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Animal Service Center hosts "St. Pitty's Day"

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Posted at 4:05 PM, Mar 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-17 12:23:41-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center hosted a St. Pitty's Day celebration on Mar. 17. Adoption fees were waived for all pit bulls and pit bull mixes from 1:00-4:30 p.m.

There were 30 pit bulls available for adoption. Each of the dogs were already tested for heartworms, vaccinated, dewormed and micro-chipped. Most were also already spayed or neutered.

"Pit bulls are often misrepresented as being an aggressive breed, when in fact the vast majority are social with people and other pets," said Animal Service Center 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."

Their next event will be Apr. 6. They will be providing free micro-chips for cats.

The Animal Service Center is located next to Tom Brown Park at 1125 Easterwood Drive. It is operated and maintained by the City's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Affairs Department. For more information, call the Center at 850-891-2950 or visit their website at talgov.com/animals.