On Sunday, the Westcott Street Cultural Fair took place. The fair is a celebration of the diversity of the neighborhood through its arts, food and organizations.
One group represented at the fair was Cuse Pit Crew, which is a non-profit organization that works to change people’s perspective on bully dog breeds in the Syracuse Community.
“A bully breed is the animal that essentially has a bad rap for the kind of breed they are” Sara Westcott, a Cuse Pit Crew volunteer, said.
She hopes that the organization efforts will increase the number of pit bulls that are adopted, decrease euthanasia rates and reduce the number of pit bulls in animal shelters. Cuse Pit Crew runs into an issue with a lack of commitment from their volunteers.
“We have lots of volunteers, but when we post events, we don’t get a lot of people to sign up” Westcott, said.
If you would like to learn more or volunteer, you can sign up by visiting https://cusepitcrew.org.