On October 27 the rescue group will offer its inaugural Community Pit Bull Day in observance of National Pit Bull Awareness Day. Complete information at www.onetail.org.
Community Pit Bull Day – Saturday, October 27
In observance of National Pit Bull Awareness Day, One Tail at a Time is sponsoring its inaugural Community Pit Bull Day on Saturday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mozart Park, 2036 N. Avers in Chicago. The event will offer free resources to pit bull owners in the community and will serve as an outreach opportunity for the rescue. Admission is free.
Much of what the general public knows about pit bulls and pit bull-type dogs is gleaned from negative media. “We don’t buy into the myth that pit bulls are inherently dangerous,” says One Tail at a Time co-founder and president Heather Owen. “And we don’t want our communities to either. We want to make Chicago a safe place for all dogs and dog owners.”
Owen says the impetus for this community day stems from the rescue’s visits to the city shelters. “When we visit our shelters, the majority of dogs appear to be pit bulls and pit bull mixes. We want to reach out to individuals that own these dogs to provide help and resources as a way to decrease the number of pit bulls that end up suffering in our shelters.”
On offering this special event in the Logan Square, Owen states that “so many of our directors, volunteers and adopters call this neighborhood home, so why not begin this exciting community initiative in our own backyard?”
Owen continues: “We know that responsible dog owners want to provide great care, but don’t always have the monetary resources or know-how in order to do so. We’re hoping that by offering free resources like this, families will be able to continue to care for and keep their dogs safe and in their homes.”
As part of the free Community Pit Bull Day, OTAT is offering the following to all pit bull and pit bull mixes free of charge to those in need (while supplies last):
-Microchips with registration
-Martingale collars or humane training harnesses
-Stainless steel water bowls
-Humane care information
-Positive reinforcement training advice
-Goodie bag with U.S.-made treats and toys
In addition to free resources, a “pitties on parade” costume contest and appearances by local pit bull celebrity Fifty and therapy dog Rou are planned.
More information can be found here: http://www.onetail.org/pitbull-day/
What: Community Pit Bull Day
When: Saturday, October 27, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Mozart Park, 2036 N. Avers Ave., Chicago
More info: http://www.onetail.org/pitbull-day/
About One Tail at a Time
One Tail at a Time, NFP is a no-kill, all-breed dog rescue that serves to lower euthanasia rates in the greater Chicagoland area and provide education on the humane treatment of companion animals. The rescue concentrates its efforts on dogs that are in danger of being euthanized or those that are physically and/or mentally deteriorating in a shelter environment, works to rehabilitate them and then matches each dog with a permanent home.
One Tail at a Time is committed to supporting each of their adopters even after adoption has been finalized. Adoption benefits include discounted adoption fees for adopters that complete training; medical, trainer and dog walking and boarding referrals and discounts; and continued advice and support for the life of the dog. One Tail at a Time has also launched two grant programs for their adopters; Dutch’s Fund will provide financial assistance to adopters who incur unexpectedly large veterinary bills, and Stella’s Fund will assist adopters with funds to continue training. www.onetail.org