Saturday, October 22, 2011

National Pit Bull Awareness Day 2011

Happy Saturday everyone!  Today is a great day for animal rescue, it's National Pit Bull Awareness Day!

Today animal rescue organizations across the country are working together to raise awareness about the struggles and discrimination pit bull terriers face every day and unite against breed specific legislation.  For more information please visit Bless The Bullys website about the campaign. 

Pit Bulls are one of the most loyal and loving dog breeds, but also the most misunderstood; often associated with fighting and violence, an image the media tends to support.  Here at HSEC we'd love to show you just how wonderful pitbulls really are.  We currently have 5 pit bull terriers under our care and we'd love to see them get some special recognition today!  Below is more specific information about each of our pit bulls so if you have time please stop by the facility any time today between 1-5pm to give them some treats, a nice long walk, or a forever home!

This sweet mama has been through a lot.  She came to HSEC early in the summer of 2011 with a litter of three pups who have since been adopted.  She is one of the absolute sweetest dogs in the world and as you can see from her picture she always has a smile on her face and a wag in her tail!  Blossom came to us severly underweight, covered in scratches, and with multiple skin conditions.  With some love from the HSEC staff and proper vet care Blossom has bounced back and is ready for her forever home  Blossom is definitely a lover, not a fighter!  She is at the HSEC facility today so come check her out!

Ginny is a gorgeous brindle pit bull who loves attention!  She left for a temporary foster home this week to get some extra love but she is still very much available for adoption!  Ginny loves to go on long runs and she is also housebroken!  Ginny does not get along well with other dogs or cats so we want her to be in a one-pet household.  This sweet girl has been waiting a long time to find her forever home and we hope that happens soon :-) ***UPDATE*** Ginny has been adopted!

Hadley is the newest bully to join the HSEC pack and unfortunately she is not available for adoption just yet as we finish caring for all of her medical needs.  Keep this image in your head though 'cause she's quite a looker!  We will keep you posted when Hadley is ready for some love in a new forever home!

Porkchop is currently the only male pit bull at HSEC.  He is still a young dog full of puppy energy who greets everyone with a smile!  His unique hazel eyes make him even more endearing and we hope you'll come out to take a look at him soon!  Porkchop has a classic bully build and when he's full grown is going to be so handsome!
***UPDATE*** Porkchop has been adopted!!

We've saved the best for last!!!  Wiggles is one of the friendliest dogs on the planet, we guarantee it!  She was rescued this past summer from an animal hording case, but you'd never know it!  She is a smaller pit bull but she makes up for it with her amazing jumping skills.  Wiggles LOVES to go on walks and when she's done she always has energy left over for lots of hugs and kisses!  Wiggles only struggle is that she loves too much, she has separation anxiety when her volunteer and staff friends leave for the night so we hope she'll find a special home with a big family who has lots of time to spend with her!

We prefer to adopt bully breeds to owners with successful previous bully experience. The adoption process for bully breeds involves a home check, vet check and possible reference check. There are no same day adopted for bully breeds. We want to ensure that all our pit bulls find the right homes and the right families. Come meet them today!

All dogs at the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines, dewormed, and on heartworm and flea prevention. All dogs 6 months or older are tested for heartworms. Adoptions come with a small bag of Hill's Science Diet food and a free one month trial of pet health insurance. Call or stop by for more information!


  1. If you live outside of Greenville NC be sure to check online and on Facebook for info on Pit Bulls from other rescues. Many of them have events going on this weekend to promote the adoption and foster care of the many pit bulls in need all across the country :-)

  2. Great article! The so-called Bully Breeds make wonderful, loving, and SAFE pets if they are in the right home. So much misinformation about these guys.