March to support Pit Bulls in TucsonPosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Pit Bull Terriers have earned a bad reputation in Tucson after attacking several people.
Monday, proud pit bull owners came out to Reid Park to march in support of what many told us is actually a very "family friendly dog."
"If you really look at the statistics, the bite statistics in relation to the population of these dogs in our community there's not a pit bull problem," said Pit n' Proud Founder Rachel Molyneus. "The problem is the perception these dogs have."
"I think you've just got to be aware of what you have at the end of your leash," said Pit Bull owner Connie Tuengel. "They're a good dog and if they're raised right, their no different than any other dog."
Around 100 people and almost as many dogs marched to show support for the maligned breed.