ISSAQUAH, Wash. -- A Pacific Northwest pit bull rescue group will host "Pit Bulls on Parade" this Saturday in Issaquah, reports the Issaquah Press.
BullsEye Dog Rescue says the parade will feature adoptable pit bulls throughout the region. It will also raise money for pit bull rescue and promotion of responsible ownership of pit bull-type dogs.
"Unfortunately, many people only see or read about pit bulls in the context of negative news," said Lorrie Kalmbach Ehlers, president and co-founder of BullsEye Dog Rescue. "We feel that it’s important to show our community that this is not representative of the breed as a whole, and that most Puget Sound pit bulls are living happily as cherished family members, therapy and working dogs."
The parade will also feature various demonstrations and exercises for dogs. Members of the public and their dogs are invited to participate in the activities.
The event is scheduled 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Riverdog Canine Coaching and is free to the public.
(Via The Issaquah Press)