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TUCSON (Tucson News Now) - Local pit bull owners are coming together to celebrate National Pit Bull Awareness Day on Saturday, October 19th.

Pit n' Proud, Adopt-a-Bull andRiver Fire Films have teamed up for the third-annual "Pitbullooza," a festival highlighting responsible dog ownership.  It takes places at The Loft Cinemafrom noon – 5pm, culminating inthe screening of the documentary, "Guilty ‘til Proven Innocent" at 5pm.

National Pit Bill Awareness Daywas established in 2007 as a way to dispel what pit bull owners call myths and unfair assumptions about their breed.  The focus of the event is to provide educationto the general public about safe and responsible dog ownership for all doglovers, as well as a day of fun and entertainment for the pit bull community in and around Tucson.

There will be many differentbooths to browse, including pet related merchandise, information on caninebehavioral, nutritional and veterinary care, therapy dogs from the VIP programof the Southern Arizona Humane Society, members of the Southern Arizona AnimalCruelty Task Force, many other animal advocacy organizations, and a few rescueswith some nice dogs looking for their forever homes. We will also have fun forkids in our "Kidz Korner," which will feature face painting, educationalcoloring activities, dog bite prevention information, and story time with adog.

The festival will culminate in thescreening of "Guilty ‘til Proven Innocent" - a documentary that asks the question, "Dowe have a dangerous dog breed problem, or dangerous laws targeting dogs?"

Admission to the festival is free; tickets to the film cost $10.

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