Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Some good news out of Los Angeles!

Villalobos Rescue Center (Agua Dulce, CA) and Los Angeles Animal Services have teamed up to create The Pit Bull Training Academy. The program is geared toward raising awareness and improving adoptions for pit bull type dogs which make up 40% of shelter impounds in Los Angeles City shelters.

The old South Los Angeles Annex Shelter location will only house pit bulls, freeing up kennel space at the new facility for other, non-pit bull impounds. The pit bulls may receive training and rehabilition. Just as the dogs are maligned for their look or breed, so, too, are their handlers which are State of California Department of Corrections parolees. Handlers learn general dog care and training skills.

The Pit Bull Training Academy will have a Grand Opening event on August 4, 2007 from 10AM-5PM at the South Los Angeles Annex Shelter located at 3320 W. 36th St, Los Angeles, CA. For additional information and to RSVP, call 661-268-0555 or email Training@vrcpitbull.com

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