Monday, July 19, 2010
Rescued Pit Bulls Make the Big Screen
With the opening of Hotel For Dogs, instead of cringing, rescue organizations are applauding. The main difference between this movie and other dog movies is that Hotel For Dogs is about rescuing dogs. Specifically, it's about kids rescuing dogs.
Movie Producer Is Devout Pit Bull Lover
Movie producer Ewan Leslie is a devout pit bull lover who works with Karma Rescue in Los Angeles. Says Leslie, "When we started working on the movie, I told Mark Forbes, our head trainer from Birds and Animals, Unlimited, that we had to have some pits in the movie."
Film producer Ewan Leslie insisted that the movie Hotel For Dogs include pit bulls. Here Leslie poses with his two rescued pit bulls Mack and Luka.
Film Crew Rescued Dogs During Movie Shooting
Best Friends Attends Opening In Vegas
Hotel For Dogs includes pit bulls, many types of pure breed dogs as well as some mixed breeds. Says Danielle Aymar, adoption manager for Best Friends Animal Society, "It's great to be able to support the basic premise of the movie and to see something come out of Hollywood that embraces the rescue movement."
A group of Best Friends volunteers and some adoptable dogs will be attending the opening this Saturday at the Rainbow Promenade Theater in Las Vegas from 1:00–4:30 p.m., located at 2321 N. Rainbow Blvd. on the corner of Rainbow and Lake Mead. Says Aymar, "We were invited to attend the opening by the Rainbow Promenade Theater. We'll have lots of information about adoption and reminding people to consider their lifestyles before adding a dog to their family."
How You Can Help!
• Help homeless animals by becoming a member of Best Friends Animal Society.
• Adopt a purebred dog: One out of four dogs in a shelter is a purebred.
• Kids can make a difference! Learn ways you and your friends can help animals.
• Spread the word about humane education with teaching materials and information for educators who want to include humane education in their curriculum.
• Get involved by joining the Network.
• The Power of One: Tips from simple fundraising ideas to finding a home for an animal.
By Cheri Moon
Images courtesy Ewan Leslie, producer Hotel for Dogs