What is HELP FIDO?

Humane Education Leads to Progress
For Informed Dog Owners

Vision Statement: We envision a society free from discrimination, where responsibility, education, love and compassion allow humans to fully respect and understand man's best friend.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Here's to Going Above and Beyond

A good friend shared this storywith us. It seems a church in Weymouth, Massachusetts decided to allow their members to bring along man's best friend for a special weekly worship session. We think this is an excellent way for a community to recognize and legitimize how important dogs have become to some families. However, we had to raise an eyebrow when we read that the church had to increase their in$urance so that pit bulls would be allowed to attend. There are so many things wrong with that we don't know where to begin. As our friend at Caveat likes to ask "How will they know it's a pit bull?" Perhaps the janitor graduated from the same school as the "locking jaws" expert we came across before? Or perhaps the minister would sprinkle holy water on the dog's head to see if it changed colors? The mind boggles!!

This being said, we applaud the church for paying the extra dough so that no dog is discriminated against (or should that read 'no dog is left behind'?).

And with that, we wanted to include a cute photo of Charlotte, who belongs to HF's own Lisa, taking a bubble bath.

Because if a lady is going to go to church, she needs a bubble bath!


Rinalia said...

It sucks anyone has to pay higher insurance fees for having a certain "type" of dog. I'm glad that the church decided to be open and welcome all dogs, not just some.

Also, Charlotte is love and should be plastered everywhere.

Caveat said...

Hey, thanks for the link, Anna!

Glad to see things are moving along for you guys.

I've been busy firefighting here so have missed out on reading my fave blogs.

These are the dogs of HELP FIDO...our dogs...this is why we are here...