Humane Society’s Parade-A-Bull hopes to educate about ‘bully breeds’
The Humane Society for Hamilton County is helping to educate Hamilton County residents about pit bulls by focusing on pit bull history, characteristics and their role in society.
“Pit bulls and bully breed-type dogs represent the largest portion of dogs entering, and dying, in U.S. shelters,” said executive director Rebecca Stevens.
Stevens believes the breed is misunderstood. She hopes the event leads to more help for all dogs, “It isn’t just pit bulls. It’s all bully-breed dogs. But, it’s also open to any breed. This is just about supporting that particular breed and supporting the shelter.”
HSHC held a family-friendly day of events in Carmel to educate, quash myths and celebrate anything and everything pit bull. The day began with a parade along the Monon Trail led by Nico, the Grand Marshal. Nico was rescued after being forced into a dog fighting and left to die.
The parade was followed by a seminar about pit bull facts versus pit bull fiction.