Today’s honoree for National Pit Bull Awareness Month is Kirstyn Northrop-Cobb. Kirstyn was nominated by Jeannette Louise Smith:
Every day is Pit Bull Awareness Day for Kirstyn Northrop-Cobb, Adoption Counselor and Board Member of the Humane Society of Calvert County, and State of Maryland Pit Bull dog advocate. With breed bans all over Maryland, and the entire state itself in turmoil, it can a tough place to live with your Pitties, foster Pitties, and find homes for the Pitties in your care at your shelter.
Courage. Perseverance. Commitment. Dedication. Strength. Leadership. The list of words that describe Kirstyn goes on and on, but the one word that truly captures the essence of Kirstyn’s “Joie de Vivre,” her “Raison d’être” is: LOVE
In August 2011, twenty-one dogs were seized from an obscure dog fighting case in Maryland. The dogs were held as evidence for one year at the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Maryland. After the court case ended in June 2012, Kirstyn stepped in and did her thing. Networking with Pit Bull dog Advocates in Delaware and Virginia, Kirstyn captained the transfer of Pit Bull dogs to a second chance at life.
Until the day comes when the perverse act of dog fighting is eliminated, it is imperative that people everywhere understand the absolute need for individuals and organizations to cooperate and do their part – whether it be making a phone call, writing a letter, cross-posting a rescued dog fighting victim in need of a home, transferring a Pit Bull dog to a safe haven, fostering, adopting.
Kirstyn is my hero – and the hero of Pit Bull dogs everywhere.
On behalf of Bless the Bullys and the National Pit Bull Awareness Campaign, thank you, Kirstyn, for your dedication and hard work on behalf of pit bulls. You are doing an amazing job and inspiring many!