Sierra Vista shelter showcases 'bully' breeds, offers discounted adoptions

Sierra Vista shelter showcases 'bully' breeds, offers discounted adoptions

SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - To help celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and Pit Bull Awareness Day, the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center in Sierra Vista is offering adoption discounts.

According to a recent release, on Oct. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. there will be several animals available at discounted prices.

"Bully breeds like pit bulls, mastiffs, and bulldogs have gotten a bad reputation for being aggressive but we hope to change this perception," said Arleen Garcia, supervisor at the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center, in a recent release. "When properly trained, cared for, and loved, these dogs make a wonderful addition to a family, just like any other breed."

On the day of the event, bully breeds will be available for an adoption fee of just $25, down from the regular dog adoption fee of $75. From now until the end of the month, bully breeds can be adopted for $50, while cats can be adopted for $25, instead of the regular $50 fee. The adoption fees include sterilization, a micro chip, pet licenses, all needed vaccinations, and a full vet exam.

In addition to an informative walk around the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center, participants can get tips on dog training from Sit Means Sit Dog Training and receive some pet grooming education from UltiMUTT Style Mobile Dog Grooming Services. Donation boxes will be set up during the event and people can drop off needed supplies like pet food, toys, bedding, laundry detergent, and kitty litter.

The event was the idea of Jennifer Westbrook, a junior at Buena High School. Jennifer began an informal nonprofit called Fulfill a Sheltered Wish, as a seventh grader, she hopes to one day form a formal nonprofit organization.

For more information, contact the Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center at (520) 458-4151.

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