This will not be an ordinary walk in the park.

 This will not be an ordinary walk in the park.

A “Luv 4 Bully’s Freedom Walk” is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Sunday, May 27, starting in Dansville’s Babcock Park. Participants who are walking their “bully breed” dog are invited to come early to register. All dogs that are pre-registered will receive a doggie gift. The event is free.

Organizers have plenty of fun planned. There will be a Hawaiian gift basket raffle, a raffle for a tattoo gift certificate, a doggy gift basket, free oil change, and several other raffles. T-shirts priced at $15 will be also be available. All dogs must be licensed, on a leash and non-aggressive. Owners are asked to clean up after their dogs. The walk will start and end at Babcock Park so participants are encouraged to park there.

“Our goal is to prove to people that (pit bulls) are not those big mean dogs that everyone makes them out to be,” organizer Tosha Norton said in email message. “We believe in the saying ‘Judge the deed and not the breed.’ A lot of people won’t rent to people who own pit bulls because they say they are high risk , which is not true. Over 1,000 pit bulls were put down last year alone in Monroe County.”

With Luv 4 Bully’s, Norton said she and her husband, James, provide the only second chance, safe-haven for pit bulls in Livingston County. They can be reached 585-519-3185. Individuals are also encouraged to visit the Luv 4 Bully’s website at http://luv4bullysrescue.weebly.com