'Pitty in the Park' event raises awareness for bully breeds

'Pitty in the Park' event raises awareness for bully breeds

'Pitty in the Park' event raises awareness for bully breeds

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 30, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 30 at 10:26 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Louisville's Central Park went to the dogs Saturday as part of a local movement to create fairness and equality for all breeds.

The “Pitty in the Park” event was put on by Saving Sunny, an organization dedicated to raise awareness about so-called bully breeds like pit bull terriers, bulldogs, Rottweiler’s and Doberman pincers. Bully breeds often get a bad rap and are perceived to be aggressive, but that's exactly the stigma that saving sunny is working against.

“So we're here today to just really get the word out about how wonderful this breed is. They’re no different than any other dog and they deserve wonderful homes just like every other dog,” Kelsey Westbrook with the Saving Sunny organization said.

Saturday’s event wasn't just about pit bills and Rottweiler’s, there were numerous dog breeds represented.

The local organization "Helping Get Animals Adopted" was also on hand to talk to prospective pet owners about giving dogs a good home.

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