Saturday, October 22, 2011

National Pit Bull Awareness Day

Hello Everybody!
(long post, get comfy)

I am not a pit bull
I am a boxer , a bully breed
but I have many furiends who are all or part pit bull
 Today is a special day fur all of dem because it is:

Here is some information from da website 

The National Pit Bull Awareness campaign is a nationwide effort to bring positive awareness and attention to the American Pit Bull Terrier and their responsible owners. 

To anyone who shares their life with a "pit bull," the need for a national day of awareness for these misunderstood dogs is clear.  Constant negative media attention and sensationalized hype that surrounds pit bulls has the breed in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.  The media and public have stereotyped and judged an entire group of dogs, as well as their owners, based on the actions of a few.  
National Pit Bull Awareness Day was established as a day to educate and foster positive communications and experiences in the communities in which we and our dogs live.  It is a day to focus on these incredible dogs and their devoted, responsible owners.  A day to change perceptions and stereotypes.
After four years, National Pit Bull Awareness Day is stronger than ever because of devoted pit bull advocates across the country!
History of National Pit Bull Awareness Day
In 2007, Bless the Bullys introduced the idea of a national "pit bull awareness day," and it took off like wildfire.  Devoted pit bull advocates jumped on the opportunity to participate in the first of its kind nationwide initiative to bring about positive pit bull media attention together on one day.
The Importance of National Pit Bull Awareness Day
As breed advocates, we have an obligation to show the public what the media will not -- the truth.  As responsible pit bull owners, we can no longer be willing to be judged, discriminated against, and criminalized by the image set by the visible minority of irresponsible, negligent, and careless owners.  The media berates our dogs daily.  Legislators have labeled pit bull owners as the "criminal element" who only own pit bulls to enhance their macho image.  The time has come to set the record straight, and the National Pit Bull Awareness Day campaign is just the place to start. 

In order to change the negative stereotypes that surround the American Pit Bull Terrier, we must take the initiative to educate people in our communities on the real pit bull.  The search and rescue pit bull...the therapy dog pit bull...the K9 police pit bull...and, of course, the family companion pit bull.  Its an opportunity to open dialogue and to show people first hand that there is no such thing as a "dangerous breed" of dog but, rather, that problem dogs are the result of problem dog owners.      
In addition, participating in National Pit Bull Awareness Day gives you the opportunity to network with other responsible dog owners in your community. You can discuss issues of importance where you live, and work together to make changes to create a better environment for citizens and animals living there.
Carrying on the Tradition
From its inception in 2007, National Pit Bull Awareness Day has been a huge success because of YOU!   
For the last four years, on one very special day, events were held all across the country to celebrate an American icon -- the American Pit Bull Terrier.  For three years running, positive pit bull news dominated the headlines as bully breed advocates joined together to change the public's perception of these very misrepresented and misunderstood dogs.  
WE made a difference, and we can do it again!  
Pit Bull Awareness Day 2011
Bless the Bullys is happy to announce that October 22, 2011 has been designated as this year's National Pit Bull Awareness Day!

We invite all pit bull owners, advocates and fanciers to join together in this great cause in an effort to raise awareness to the plight of the All-American pit bull terrier AND to make a united stand against breed specific legislation.  You can create an event all your own, a rally, a vigil, an educational workshop, small or large -- the choice is up to you.  The most important thing is that you participate.  Working together, we can bring about change for our beloved bullys.
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 22, 2011.  
Please join us!

Dere is probably something going on in your area today dat helps to promote Pit Bull Awareness.  
Click here to see a list of some of dem.

My local Humane Society is havin' a 

 It is said, that with education comes knowledge and with knowledge comes a better understanding. Anyone gaining these attributes would also gain a deeper appreciation for the breed
Educating the public will help stop the damaging myths about Pit Bulls that EVERYONE has heard in one form or another. Educating the public with honest, straight forward information will encourage responsible ownership practices.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae


  1. Great post, Maggie Mae. Our friend Gwen Stefani's Mum has to tell people she's an English Terrier because when people hear Bull Terrier, they back away.....

    Gwen's the friendliest dog you'd ever want to meet.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  2. Maggie Mae - What an educationl post . Might I just say that you are looking particularly informative this morning .

  3. Hi Maggie Mae, we don't know too much about pit bulls. Only a little we hear on the news. I don't think we have many of this breed in Oz but I could be wrong. They look like beautiful dogs to us and we realise that it is all in the upbringing and socialising for any dog, no matter what breed they are.

    Thanks for the info. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  4. I bet our local doggie store will be all over it. I am going to check that out right now. Thanks for the PSA.


  5. Very nice post to bring positive awareness to the pit bulls.

    Have a great day.

    pawhugs, Max

  6. Awesome post, Maggie Mae. We have been able to learn a lot about pitbulls through all the different blogs we read, and it's all good. It isn't about what breed you are, but how you are raised, and cared for, and loved.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  7. Happy Pit Bull Awareness Day!!!

    Stop on by for a visit

  8. My neighbor has a pittie. I wonder if he's out celebrating with her. She's just the sweetest thing and he takes her everywhere.

    Thanks for posting about this.

    I should check to see if there's a national Chihuahua Day!

  9. We didn't know it was PBA day until today. Thanks for letting us know :)

  10. Maggie Mae you are a beautiful Bully Breed in our opinion...what a sweet and kind post.
    Hugs to all puppies of all breeds everywhere.

  11. Great post! There are NO BAD DOGS....Only the BAD HUMANS who train them.

  12. I totally agree -- No bad dogs!

    Happy weekend woofs & hugs! <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  13. Dang.
    I cant believe we missed Pit bull awareness day =(

    But one thing did happen today that sorta kinda goes with pit bull awareness....Ever since we moved into our new little trailer park everyone has been scared of Brutus. They would see him and turn around. But since there was a little event going on today I thought that it would be the perfect chance to take Brutus out to meet people. Everyone loved him and after petting him they asked me what kinda dog he was. After I said part pit bull they were left in shock. But I don't see what they are so shocked about. People really shouldn't lable the breed. But now everyone is no longer scared of the Brutus Man. Like I told them...He's all bark,and No bite!!!! haha

    I guess we did sorta kinda celebrate pit bull awareness day in our own way =)

  14. Did you know a child is 800 times more likely to be killed by their mother or father than the family pitbull.

    No breed banning!

    woof - Tucker