Sandy and I will be celebrating by going to an adoption event for Jasmine's House, the wonderful pit bull rescue group near Baltimore that is sponsoring Sandy. The event is at Dogma Bakery in Arlington, VA and will hopefully feature a few gorgeous little pittie people ready for their forever homes. If you're in the area, come on out and get a free facewash and pick up some tasty baked goods!
While you're in the holiday mood, go on over to Love and a Leash for another fantastic pit bull promotion! The pit bull rescue heroes over there are sponsoring the adoption fees for two sets of a Fabulous Four pit bulls at the Montgomery County Humane Society, using the generous contributions from Blogville folks who turned out to help Little Zee.
And then, come on back here and leave a comment! For every comment on today's post, I will donate $2 to the Washington Humane Society, and that gift--our gift--will be DOUBLED by the Delavan Foundation, which has agreed to match all donations for a limited time.
While WHS is an open-access shelter that takes in all animals in need of shelter in the DC area, a large percentage of those animals are pit bulls or some mixture thereof.
This is an organization that does a lot with a little. Their facilities may not be state of the art, may even look a bit drab and sad at first glance, but the animals get so much enrichment that many of them seem to really love their shelter "home."
Aside from that, WHS is not afraid to take a position on animal welfare issues: all their events are vegetarian, and they take a stand against using animals for fur or for biomedical research.
They also support and actively promote TNR for cats.
Pretty cool, for a low-budget urban open-access shelter.
So let the commenting begin, and let's see if we can celebrate Pit Bull Awareness Day in style!
To learn more about adopting Sandy, email peacefuldog [at] yahoo [dot] com