NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) Animal Care & Control of NYC is trying to change the image of the pit bull, and they’re inviting New Yorkers to a ‘Pit Bowl’ bowling party to learn more.
It takes place at Lucky Strike Lanes on West 42nd street on Tuesday, August 5th from 7-10 p.m. and is designed to support AC&C’s efforts to find loving homes for pit bulls and pit mixes.
(Dog featured above is Herra, available at Manhattan AC&C shelter at 326 E. 110th Street.)
“They’re big and they look very strong, but they are so sweet, and many are docile and make great family pets”, AC&C Executive Director Risa Weinstock told 1010 WINS. “We want to get New Yorkers comfortable with the fact that there’s no one type of pit bull. That’s just a name. It’s not a breed, and there are many different shapes and sizes and they are terrific, terrific companion animals.”
AC&C takes in approximately 30,000 animals each year, including thousands of pit bulls and pit mixes. Proceeds from Pit Bowl go to AC&C’s Animal Care Fund, supporting the direct care of lost, mistreated, or neglected animals.
Tickets for bowlers are sold out, but you can still purchase a ticket to cheer on the bowling teams, and enjoy lite appetizers, raffle prizes, music, pool and ping-pong in the Luxe Lounge. Drinks are cash bar only. AC&C will have adoptable pit bulls on hand with professional photographer Jamie McCarthy there to snap your photo with one of the four-legged guests of honor.
Get tickets at http://www.nycacc.org.