LACONIA — A Painting for Pibbles event will be held Saturday evening, March 14 from 6-10 p.m. at the Historic Belknap Mill in downtown Laconia.
Local activist Laura Brusseau is working with her friend Emily Sprogis to host the event, which is designed to raise awareness about Pit Bull type dogs and educate others on this misunderstood breed.
Brusseau recently attended a Million Pibble March in Washington DC hosted by comedian Rebecca Corey designed to overturn common misconceptions and the media's portrayal of Pit Bull type dogs. Other celebrity Pit Advocates includes Rachel Ray and John Stewart. Pit Bulls tend to be the first dogs put down in shelters and the last adopted due to negative stereotypes.
Brusseau and Sprogis say that the objective of the evening is to raise awareness about this breed and educate and inform the public while trying to help these dogs find their forever home. Sprogis said " I had heard of pitbull stereotypes, but when my sweet Remy entered my life and I experienced discrimination first hand I knew I wanted to learn more and make a positive change in society"
Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased at the NH Humane Society or online at NHHumane.Org by clicking on "Events". Cash bar will be provided by Contigiani's Catering. The $30 ticket price includes a paint lesson from local Artist Ally Lowe, light snacks and delicious cupcakes provided by Kara's Café of Meredith and a donation to the NH Humane Society's new Pibble Fund.
Special guest speaker for the evening will be Doggonit NH owner and animal behaviorist, Kelly Arbogast .
Arbogast said "This event is so very important to not only me as an animal lover but also the community. I feel it is important that we educate everyone on the truth about the "breed" as well as advocate for them. Through responsible ownership and education we are hoping to raise awareness about this misunderstood "breed".
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