"Undesirable" animals adopted during event on Bardstown Road

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Posted on November 6, 2011 at 10:44 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 6 at 10:44 PM

(WHAS11) - Louisville animal advocates are attempting to fight the stereotypes that pit bulls are undesirable pets and letting people know that the color of an animal's fur should not be a reason to keep it from a loving home.

Members of Louisville Metro Animal Services, Slugger City Bully Buddies and Saving Sunny were on Bardstown Road on Sunday trying to educate people about animals that might be seen as undesirable to adopt. Many animals are left at the shelter because of their age, color or breed. Members of Metro Animal Services even chained themselves to a pole to show that every animal deserves a second chance.

"There're animals in Louisville and throughout the country that live their lives every day on the end of a chain and we want to symbolize this as the fact that it's not fair to them," says Justin Scally, the director of Louisville Metro Animal Services.

Anyone who adopted a pet during the event only had to pay $9 for their adoption fee. They also had the option for half-price behavioral training sessions.

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