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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Walk your Pit Bull in Dodge City

  • Saturday, Oct. 26, is National Pit Bull Awareness Day and in light of the occasion a Pit Bull walk will be held in Dodge City. The walk will begin at 3 p.m. at Lions Park and end near Applebee's. Pit Bull owners will be able to bring their dogs and go for a walk with fellow Pit Bull enthusiasts.National Pit Bull Aware...
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  • Saturday, Oct. 26, is National Pit Bull Awareness Day and in light of the occasion a Pit Bull walk will be held in Dodge City. The walk will begin at 3 p.m. at Lions Park and end near Applebee's. Pit Bull owners will be able to bring their dogs and go for a walk with fellow Pit Bull enthusiasts. National Pit Bull Awareness Day is a day of appreciation and education geared toward changing negative stereotypes about Pit Bulls and their owners. It was established to promote positive communications and experiences in communities where dogs are present. This is the first year the Pit Bull walk is being held in Dodge City. So far 16 people have been confirmed as attending the event and more are welcome. There is no need to register for the event and Pit Bull owners can simply arrive at the walk with their dog. “I think that especially because in Dodge City we have legislation against Pit Bulls that the owners in town and surrounding communities need to come out and get our dogs out in the public so they can see that the negative image does not belong to these dogs and that they are loving family animals,” organizer Dawn Meredith said. There are certain requirements for owners bringing their dogs to the walk. City ordinance guidelines include that local dogs must be registered and insured and that dogs from outside the city limits be insured. All dogs must be on a six foot or shorter leash, muzzled and be current on vaccinations. A copy of proof of vaccinations must be brought to the event. Each dog must be given adequate space to walk and there can be no face to face interactions without first asking permission from the owner. Any animal waste must be picked up. At the conclusion of the walk educational materials regarding Pit Bulls will be distributed. Those seeking additional information on the walk or on National Pit Bull Awareness Day may contact Dawn Meredith at 620-430-4238 or by email at supermom_139@yahoo.com.
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