Montreal, October 23, 2013 – This year’s National Pit Bull Awareness Day is October 26, 2013! In honor of this National day, and to promote and raise public awareness about Pit Bull type dogs, the Montreal SPCA and Pit Stop Montreal are hosting a special event this Saturday from 12:00 pm to 4:00pm at the SPCA shelter located at 5215 Jean Talon West in Montreal.
The Montreal SPCA has many incredible dogs available for adoption. Each dog is assessed to determine their temperament and needs, in order to help find the right family that meets their needs. “All dogs, no matter their appearance or heritage, are individuals and deserving of love and compassion,” said Alanna Devine, Director of Animal Advocacy at the Montreal SPCA. “Like all dogs, some Pit Bull type dogs are high energy and will require an active household; others are couch potatoes, preferring to spend quality time lounging around. We encourage families looking to adopt a dog to look beyond physical appearance and breed stereotypes and instead focus on the personalities and behaviour traits of each dog as an individual.”
On Saturday, October 26th, the Montreal SPCA invites the public to come by and meet Pit Bull type dogs available for adoption through the Montreal SPCA and PitStop Montreal and to learn about the truths and myths surrounding this often discriminated against group of dogs. “We are so excited to be hosting this event with the Montreal SPCA and to inform the public regarding facts and myths related to Pit bull type dogs, while at the same time promoting some of the incredible dogs we have available for adoption,” said Irina Daminoiu, President and Founder of Pit-Stop Montreal. “Because of the negative image portrayed by most mainstream media and the breed discrimination legislation in some municipalities, Pit bull type dogs tend to spend longer time in shelters waiting for homes and there are few rescue or community resources in Quebec to help these dogs. This is why it is so important for Pit Stop Montreal and the Montreal SPCA to hold events to better inform the public and raise awareness. We hope to see lots of people on this Saturday (October 26) at the Montreal SPCA between 12:00 pm to 4:00pm!”