BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Bama Bully Rescue and Dog Days teamed up for the Puppaween Carnival as part of Pitbull Awareness Day.
The idea is to draw attention and understanding to the pit bull breed. The carnival allowed dogs, kids, and adults to gather for fun activities.
They had everything from a moonwalk and a bean bag toss to bobbing for dog toys.
"In our shelters around here it's about 60 percent pit bulls or bully breeds. They're the most commonly abused animal," organizer Melanie Hicks said. "Through breeding they have more of a propensity. From dog reactivity to dog aggression and that's with any dog. It's not a black and white issue."
Bama Bully Rescue is a volunteer organization that works with shelters and the public to find homes for pit bulls and bully breeds that have been abandoned, abused or neglected.