Letters from Sit Stay Love: West Coast

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We teamed up with Anthropologie for their 5th annual SIT STAY LOVE initiative again, this time on the West Coast at their Newport Beach/Fashion Island store.  We did A Letter To My Dog book signing – and the lovely and talented Susan Weingartner, an amazing LA-based pet photographer, took photos of lots of precious pups.
Here are some of the pets we met, along with letters from their loyal pet parents (click on the photo to see the letter).

Dear Maxie Pie

 

Dear Arthur & Sookie

 

Dear Chloe, Kingston & Toby 

 

Dear Trixie & Chase 

 

Dear Harley

 

Dear Winston

 

Dear Angelique, Bebe & Kristi 

 

Sit Stay Love: NYC Cocktail Party

We had a blast at the New York City stop of our fifth annual Sit Stay Love campaign. The cocktail party, dog adoption & book signing for A Letter To My Dog, in partnership with Anthropologie was a hit with friends, celebs, & dog lovers. A portion of the proceeds benefited the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Thank you to the ASPCA for bringing their furry friends for us all slobber over, thank you to Lauren Carlson Walcott for her beautiful watercolor paintings, thank you to our very good friends and partners at Anthropologie, and of course, thank you to our very own Lisa Erspamer & Kimi Culp. What a night!

Photos courtesy of Alexandra Wolf

 

Hundreds of Dogs Rescued in Dog Fighting Bust

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Breaking news from the ASPCA

367 dogs, many without available food and fresh water and who forced to live tethered to heavy chains in filthy conditions, have been rescued in what’s believed to be the second-largest dog fighting raid in U.S. history.

From their website:

At the request of the United States Attorney’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the ASPCA is on the ground assisting in a multi-state, federal dog fighting raid across the southern U.S. Hundreds of dogs have been seized in the case along with suspected dog fighting paraphernalia.

After a three-year investigation initiated by the Auburn Police, 13 search warrants were executed Friday morning, Aug. 23, throughout AlabamaMississippiGeorgia and Texas. Ten suspects were arrested and indicted on felony dog fighting charges. Federal and local officials also seized firearms and drugs, as well as more than $500,000 in cash from dog fighting gambling activities that took place over the course of the investigation.

The dogs, ranging in age from just several days to 10-12 years, had been left to suffer in extreme heat with no visible fresh water or food. Many are emaciated with scars and wounds consistent with dog fighting, and some were tethered by chains and cables that were attached to cinder blocks and car tires.

ASPCA responders and responders from The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) helped manage the removal and transport of the dogs to temporary emergency shelters in undisclosed locations, where responders are providing veterinary care and behavior enrichment. Responders also assisted authorities with collecting forensic evidence to be submitted for prosecution.

Several other animal welfare groups from all over the country assisted with the operation.

Bravo to these heroes! To help care for these rescued dogs, go here.