NATIONAL PIT BULL AWARENESS DAY CELEBRATION!
As you have probably seen by now, Ring Dog Rescue is hosting an evening of education, mingling and fun at Plant Zero on Friday night, October 23 from 5:30pm to 10:00pm. We're having a number of well known speakers on animal welfare, a dozen or so vendors, food, beer and wine. It should be a great evening, so come on out. Seating is limited to 300 so please get your tickets early. Tickets can be purchased through the RDR website (www.ringdogrescue.org) which has more information on the event, including speakers and location. Please note that tickets are $20 and all proceeds go to Ring Dog Rescue. Parents are welcome to bring children, but just beware that some of the content (i.e. dog fighting information) may be best suited for older children or adults, so plan accordingly.
RDR wants to extend a special thanks for this event's sponsors, including Canine Adventure Walk, Elwood Thompson's, Farmer's Insurance, Irizarry Plumbing, K Morgan Photography, Martin and Wood Construction, Pets at Play, Paws for Style, Pure Dog Treats, Grubbs Construction Services, Prevent-A-Litter, Legends Brewery, the Law Firm of Sands, Anderson, Marks and Miller, the Virginia Federation of, Thompson Davis and Company and Digest. All of these folks have gone out of their way to help make this a successful event, so please show them your support with your business! Please help us spread the word to make this a most successful event!
CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN FUNDRAISER
Also, please don't forget that, on October 13, 2009, from 5pm to 9pm, Ring Dog Rescue is having a fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen at the Short Pump Town Center. Bring the attached coupon in and present it to your server (one per meal) and 20% of all proceeds generated by the coupon will be donated to Ring Dog Rescue. Very easy way to get good food and help our cause! You can check out their menu at www.cpk.com.
USMC BASE BREED BAN
Some of you may be aware that, on August 11, 2009, the United States Marine Corps effectively enacted a breed ban on " ", Rottweilers and canid/wolf hybrids on base. While there are some exceptions and waiver processes, in essence, as of September 30, 2012, any dog fitting these charactertistics will be removed from base. In our ongoing effort to combat Breed Specific Legislation, representatives of Ring Dog Rescue traveled to the Navy Annex in Arlington, VA last week to meet with the USMC General in charge of Logistics and Housing. RDR and USMC had a relatively productive meeting and, while they did not agree to repeal the ban, they were appreciative of our visit and our information will be taken into consideration for future policy reviews and we were provided with contacts within other military branches to share the same information, which USMC clearly found useful. This information is being communicated to remind our supporters to be vigilant in your efforts to protect the dogs we love. Open your ears, listen for discrimination around you and do your best to change public perception in a positive and constructive manner. In the end, our combined efforts will lead to a better live for bully breeds.
Ring Dog Rescue