St. Pitt’s Day held to promote pit bull adoption


The Butte Humane Society has been helping animals since 1911. Photo credit: Roberto Fonseca

The Butte Humane Society gave people the opportunity to adopt dogs at Chico Mall from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. on March 12.

The Butte Humane Society is one the oldest non-profit agencies in Butte County. They have been working since 1911 to bring humanitarian care to dogs, cats and other animals.

On March 12 they held St. Pitt’s day, where people could adopt pit bulls for $17, along with other breeds. Nine dogs were up for adoption.

Those who wish to adopt must sign contracts that show that they are in a good family surrounding and that they are responsible for all the shots that the dogs must receive. Dogs must also be neutered and spayed.

“Younger dogs are more expensive than older dogs, but we don’t like to put a price on our animals,” said Jane Knowlton, a representative of the Butte Humane Society.

The organization will be hosting its next adoption event next weekend at the Soroptimist Home and Garden Show, where four dogs will be available for adoption.

Roberto Fonseca can be reached at [email protected] or @Rjfonseca13 on Twitter.