October is Pit Bull Awareness Month! The Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) is celebrating with cute pit bull pics, awesome Don’t Bully My Bully merchandise, and some important knowledge!
The Humane Society of Southern Arizona is a managed intake facility, meaning that we are not required to take in every owner released dog or stray brought in by good Samaritans. Our facility requires an appointment and a fee. Through this system, we are able to give more time and care to the pets that are in our shelter! This also allows us to keep more pets in their homes by providing assistance (food and behavior). Our shelter has saved over 1 million pets in our 72 years of existence.
An HSSA staff member must approve each of the dogs in our care. For approval, a dog must show no signs of aggression towards humans. They must also be able to get along with a kennel mate.
HSSA never discriminates against a dog because of their breed. We believe that breed discrimination is an unfair practice.
When you walk through a shelter it may seem surprising how many “pit bulls” are in need of homes. However, less than 13% of the dogs that found their forever home through HSSA (since October 2015) were actually listed as a “pit bull” or “pit bull mix”. Breeds are not as clear-cut anymore, because of unaltered pets and their unplanned litters of puppies.
Check out these 5 adoptable dogs that are listed as “pit bull mixes” and then take the Pick the Pit quiz to see if you can spot the pure-bred pitty!
If you’re local and thinking of adopting or currently have a “pit bull”, there are 12 apartment complexes in Tucson that forego breed restrictions to avoid discriminating against any dogs.
Love our Don’t Bully My Bully logo?
Visit our CafePress Online Store to buy products sporting our important message. You can put this cute logo on items such as coffee mugs, t-shirts, and everything in between! Plus, $5 of all purchases will go directly to The Humane Society of Southern Arizona!