Cuse Pit Crew

Refueling the Human-Animal Connection in the City of Syracuse, NY through community outreach and educational programming, while advocating for pit bulls and other misunderstood breeds.


Join Us for a Fun, Indoor/Outdoor "Bar Triathlon" Event featuring darts, Kan Jam, and Corn music, food, fun, and more! 



  We want to thank the following people and groups for supporting our mission. 

  • Healthy Pet Clinic - Shamrock Animal Fund
  • "Pets Rock" - CNY SPCA
  • Canine Carnival at Longbranch Park - Priscella Mahar Animal Welfare Foundation
  • Vintage Thunder Hot Rod Rendezvous - Butch Dreher
  • Paws for a Cause - Dog Daze Bakery 

PREVIOUS EVENT: Our inaugural celebration and kick-off held in 2012 featured Shorty and Hercules from Animal Planet's Pit Boss. 

It was a huge success and a great evening that involved a wide range of groups coming together with a common goal: attendees included Syracuse Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office, as well as government officials and legislators, animal shelters and rescues, and community organizations.

Chief Fowler and Shorty Rossi   Senator Defrancisco and Shorty Rossi

Chief Fowler and Shorty Rossi                     Senator Defrancisco and Shorty Rossi

Hercules  Kaylea and Jon Nixon and Shorty

Hercules                                                   Kaylea and Jon Nixon with Shorty

Heidi and Lindsay - The Gifford Foundation Dan Maffei and Nicole Heath

Heidi and Lindsay from The Gifford Foundation          Board Member, Nicole Heath, and Dan Maffei

Stef and Shorty 

 Stefanie Heath Higgins, Board President, and Shorty speak to the guests