offer the following (while supplies last) to Pitbull and Pitbull Mixes:
· Microchips and microchip registrations
· Spay/neuter vouchers to redeem at participating vendors
· Martingale humane training harnesses or collars
· Four-foot leashes to walk your Pit with
· Water bowls made from stainless steel
· Information about humane care
· Training advice that includes positive reinforcement
· Goodie bags containing treats and toys made right in the good ole’ USA
Additionally, the canines are invited to participate in the “Pitties on Parade” costume contest. Fifty, a local Pitbull celebrity and Rou, a therapy dog are planned to appear at the event as well.
To obtain more information about the event or OTAT, go to http://www/onetail.org/pitbull-day/.