SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Pit bulls were celebrated in Springfield on Saturday as a misunderstood breed that doesn't deserve its undesirable image.
It was Pit Bull Appreciation Day at Dakin Humane Society in Springfield. Pitbull owners brought their animals to Dakin in hopes of dispelling popular negative beliefs. One pit bull owner was clearly emotional as he spoke about the way these dogs are generally regarded.
“The misinformation out there, it's just really, it is personal. It's scary, sometimes what people do think of pit bulls. As you can see we have two pit bulls here, we had our son earlier, who loves pit bulls,” said Paul.
A spokesman for Dakin described pit bulls as loyal, intelligent, loving dogs that bear the burden of bad publicity.