Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thank you Catherine....

Blog followers, I am saddened to inform you that Don't Bully My Breed president and founder, Catherine Hedges passed away yesterday. As I mentioned in my last post, she had been fighting cancer for several years, and unfortunately her body could not continue the fight. She went peacefully with her boyfriend, Curt, by her side.

Curt and the DBMB volunteers are committed to continuing Catherine's work, taking in those animals that need help, fighting against breed-specific legislation and educating the public about Pit Bulls. Please help them continue on with her mission by making a donation in Catherine's memory to I never met Catherine personally, but shared many emails with her over the past year working together with her to join the efforts of The Race Within US with those of DBMB. I found her to be an inspiration and truly thank her for saving so many animals, including two of my favorites, Bruce and Lexus. Because of her kind heart and dedication, they are still around to become my adorable niece's protectors and best friends.

Thank you Catherine, you will be missed by so many.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Catherine, DBMB Founder needs your support

Hi blog followers,

I just received an email from Don't Bully My Breed that founder and president, Catherine, has taken a turn for the worse. Catherine has been battling cancer for some time now, and she has taken and sudden and unexpected decline. DBMB has asked that we all give Catherine some privacy at this time, but you can show your support by vising and making a donation to help her continue to take care of the animals she has shown such dedication too. She has dedicated so much of herself to the health and wellness of these animals when her own health was declining. Please donate whatever you can to help care for these animals while Catherine takes this time to fight and care for herself.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

GOTR Twin Cities Kick Off!

You might recall my post from last month about the launch of GOTR in the Twin Cities.

I'm so excited that GOTR is launching a Twin Cities chapter starting with the upcoming fall season! Welcome to the Twin Cities, GOTR! I reported in July that the GOTR Twin Cities Kick-Off Event would be held at Summit Brewing Company. However, the location has had to be changed to O'Gara's Bar & Grill instead. Attendees are invited to mingle and share experiences, ask questions and get to know fellow GOTR supporters. I'll be there -- and if you're a TC reader who is interested in volunteering with GOTR, I hope you will join me tonight!

Here are the full details:
Thursday, August 4th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
O'Gara's Bar & Grill
164 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55104
Suggested donation: $20