Puttin’ on the Pitz
ASC offers FREE pit bull adoptions this weekend
October 31, 2013
This year marks the seventh anniversary of National Pit Bull Awareness Day. In celebration, the Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center (ASC) is offering free adoptions on any mix or purebred pit bull terriers this Saturday and Sunday.
Often pit bulls have a negative public image, but, like any other pet, they can thrive in a loving, stable home. The rules of responsible pit bull ownership are no different than that of any other dog. Pit bulls offer companionship, are amazingly athletic and have a terrific sense of humor. They are highly intelligent and are typically easier to train than most breeds. Because every dog is different and has a distinct personality, spending as much time with an adoptable dog before you take him or her home is ideal to finding the best match for your family. If there's a spot in your home and your heart for a four-legged friend, consider adopting a pit bull this weekend. Just remember to bring a leash to use when taking your new pet to its home!
This weekend’s adoption special includes vaccinations, deworming, microchipping, a small bag of food, adoption packet, collar and tag. All spayed and neutered animals are free for adoption. Animals in need of spaying or neutering require a deposit, which is fully refundable with proof of the surgery.
The Animal Service Center, located adjacent to Tom Brown Park at 1125 Easterwood Drive, is operated and maintained by the City’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department. For more information on the ASC and to view animals that are currently available for adoption, please visit Talgov.com/animals. You can also keep up-to-date by liking the Animal Service Center’s Facebook page or following @COTAnimals on Twitter.
Erika Leckington, Animal Service Center, 891-2959; or Carrie Poole, Department of Communications, 891-8533