Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pepsi Refresh - Your Vote Can Help Rebuild North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue

I'm spreading the word for friend of Skelly, Maureen...

You may already know the story of Gunny the Pit Bull. Gunny was used as a bait dog until he was no longer of any use, dumped on the side of the road, and left to die. Fortunately, his story did not end there. Gunny was found by a good samaritan and taken to a local shelter. There he was found by Amy, a volunteer from the North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue (NMAR), on the night before he was to be euthanized.

NMAR and Amy took Gunny in and saved his life. Together they took Gunny through the many grueling surgeries it would take to save his life and rehabilitate his battered body.

Gunny now spends his time as an Ambassador for NMAR and Pit Bulls worldwide. He and Amy have been teaching children the cruelty of dog fighting and responsible pet ownership. Gunny has won countless accolades for his courageous and inspiring story. You can see his amazing tale of courage and the love that saved him on YouTube here:

And now, Gunny’s friends at North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue need the help of the votes of the Pit Bull and dog community. NMAR, who lost their building to a devastating flood in 2008. is currently in the running for a Pepsi Refresh Project Grant! Their project - Kennels for K-9s - is in the running to win a $50,000 grant to rebuild their facility. Winning the grant means dogs in need can be moved from the outside kennels that went up after the flood. It means NMAR can continue to do what they do best -- help save man’s best friend!

They are currently in 19th place. They only need to move into one of the Top 10 places to win one of the $50k grant! It costs nothing more than voting one time each day.
I am asking all my favorite Pitties to reach out to their fans and lets see if we can’t help Gunny’s friends build a new home! How fantastic would that be? Pitties helping pitties and other pups.

Here's the website of the animal rescue

Here's the Pepsi Refresh link to cast your vote


  1. they've moved up to 18th place as of this morning. 8 more spots up to go!!

    the booker man's mama

  2. we're voting as well and going to dedicate a post this afternoon the more people we can reach the more woggies will be saved
    thanks for sharing

  3. We are on our way to vote! We love anything that helps out animals!!

  4. It breaks my heart to think how someone can be so cruel to a dog! I had a dog many years ago that a neighbor of mine found wandering the highway in the middle of winter. Someone dropped her off there to die. I was still in high school at the time. My parents took her to the vet to be treated for a nasty ear infection as well as some other issues. Then they took her to a groomer. She was the sweetest dog alive and I don't understand how her previous owners could be so cruel to her! She had ribs that stuck out because they'd been broken and never healed properly. So to hear about cases like Gunny's just break my heart because I've seen the devestating effects first hand.

    Thanks for getting the word out. I'm going to go vote too!

  5. @sprinkles, there are a lot of awful people out there. But then we meet the nice people through our blogs and we know there's some hope!

    I've been voting right along, too. Thanks for spreading the word for this most worthy cause!

  6. Yay for the PSAs... two good ones in a row!

  7. Many thanks to Mr. Skelly and his most wonderful family for helping Gunny's friends get closer to building a new home. You rock!!!


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