Most of what SoCal Pitbull TEAM does revolves around advocacy and education. They want to inject some truth into the public perception of pit bull type dogs to increase adoptions by everyday people and families. They work to end Breed Discriminatory (Specific) Legislation and dog fighting. Recently, they put together a thirty-minute documentary for decision makers in Southern California communities, as part of an educational outreach program to change policies at the local and corporate level:
Within the last few months, SoCal Pitbull TEAM has become involved directly with efforts to inject some much needed funds and hands-on assistance to one of the most underfunded, overcrowded shelters they have yet to come across in Southern California. They have launched a fundraising campaign to repair and replace flooring, as well as install new kennels at the El Centro Shelter, part of the Humane Society of Imperial County (just outside of San Diego, close to the Mexican border). They are almost ¼ of the way to our goal of raising $8500, and they are about to launch a donation matching push to meet their goal.
SoCal Pitbull TEAM will be participating in Pit Bull awareness events over the next two months, and would love to see you there!
October 22nd: National Pit Bull Awareness Day Pack Walk & Celebration
November 5th: Stand Up For Pits in Hollywood
If you can not make the events and would like to get involved with SoCal Pitbull TEAM, go to www.socalpitbull.org and click their “Contact Us” tab! You can also purchase from their online shop, where proceeds from your purchase benefit Bully breed dogs in need!