|The Chula Vista Animal Care Facility (CVACF) is asking the community to “Pardon A Pit.” This clever adoption campaign is aimed at bringing attention to the many pit bulls that compose approximately 25-30% of the shelter population at any given time.
“It is true that pit bulls were once primarily bred for fighting dogs. As a breed, they do tend to have a higher prey instinct,“ said Mariya Anton, CVACF Manager.
“However, we have many at the shelter that are the sweetest, most loving dogs. Any dog, from any breed, deserves a chance to find a permanent, caring home.”
On Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., selected pit bulls will be “pardoned for good behavior” and have all adoption fees waived. In addition, these selected dogs will have passed a formal behavior assessment. Each adopter will bring home their new “pardoned pit” with a tote full of goodies including a 5-lb bag of dog food from Hills Science, coupons, a ball and treats.
“We really hope this special event will draw attention to the misconception of this breed. We’d love to make this an annual event to show the community what loving animals they can be, “ said Anton.
The Chula Vista Animal Care Facility is located at 130 Beyer Way. The facility is open Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The facility is closed on Sundays and Mondays.