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Film ‘Guilty ’til Proven Innocent’ kicks off pit bull awareness events in Boise

The Idaho Humane Society has organized a series of events this week timed with National Pit Bull Awareness Day on Saturday.

The film “Guilty ‘Til Proven Innocent” will be screened Thursday at the Country Club Reel Theatre at 4550 Overland Road in Boise. An anonymous donor covered the rental of the theater; the $10 ticket charge for the film is a fundraiser for the shelter’s low-cost spay and neuter clinic.

Will-call tickets available at 6 p.m., and the film begins at 7 p.m. Here’s a trailer for the film. Read the latest on breed-specific legislation in the United States.

Pit bulls will be celebrated with a full day of events Saturday at the shelter, 4775 W. Dorman St.

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Here’s the schedule of events:

Parade 12:30 – 1 p.m.: Available IHS pit bulls, other shelter dogs, and breed ambassadors attend the event in costume.

Photo Booth 1 – 5 p.m.: Sponsor a pit bull – have your photo taken with an available IHS pit bull and your donation will go towards their adoption fee. Adopt an IHS pit bull and receive a free photo.

Kissing Booth 1 - 5 p.m.: Meet three different rescue pit bulls at a kissing booth.

Carnival Activities 1 – 5 p.m.:  Face painting, paw print station, ring toss, and more.

Training Booth 1 – 5 p.m.:  Find information about the IHS training program, “It’s a Dog’s Life” as well as other local trainers.

Information Booth 1 – 5 p.m.:  Information about BSL, myths, history, as well as a “find the pit bull” poster.

Dunk Tank 1 – 5 p.m.:  Here’s your chance to dunk Michael Vick. $1 per throw. (Outdoor booths located near the front entrance)

Raffle – All Day:  Raffle for a chance to win prizes both you and your pet will enjoy.

Slide Show – All Day:  Screens in our lobby.  Slide show of available pit bulls (at the shelter and in foster), as well as IHS alumni that are now in their forever homes.

At 4 p.m. Presentation in the education room about the pit bulls that were rescued from Oneida County.

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