ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- For National Pit Bull Awareness Day, a local animal shelter is offering an adoption fee special this weekend.

The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA says its "Pit Bulls and Pumpkins" weekend adoption special will run through Sunday.

Between Friday and Sunday, the shelter is waiving adoption fees for all adult pit bull mixes.

According to a release, CASPCA says it hopes to find loving homes for these animals and fight the perceptions and stereotypes associated with this breed.

“We have such a wonderful population of dogs right now who are being overlooked, but deserve to find their perfect match,” said Taylor Reinson, director of the animal operations at CASPCA. “Our adoption counselors are so excited to introduce adopters to some of their favorites at the shelter and hopefully convince you to fall in love with them like we have.”

All of the dogs will be microchipped, spayed/neutered, and up-to-date on their age-appropriate vaccinations before being adopted.

Anyone interested in fostering or adopting a pit bull mix should contact the shelter for more information.