About Saving Sunny
Saving Sunny, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Louisville, Kentucky, rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes animal victims of abuse, neglect and those that are in danger of euthanasia. Most of our dogs are described as “Bully Breeds”, including a variety of American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, American Bulldogs, Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, and other misunderstood breeds or breed mixes. Our primary mission is to provide safe haven in foster homes that will help our dogs become healthy, socialized and balanced in order to be able to adopt them into positive and loving homes. When needed, we provide medical, physical, and behavior rehabilitation and offer our dogs as much support as they need in order to become eligible for adoption. In addition, we are committed to producing positive ambassadors for misunderstood breeds and promoting public education about responsible dog ownership, spay/neuter, and reporting animal abuse, neglect and dog fighting.
Saving Sunny, Inc. is named in honor of Sunny the pit bull who was thrown from the Clark Memorial Bridge in July 2009 and miraculously survived the 80ft. drop into the Ohio River. Patrons and staff at Joe’s Crab Shack on the riverfront witnessed the unimaginable act and raced to the waterside to call to the dazed and struggling dog who was soon pulled from the water by a Louisville Metro Fire & Rescue team who happened to be training on the river that day. Kelsey Westbrook, a server at Joe’s Crab Shack, adopted Sunny on the spot and gave her a name that reflected her happy and trusting disposition as she greeted the crowd who waited for her on dry land.
Sunny’s story is an inspirational example of a dog’s strength and resilience and the power of human kindness to an animal. She was able to survive terrible cruelty and thrive with the love of her adoptive mother, Kelsey, and with the help, kindness and compassion of the broader community.
Sunny’s story is also an example of how a dedicated partnership between our community and the LMPD can result in the arrest of those who would commit such terrible acts against innocent animals. The man who threw Sunny off the bridge was arrested and charged with animal cruelty several days after committing the crime, thanks to the commitment of LMPD officers, animal control officers and the support of Louisville citizens.
Unfortunately, Sunny’s abuser received no sentence due to lack of evidence and weak animal cruelty laws. Her story, however, has sparked a community-wide rally for the humane treatment of animals, no matter their history or breed, and has led to the rescue of many silent victims who would have otherwise been destroyed.
I am Lennox Campaign
To find out more or to learn how you can help, contact Lennox@savingsunnyinc.org.
Adoptable of the Month
Mr. Humphrey is a dreamy boy with nothing but love and joy to share with all of his human and dog friends. This special guy was liberated by from a 14.4 lb chain that tethered him to a dog house where he lived outside 24/7. Despite that, Humphrey has only love for all people and dogs. He is a snuggler and a smoocher, whether you have two legs or four legs. And, obviously, he's crazy handsome. Humphrey is looking for a foster or an adopter right now as he begins his heartworm treatment. His prognosis is excellent, but he'll have to be low key for a while to allow the treatment to do its thing. Email email@example.com to learn how to snatch up your very own love machine or
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HUMPRHEY IS ADOPTED!
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