Superhero Elect: Jeffrey
Sidekick Elect: Michele Hometown: Milford, CT
Why Jeffrey should be a StubbyDog Superhero:
From the moment he walked out the door at Manhattans ACC with a new name (he is named after his fabulous shelter worker, Jeff Latzer) and a new life, Jeffrey has been making a difference…he was saved for a divine purpose and he surely seems to know it!
Jeffrey is extraordinary in so many ways! He is innately kind and polite, His calm, friendly demeanor makes him a magnet for new friends. He absolutely loves being a therapy dog!
I take him just about everywhere, He is affectionately known as “the mayor” at many local businesses!
Within a few minutes of meeting a new friend, Jeffrey will “frog dog” onto his belly and then roll onto his back begging for a belly rub.
If someone is apprehensive about meeting a “pit bull”, Jeffrey will sit quietly and give them what we call “the face”…he has turned the hearts and changed the minds of most people we have met who carry unfounded reservations about pit bulls.
His exceptional manners are always a conversation starter which open the door for positive chat about pit bulls and my favorite subjects...why BSL won't work and spay/neuter.
Jeffrey is a beautiful blend of love and humor that shatters stereotypes in such a gentle, positive way!
It quickly became evident that Jeffrey was spared for a higher purpose.
After earning his AKC Canine Good Citzen certificate, we worked toward our next goal...to become a Delta Pet Partners registered therapy team which we achieved with great honor!
Jeffrey has appeared on TV on the morning News12 in Hartford with the former commissioner of the NH Humane Society, as a goodwill ambassador for CT National Pit Bull Awareness Day as well as in a nationally broadcast piece on FOX about our beloved Bruised Not Broken, an advocacy group dedicated to saving urgently listed "death row" dogs such as Jeffrey. He also appears in print as the Spay/Neuter poster boy for It's The Pit's. We have also been present on the steps of New Haven courthouse in support of "Justice for Desmond", a group dedicated to bringing attention to the correlation between animal abuse and violence against humans. They work diligently as the voice for Desmond, an adopted pit bull, starved, beaten, and strangled at the hands of his young owner.
I made a commitment to Jeffrey and all pit bulls and shelter dogs to always be their voice and to advocate for them in any way possible, so as a team, Jeffrey and I are active on the planning committee for the CT National Pit Bull Awareness Day and I proudly serve as the secretary for the CT Pit Bull Project as well as being an enthusiastic supporter of Bruised Not Broken, Adopt NY, Bikers Against Animal Cruelty (BAAC), Karuna Bully Breed Rescue, It's The Pits and Bully Breed Rescue.
If appointed to the SubbyDog SuperHero Squad, we will work tirelessly to set a stellar example for pit bulls everywhere and to educate the public about these extraordinary dogs!
Thank you for your vote!