Port Jefferson shelter raises money to save pit bulls

March 28, 2014 by  

Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption Center, Inc., located in Port Jefferson Station, has raised $1,700 to help its pit bulls.

The shelter used the event, which is the fourth occasion of this fundraiser, to raise both money and awareness of the characteristics of the many pit bulls housed at the shelter. The event is called the ‘St. Pitty’s Day’ Party and organizers encourage people to come and meet the dogs in the hope that some will be adopted.

Dori Scofield, who is the founder and president of the rescue and adoption center, noted the shelter has a lot of pit bulls that need forever homes. The party gives people a chance to meet them, and dispel some of the mythology surrounding this breed.

Scofield says the dogs at Save-A-Pet are lovable and ready to be adopted, and the ‘St. Pitty’s Day’ celebration gives people a chance to interact with the dogs of this breed, which she characterizes as “woefully misunderstood”. Other dogs were available for adoption as well, and six dogs were adopted at the event, including three pit bulls.

Save-A-Pet could use this event as a springboard for the next, and work with brochure printers to devise a mailer that discusses the true nature of pit bulls, and reminds people to mark their calendars for next year’s celebration.