In the Spring of 2006, the Fall River City Council was presented with a "Breed Specific Vicious Dog Law" proposal. This law would have targeted both Rottweilers and all Bull Terrier breeds (aka Pit Bulls.)
A group of concerned citizens believed that the proposed law was unfair and unjust- those citizens joined forces and formed the Fall River Coalition For Animal Awareness.
The coalition's short term goal was to advise the City Council in crafting a fair, non-breed specific law while the long term goal was to make Fall River a more pet friendly city.
The short term goal was a success and the proposed law was deemed unconstitutional. We proved that there was strength in numbers.
With the short term goal completed, the coalition branched out to other ways of assisting the pet owners of Fall River.
Over the years, the coalition organized its annual Bark in the Park event, showcasing local pet vendors as well as arranging for low cost rabies shots and microchipping.
The coalition's annual Christmas Bizarre offered pet photos with Santa while raising funds to provide toys for all the local shelter animals.
The coalition raised funds to help with spay and neuter for the needy of Fall River, raised funds to help with emergency surgeries for animals in need, and helped with trap-fix-and-release of the local feral population.
And after 13 years of service to the City of Fall River, the coalition has decided that the time has come to disband. We would like to thank all of those have attended our events and those who have donated their time or money to us over the years so that we could help and save so many animals. As this is a sad day for us, we are also thankful we have made wonderful friends along the way.