Sixty degrees in January: that’s the best. Sun shining down on your face – providing warmth, a need for sunglasses, and Vitamin D. Yes please. We’ll take that with the health, wealth, and happiness we celebrated just a month ago. January is over! WooHoo! Here’s hoping everyone’s 2012 is abundant, and Kleenex free.
If you’ve walked through the doors of Videobred, chances are there’s been at least one four legged companion roaming the halls. Steve’s dog Archie literally just walked up to my desk. We’re dog people here at the ‘Bred. We love our dogs and we love bringing them to work. That’s why I was so excited when I met Sunny for the first time. She came in the lobby just as excited and happy to meet us as we were to meet her. Sunny, as some might recall, was the pit bull that was thrown off the Clark Memorial Bridge in July 2009. Kelsey Westbrook rescued and adopted sweet Sunny. Saving Sunny Inc, a non-profit organization founded by Westbrook, rescues, shelters, and finds new homes for abused and neglected dogs. Saving Sunny Inc. also dedicates their time to promoting “public education about responsible dog ownership, spay/neuter, and reporting animal abuse, neglect, and dog fighting.”
Our team could not be happier to help Westbrook, and her tireless crew, promote their message and mission to the community. In December, we followed them to Crestwood Elementary where Westbrook spoke to the students about the dangers of stereotyping, what you should do if you see animal abuse, and how these sweet and loving dogs need a good home just like any breed. As you can see in the above picture, the kids loved Sunny and she loved them right back.
We are excited to document this organization’s journey, through a video mission statement that will live on the Saving Sunny website. Stay tuned for the final project. My hope is that by seeing the story of Saving Sunny, you will be inspired by their strength, dedication, and most importantly their fight to save these voiceless victims. Please check out SavingSunnyInc.org to learn more about Sunny’s story, and Westbrook’s blog about the “Unsaveable Six.” Learn how you can help in their efforts to give love to dogs who some said did not deserve it.