County Hosting 'Neighborhood Pit Bull Day' for Pets, Owners

The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23.

From Hillsborough County officials:

Hillsborough County Animal Services is stepping up to meet the challenge of finding large dogs and mixed breeds their forever homes.

On Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Hillsborough County Animal Services, along with Best Friends Animal Society and the Hillsborough Animal Health Foundation present Neighborhood Pit Bull Day: a party for pit bull terrier type dogs (pits and pit mixes) and their people.

Neighborhood Pit Bull Day will take place at the Town 'N Country Recreation Center, 6039 Hanley Road in Tampa, next to Webb Middle School. Admission and parking are free.

Neighborhood Pit Bull Day is a family-friendly event featuring concessions, dog contests, a DJ, and a children's area. The aim is to help keep the most at-risk dogs in loving homes through education and responsible ownership. And 500 lucky dog owners in Hillsborough County can get free rabies vaccinations, micro-chips and new collars with County pet registration tags.

Note: Services at Neighborhood Pit Bull Day are available on a first-come, first-served basis to residents of Hillsborough County. Please bring dogs on leashes (muzzle if necessary). No cats, please.  

For more information, call Hillsborough County Animal Services at 813-744-5660 or log on to www.HillsboroughCounty.org/AnimalServices.



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