March 16, 2009
And Gunther Takes It All!
Yay for audience participation! Remember we asked you to vote in last month’s Adopt-A-Bull Contest? Well, vote you did! We’re proud to say that 23,000 votes were cast online, and 43 percent of you selected deaf pit bull Gunther and his pet parent, Rebecca Hengen, as the perfect example of the bond that can exist between people and this loyal, intelligent breed.
“I am so happy that Gunther was chosen as a representative of pit bulls,” says Hengen, who found her calm and gentle canine soulmate at the Humane Society of South Mississippi. “Gunther loves everyone, and every day he disproves the stereotype that often accompanies these dogs.”
Hengen and Gunther will be treated to a photo shoot with a professional photographer and a bronze statue of the top dog, while the Humane Society of South Mississippi will earn a $5,000 grant and a trip to New York City to participate in the ASPCA’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month celebration.
Four paws up to our winning match, and congratulations to all our finalists in the ASPCA Adopt-A-Bull Contest. Thanks to contest sponsor Animal Farm Foundation for helping us to celebrate wonderful dogs like Gunther, Wanda, Lola and Elsieand every successful pooch-parent match made through the ASPCA's Meet Your Match™ program.
Got a friend who’s scared of pit bulls? Take a moment to set the record straight about this wonderful breed.