Asheville Humane Society’s Project Pit Bull Campaign Begins with Community Forum on June 19
Asheville Humane Society kicks off its Project Pit Bull Awareness and Action Campaign on June 19 at 6:30 p.m. with a community forum. Deirdre Franklin, founder of Pinups for Pitbulls, owner of Darlings Asheville and author of Little Darling’s Pinups for Pitbulls will lead the discussion, “What is BSL and Can It Keep Us Safe?” The forum is the first of the campaign’s free services for pit bull owners, community resources, and other events.
Tracy Elliott, Asheville Humane Society’s new executive director explained the importance of the campaign. “It is our hope that in creating a conversation with citizens of all ages including homeowners, tenants, landlords, neighbors, pit bull enthusiasts and even the pit bull wary, we can grow a compassionate, conscientious community that promotes responsible pet ownership and no longer discriminates against breeds. We want Asheville to remain a dog-friendly city and evolve into a no-kill community. Yet in order to accomplish this, its citizens need not only resources for proper training and care, but also places to live and happily coexist within the community with their beloved pets.”
In addition to invited government officials, landlords and insurance companies, the public is encouraged to attend. Complimentary pizza will be served. In addition, beer will be donated by Asheville Brewing Company. Recent celebrity, Roscoe the pit bull puppy will make an appearance. Beemer, from BMW of Asheville, will also be a featured guest. After the forum, Deirdre Franklin will hold a book signing. Members of the community wishing to attend should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Who: Asheville Humane Society and Deirdre Franklin of Pinups for Pitbulls
What: Project Pit Bull Awareness and Action Campaign Kickoff Forum
When: Friday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Where:Asheville Humane Society, 14 Forever Friend Lane
Why: To remain a dog-friendly city and evolve into a no-kill community