There are no mixed emotions about mixed breeds on Friday.
It's National Mutt Day.
The bi-annual day is recognized on July 31 and Dec. 2 every year.
It’s a day to embrace, save and celebrate mixed breed dogs.
The day was created in 2005 by Colleen Paige, a celebrity pet and family lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate.
Paige said that the biggest percentage of dogs euthanized due to over-breeding and the desire for pure bred puppies are mixed breeds.
They’re also mostly sold at pet stores and supplied by puppy mills that often produce sick and horribly neglected animals, according to Paige.
Paige said she created National Mutt Day for two days to raise awareness of the plight of mixed breeds in shelters around the nation.
She urged people to visit or donate to their local animal shelter.
The Channel 3 Liberty Bank SurPRIZE Squad recently dropped off a surprise donation to the Meriden Humane Society. Check out the story here.
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