Bowling Party Aims To Debunk Myths And Encourage Adoption of Pit Bull Type Dogs

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)  Animal Care Centers of New York City is back with another “Pit Bowl”, on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, from 7-10 p.m.

Tokyo the Pit Bull getting ready for Pit Bowl III (Photo Credit: Animal Care Centers of NYC)

Tokyo the Pit Bull getting ready for Pit Bowl III (Photo Credit: Animal Care Centers of NYC/Tony Cano)

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This fundraising event is a bowling party at Lucky Strike Lanes in Manhattan aimed at debunking the myths, and encouraging the adoption of dogs at the city’s animal shelters, that fall under the pit bull classificiation of breed mixes.  Funds raised will support the animals in ACC’s care.

“When people say pit bull, everyone conjures up some kind of image, and most of the time it’s not a good image, and that’s so false”, ACC Executive Director Risa Weinstock told 1010 WINS. “There are plenty of other dogs that have all kinds of temperaments and personalities and ‘pit bull’ is just a generic description of a kind of dog.  It’s not a breed.” Weinstock is encouraging people to come out and see for themselves that these dogs make great family pets.

Watch video from Pit Bowl II in “All For Animals”, with 1010 WINS Anchor Susan Richard:

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Pit Bowl III will feature bowling, food, music, raffle prizes, pool, Ping-Pong and mingling with ‘pit bull ambassadors’ both inside the party and outside, in the ACC mobile adoption unit.

Tickets can be purchased online at Individual bowling tickets are $40. Non-bowling “cheerleader” tickets are also available for $35.

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