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Islip Town animal shelter to cover pit bull adoption fees for National Pit Bull Awareness Day

The Town of Islip Animal Shelter is pictured

The Town of Islip Animal Shelter is pictured Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 in Bay Shore. Photo Credit: Barry Sloan

There's no bull about it -- the Islip Town animal shelter will offer free adoptions of pit bulls on Saturday.

In honor of National Pit Bull Awareness Day, the shelter's nonprofit volunteer group Live.Love.Bark will pay adoption fees for any of the 60 pit bulls or pit bull mix dogs for approved applicants who submit applications Saturday.

The shelter's standard application process still applies, including vet references and home checks.

Applicants who are renters must submit a notarized letter from landlords explicitly stating the applicant is allowed to care for a pit bull or pit bull mix without any weight restrictions.

"Unfortunately, so many of our adoptable Pit Bulls are overlooked due to their breed. We hope this promotion helps to encourage adopters to look beyond the breed and simply adopt a dog that best fits their family's needs," Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter said in a release.

To see photos of some of the dogs at the shelter, visit The dogs can be visited in person Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the shelter, 210 S. Denver Ave. in Bay Shore.

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