Smiley and I are so honored that Luke, Hudson and Murphy invited us to join their '2 Dogs 2000 Miles' walk to raise awareness for canine cancer
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2010
Today it was announced that Megan Blake, pet-lifestyle coach and host of the PBS show Animal Attractions TV along with Super Smiley, the spokes dog for Throw Away dogs, have joined passionate animal advocate Luke Robinson and his two Great Pyrenees dogs on their "2 Dogs 2000 Miles" walk across the U.S. from Austin, Texas, to Boston, Massachusetts, to raise awareness and money for canine cancer research.
Luke's heroic trek was inspired by the death of his beloved dog Malcolm to metastatic bone cancer in 2006. The heart-wrenching loss changed his life forever and precipitated immediate action. In 2008, Luke sold his truck, packed his belongings and hit to road to share his story with America. Today Luke and "the boys" have been on the road for approximately two years.
"I'm honored that Megan took time out of her life in California and all the wonderful things that she does for animal rights to come join Hudson, Murphy and myself this week walking. It's going to be an amazing adventure and we're going to have a ton of fun," stated Luke Robinson.
Megan and Super Smiley will join them on the last leg of their trip in the Baltimore, New Haven and Connecticut areas between April 11 and April 18. Megan and Super Smiley will also rejoin the team on June 18 for the closing ceremonies in Boston.
Megan is a passionate animal lover, rescuer, spokesperson and long-time supporter of Luke's cause. She knows that one in four dogs will die of canine cancer and that it's the leading cause of death in dogs over age two. As a result, Luke's walk remains close to her heart.
"Smiley and I are so honored that Luke, Hudson and Murphy invited us to join their '2 Dogs 2000 Miles' walk to raise awareness for canine cancer," stated Megan Blake. "Smiley is excited that he gets to speak for Throw Away dogs along the way. Life is an adventure and this is one of the great ones! Pawsome!"
Super Smiley on the other hand has launched his own Happy Campaign which is part of a larger initiative to raise awareness around animal adoption and rescue. He aims to support his canine friends not only through his work as the spokes dog for Throw Away dogs, but also by walking paw by paw for Luke's great cause.
"Having lost two dogs to cancer myself, this cause is very near and dear to me. I plan to continue doing whatever I can to support Luke," added Megan Blake.
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ABOUT MEGAN BLAKE AND SUPER SMILEY:
Megan's mission: to help people integrate pets into their lives. She is a Pet Expert on, Hosts, Segment Produces & Writes for Animal Attractions TV, the #1 Pet Series on PBS and winner of an Honorary Mention at the Genesis Awards presented by the Humane Society US. Working with wolves, Megan has learned pack structure & to better "speak dog" directly from the source. Her canine specialty is training & integrating dogs into families where she teaches kids to be pack leaders. Traveling over 110,000 miles with Tout Suite The Travel Kitty, she is also a trusted pet travel expert.
She is a columnist for Dog's Life Magazine (also honored by the HSUS & featured on the Bonnie Hunt Show), has been on the covers of, written for, or been the subject of articles in magazines including Cat Fancy, Paw Print, American Lifestyle, Statement, LAX, San Diego Pets and Atlanta Magazine, is a requested essayist for the Humane Society US, has a Social Network Website for Pets, her own book imprint, & makes TV & live appearances to share pet info & host events.
Megan has rescued & worked with animals all her life & has cats, dogs, & horses. Tout Suite The Travel Kitty is a feral, the dogs were returned repeatedly to shelters, and the horses were headed to slaughter after one had been made dangerous from abuse. Megan wants the ones who have the least chance of placement. Smiley recently produced a music video for Throw Away dogs & is running a Spokes-Dog campaign for Throw Aways MeganHeartsPets.MeganBlake.com/Super-Smiley. Her cat, Tout Suite The Travel Kitty, guest-stars on Animal Attractions TV, has traveled over 110,000 miles with her, and has completed a book series.