If you recall, last spring I held a contest to “Name the Dog” in my newest book, Win, Place, or Die. The winning name was “Herbie.”
Friendship Animal Protective League suggested the name in honor of a very special real dog named Herbie– an abandoned and brutally injured animal who was rescued and lovingly cared for by a Lorain County police officer, Rick Broz. Sadly, Herbie passed away from cancer last March.
This weekend, our friends from the Petco Foundation will present a donation to Friendship APL– to reward them for suggesting the winning name and to honor Herbie. Everyone is invited to attend and I hope you’ll join me at the store. Here’s when and where:
Date: Sunday August 25 (this Sunday!)
Time: 2 pm
Place: Petco; 35860 Chester Rd; Avon, Ohio
As you know, ending animal abuse is one of my own personal causes and something I feel very strongly about. I couldn’t be more thrilled to have Herbie’s name in my novel and I thank all the participants in the “Name the Dog” contest for making this possible.
See you on Sunday!