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October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month

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(KTVI)- October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month. The Humane Society of Missouri is dedicated to changing perceptions and stereotypes of pit bulls and educating responsible owners.

The Humane Society of Missouri is having a $50 pit bull adoption special. All pets are spayed or neutered, microchipped and current on vaccinations.

In 2009, the Humane Society of Missouri participated in a raid rescuing more than 500 pit bulls from a dog fighting ring spanning eight states. They were successful in rehabilitating and placing many of those dogs with rescue groups and new forever homes.