March is time to celebrate Pit Bulls

During the month of March, the Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic will be offering discounted spays and neuters of all bully breed dogs and the Humane Society for Hamilton County will be focusing on education regarding the American Pit Bull Terrier’s history, characteristics and role in society today.

A family-friendly day of events to educate, dispel myths and celebrate the American Pit Bull Terrier is scheduled for March 30 at the Monon Community Center in Carmel. The event will begin with the annual Parade-A-Bull parade along the Monon Trail at noon.

Owners of all dog breeds are encouraged to bring their well-behaved, leashed pets out to walk in the parade. Vendors will be there from noon to 3 p.m. The low cost spay neuter clinic will be offering discounted vaccines and $20 microchipping.

The parade will be followed by a free seminar, The American Pit Bull Terrier: Fact Versus Fiction, which will be facilitated by HSHC Executive Director Rebecca Stevens and special guest Chris Hughes. While the seminar is free, space is limited, so reservations are required. To register, call Jennifer Judd at 219-3324 or email jjudd@hamiltonhumane.com.

In celebration of Pit Bull Education Month, the Humane Society’s pit bulls and pit mixes will have reduced adoption fees of just $50 during the month of March which includes their spay/neuter, microchip, first round of vaccines, a free wellness exam and 30 days of pet health insurance.

For more information about the Parade-A-Bull event, visit www.ParadeABull.com.