Educate-a-Bull’s 4th Annual Barksgiving

PitbullThe 4th Annual Barksgiving Event, to benefit Educate-a-Bull, a western New York educational bully breed rescue

On Sunday November 21st, 2010 from 11:00am until 5:00pm Educate a Bull is holding its fourth annual Barksgiving Event. This is its largest fundraiser of the year and 100% of the proceeds go directly to help bullies in the Western New York community. This year the Barksgiving event has a new venue! It is going to be held at the Erie County Fair’s Creative Arts Lot (facing Quinby Drive).

Below are a few of the activities available during the event.

  • LOW COST MICROCHIP CLINIC
  • WILDE EYES PHOTOGRAPHY
  • ANIMAL BLESSING
  • NUMEROUS VENDORS
  • PET READINGS FROM THE JOYOUS CELEBRATION MINISTRY
  • ON THE HOUR OBEDIENCE DRILLS BY OUR HIKE A BULL LEADERS
  • DOG WALK-A-THON
  • DOGS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION
  • FIRST AIDE DEMOS BY SIT N STAY
  • CONTESTS FOR DOGS
  • GAMES FOR CHILDREN

Educate a Bull was established in 2003 and has rescued hundreds of bully breed dogs in the western New York community. One of its most rewarding rescues was what they lovingly named “The Laurel Street Eight”. The first week of October in 2009, 20+ dogs were seized from four homes on Laurel Street. The last round up on the street found a small litter of pups. It was perceived to be a circle, dogs breed for a life of fighting. Many of the homes were vacant for some time, in bad shape. Many of the 20 plus dogs were in similar shape.

Educate a Bull wanted to make needed space at the shelter for the court case pit bull dogs. They took three dogs, Debo, Louis and Stanley into its foster care program. A day or two later, they set their eyes on them for the first time. The eight pups were huddled together with patches of fur missing from their tiny bodies from a severe case of ringworm. It was made known to Educate a Bull that no other organization was able to take on their case and their options had run out…..There was no way that they could not have helped them. They took them into their rescue, paid for all their medical treatment, got them spayed, up to date on vaccines, and adopted each and every one of those precious souls into loving homes.

The organization keeps in touch amongst the group of owners and many of the “Laurel St. Eight” can be seen together, walking and playing at their weekly Hike-A-Bulls walks. Without Educate a Bull, these sweet companion animals would not be here today.
If you would like more information regarding the organization’s Barksgiving Event, please visit the website at, www.educateabull.org or you may contact them via email at info@educateabull.org or followmyleadonline@gmail.com.

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