Tallahassee ASC offering free pit bull adoptions for St. Patrick's Day

Posted at 1:09 PM, Mar 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-14 09:12:29-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center (ASC) is hosting a St. Pitty’s Day celebration by waiving adoption fees on all pit bulls and pit bull mixes. The free adoption event will be on Sunday, March 17 -- Saint Patrick's Day -- from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

“Pit bulls are often misrepresented as being an aggressive breed, when in fact the vast majority are social with people and other pets,” said ASC Director Erika Leckington. “Pit bulls are extremely loyal, affectionate and intelligent. They are easy to house train and respond very well to obedience training. They have an incredible smile and several are awaiting a life-saving opportunity just to show you how thankful they are!”

The ASC has 30 pitbulls available for adoption. Each dog is tested for heartworm, vaccinated, dewormed, micro-chipped and most are already spayed or neutered. Those animals not yet altered require a $50 deposit which is refundable with proof of surgery. Each dog comes with a collar and ID tag so remember to bring a leash if you are looking to take one home.

The Animal Service Center, located adjacent to Tom Brown Park at 1125 Easterwood Drive, is operated and maintained by the City’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department. More information is available by calling the Center at 850-891-2950.

For more information on the ASC and to view animals that are currently available for adoption, please visit You can also keep up-to-date by liking the Animal Service Center on Facebook.