In 2011, a young pit bull was thrown from a moving car around the corner from Second Chance as volunteer Joe Blancato was out walking another shelter dog. He looked up when he heard a car door slam and saw a pittie charging toward him. Joe brought the puppy to the shelter. Blake, as he would soon be known, was just six months old and had injuries to his face and legs that were unrelated to being thrown from the car.
The injuries appeared to be from dog fighting. Blake was most likely used as a bait dog, but his good-natured personality saved him from that life. The shelter nursed him back to health and he was adopted by people who gave him a wonderful life.
When Blake passed away earlier this year, his family was heartbroken. Seeking to mend their broken hearts and to honor Blake, they have established the Blake Ross Memorial Fund for Pit Bulls. This fund will help homeless pit bulls at Second Chance by offering a discount on pit bull adoptions. As the fund grows, it is his family’s hope to also help provide the veterinary care these pit bulls need to prepare them for adoption.
Blake’s family invites you to honor Blake’s legacy by making a donation to the Blake Ross Memorial Fund for Pit Bulls.
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