Pit Sisters Rescue Named JAX’s Boldest Nonprofit

Pit Sisters Rescue, a Northeast Florida organization dedicated to bully breeds, has been named JAX's Boldest Nonprofit.
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April 28, 2012 - PRLog -- Jacksonville, FL – Pit Sisters Rescue has won the nonprofit category in the JAX Boldest contest. The competition, hosted by JAXUSA Partnership, a division of the JAX Chamber, invited members of the public to nominate and vote for Northeast Florida’s most innovative nonprofits, projects, and companies. More than 150 entries were submitted.

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown recognized the top three entries for each category at the Innovate Northeast Florida launch at the Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens:

• Nonprofit: Pit Sisters Rescue, Rethreaded, Wounded Warrior Project
• Project: Jacksonville SuperFest, Adventure Landing’s WinterFEST 2011, Jax Kids Book Club
• Company: Law Offices of John Phillips, BookItOut.com, GuideWell Health and Wellness Company

Pit Sisters Jen Watson and Sybil Turner accepted the award with Anilina, one of the “Putnam 7”. The “Putnam 7” are seven pit bull types who were the first to be released from Putnam County Animal Control since 2001. Pit Sisters worked with the Sheriff’s Office, which runs the county shelter, to end an eleven-year-old policy of euthanizing pit bulls rather than putting them up for adoption. Pit Sisters has saved more than 60 pit bulls in less than six months, including Rilind, Cesar Millan’s “Pit Bull of the Year”. The rescue has also brought Beyond The Myth, a film about breed discrimination, and “Pit Bull Blues” singer John Shipe to Northeast Florida as part of its education efforts.

“Pit bull dogs have a very bad reputation,” Watson said. “We are very happy to win the award because it spreads more awareness.”

For more information, visit www.pitsisters.org or contact Jen Watson at (904) 251-5950 or jen@pitsisters.org.

About Pit Sisters
Founded in October 2011, Pit Sisters is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bully breeds. Pit Sisters’ mission is to provide voices, homes and love to those who cannot speak, and to remove pit bull stereotypes. For more information, visit www.pitsisters.org.

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