FEBRUARY 7, 2013:
To honor the memory of the dog who inspired it, Bless the Bullys is pleased to announce this year’s National Pit Bull Awareness Day is Saturday, October 26, 2013. This is the seventh year of celebrating America’s dog, and if history is any indication, this will be our biggest and best year yet!
National Pit Bull Awareness Day (NPBAD) is a day of appreciation and education designed to change perceptions and stereotypes about pit bulls and their responsible owners. NPBAD was established to educate and foster positive communications and experiences in the communities in which we and our dogs live, and it is an initiative dedicated to restoring the image of the American Pit Bull Terrier and “pit bull type” dogs.
The most important reason to hold or participate in an event on National Pit Bull Awareness Day is that it gets us out in our very own neighborhoods and communities, talking with people and introducing our breed ambassadors to those whose only exposure to pit bulls may be via the news. NPBAD is an opportunity to escape the confines of social media where we are, in effect, preaching to the choir to those who feel the same way about pit bulls as we do. There are a TON of wonderfully informative pit bull websites out there, but lets face it…the people we need to target aren’t visiting our websites. Personal experience is key, and positive personal experience holds much greater weight and is a powerful tool in overcoming the negative stigma attached to these incredible dogs, and changing that stigma is what NPBAD is all about.
You are invited to learn more about NPBAD and to register your own event by visiting our new website, www.nationalpitbullawarenessday.org.
We’ve also created a page full of tips and ideas with a strong focus on individuals not associated with groups or organizations who want to hold events.
In keeping with the National Pit Bull Awareness Day tradition, your event is entirely up to you! Have fun, be creative, educate, and make a difference right in your own community! Whatever you choose to do, please celebrate the great American pit bull terrier and educate your community about this very misunderstood breed on Saturday, October 26, 2013!
Because we know without a doubt that its YOU – the pit bull advocates across the country working hard everyday to change the bias and discrimination against pit bull type dogs and their owners — this year’s NPBAD theme is dedicated to you. We at Bless the Bullys realize the significance of being good role models in our communities, and we want to emphasize how far we’ve come, how many minds we’ve changed and all the incredible strides pit bulls have made in the last several years thanks to the dedication and devotion of incredible pit bull advocates across the country.
Bless the Bullys cordially invites you to continue the tradition of celebrating the American Pit Bull Terrier with pit bull advocates across the country on National Pit Bull Awareness Day on October 26, 2013.