Just a few weeks back I had the wonderful honor of photographing the MSPCA/PittieLove Rescue sponsored event ‘Beyond the Myth’. The two organizations got together to show filmmaker Libby Sherrill’s powerful documentary about pit bulls and unfair breed discrimination. It was a night of positivity, love and support for one of the most unfairly labeled and misjudged dog breeds in our country – the American Pit Bull Terrier.
The Regent Theatre in Arlington, Massachusetts was bustling with pit bull owners and supporters from all walks of life. And come showtime, the theater was packed with eager patrons. As the event’s photographer, I was lucky enough to get a private meet and greet with the evening’s guest of honor – Cherry ‘the Vicktory dog’. Cherry was rescued from the Michael Vick dog fighting case and has been rehabilitated into the happiest, sweetest pup you’ll ever get the privilege to meet. He is living proof of hope and forgiveness. And oh my, what a happy face he has!
The film blew me away with it’s honesty and integrity as this cause is particularly close to my heart since my own fuzzchild is a perfect Pit Bull terrier. It’s good to know that I am not preaching of this breed’s gentle nature and unwavering loyalty alone. If you think it’s time to give this incredible breed a second chance, head on over to http://www.beyondthemythmovie.com to learn more. Or hey, maybe even adopt your new best friend from http://www.pittieloverescue.org or http://www.MSPCA.org (You won’t regret it.)