I love what I do here at Animal Matters but it can be depressing - I'm not going to lie. Each day, I receive emergency pleas from the public mostly wanting to dump their pets. Or I'll get the death list from area shelters (looking at all of those faces of pets going to die is knife-wrenching). Although I feel good about helping people by offering services or information, I know the majority of them are still going to abandon their pet. Many evenings end with a heavy heart.
We've shaken things up a bit here at Animal Matters. In addition to helping the public and their pets, we started a cycling racing team called Pitbull Racing, www.PitbullCycling.com. This was a nice way to marry my love for cycling with my passion for animal rescue/adoption. My cycling buddies and I have cool gear that spreads the word about Pitbull awesomeness, pet adoption and it looks menacing! It's a lot of fun.
You don't have to cycle to support the team. If you want to purchase any of our gear, just let me know. I'm still working on the site but you can find us on FaceBook. Just do a search for Pitbull Racing in Florida.
I needed this diversion. Wearing the Pitbull gear out & about & on my bike allows me to educate people about our mission. This is just another way to make the world a better place for those who can't speak for themselves.
Remember -- spay, neuter & adopt!