The annual “Bully BOO! Walk,” which tries to break the stigma surrounding pit bulls and other bully-breed dogs and promote responsible pet ownership, is Oct. 22 at Woodward Park.
The event is held by Fresno Bully Rescue, a nonprofit, no-kill animal rescue group that looks to find homes for bully breeds.
It is the largest rescue in California that works on behalf of pit bulls, who have gained a reputation – unfairly, says the group and responsible owners of the breed – as naturally vicious. The organization, at one point, received 400 to 500 calls a week from people wanting to relinquish their pets.
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The annual walk includes a 2-mile trek around the park.
All breeds of dogs are welcomed.
Owners are encouraged to dress up their pets in costume and take them “trick-or-treating” at vendor booths.
There will be a costume contest with celebrity guest judges.
Tickets are $15 per person, which includes an event T-shirt and raffle entry.
Park admission is an additional $5 per vehicle.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m.
For more information, visit: www.fresnobullyrescue.org/bullyboowalk
Bully BOO! Walk
ADVOCATING FOR BULLY BREED DOGS
- Vitals: Oct. 22 at Woodward Park
- Starting time: Registration at 8 a.m., with the walk starting at 9 a.m.
- Tickets: $15 per person
- Park admission: $5 per vehicle (event registration does not include entry into the park)