Huntsville Animal Services pushes pit bull adoptions with 'Pitty Pool Party'

Published: Sep. 9, 2014 at 8:21 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 7, 2014 at 8:21 PM CDT
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Pit bull adopted at Huntsville Animal Services (Source: WAFF)
Pit bull adopted at Huntsville Animal Services (Source: WAFF)

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - There is a big push underway to adopt out pit bull dogs in Huntsville.

Hours into hosting their first ever Pitty Pool Party, Huntsville Animal Services has adopted out more than one third of its pit bulls.

Animal Services called the event one of their most successful adoption events in recent history.

The pit bull breed is synonymous with dog fighting and danger, and Huntsville Animal Services said because of that, they have a lot of people who refuse to take the dogs home.

For the first time ever, they're offering an adult pit bull, for $5.

It sounds like an act of desperation, but they're seeing results.

Animal Services said people have come in all day looking to bring home a new pit bull. They said all of the dogs are pre-screened and if there's any aggressive tendencies, the dogs are not available for adoption.

One of the new pit bull owners said she has zero concern about bringing home her new pet.

"She's just as sweet as she can be," said Sharon Saunders. "I think it's how people raise them and how they're raised. I don't think it's a bad breed at all."

The adoption push runs through Saturday. All of the adoptive pit bulls are full of energy and like any power breed, need a lot of attention.

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