Animal Planet Star Shorty Rossi from Reality TV Series "Pit Boss" in Dallas for ROCK-A-BULLY 3 Benefit for Pit Bulls November 3, 2013

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Shorty Rossi, star of the Animal Planet reality TV series “Pit Boss,” will visit Dallas Sunday, November 3, 2013 as part of the ROCK-A-BULLY 3 fundraiser benefiting two local rescue groups -- Animal Rescue of Texas and DFW Rescue Me. The one-day event, which will also include vendors, live bands, beautiful Pinups for Pitbulls, prizes and a kiss-a-bull kissing booth, is from 1 to 7 p.m.

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But we also want to educate people that this misunderstood and mistreated breed is truly a wonderful, loving and loyal companion. We want to celebrate those who already know this and continue to show the world that these dogs deserve a chance.

Animal Planet Star Shorty Rossi from Reality TV Series "Pit Boss" in Dallas for ROCK-A-BULLY 3 Benefit for Pit Bulls November 3, 2013

Live Bands, Pinups for Pitbulls and Kiss-a-Bull Kissing Booth All Part of Event Benefiting Animal Rescue of Texas and DFW Rescue Me

Shorty Rossi, star of the Animal Planet reality TV series “Pit Boss,” will visit Dallas Sunday, November 3, 2013 as part of the ROCK-A-BULLY 3 fundraiser at Sue Ellen’s. The event will benefit two local rescue groups that are champions for the pit bull dog breed -- Animal Rescue of Texas and DFW Rescue Me. Both organizations will have pit bulls available for adoption. The one-day event, which will also include vendors, live bands, beautiful Pinups for Pitbulls, prizes and a kiss-a-bull kissing booth, is from 1 to 7 p.m.

“I’m so excited that my organization Pit Bull Warrior, Inc. will be putting together our 3rd Rock-A-Bully event to raise funds for two local rescue groups who welcome the pit bull type breeds with open arms,” explained event organizer Mia Bissette. “But we also want to educate people that this misunderstood and mistreated breed is truly a wonderful, loving and loyal companion. We want to celebrate those who already know this and continue to show the world that these dogs deserve a chance. We promote adopting from your local shelter or rescue group – and of course, remind everyone about the importance of spaying and neutering!”

Bissette said that Rossi, whose hit TV show “Pit Boss” airs Saturday nights on Animal Planet, will be at the event with his own pit bull, Hercules. In addition to meeting his many fans, Rossi will talk about Breed Specific Legislation (BSL), which makes it a crime to own a pit bull within designated city limits.

“Shorty is such a tremendous advocate for the "pitties." He’s been on the road constantly for the last few year fighting BSL and the undeserved reputation that these dogs have,” Bissette said. “Having Shorty back for a third time makes this event very special. His presence helps us to educate more people about the plight facing these very innocent dogs.”

Six bands, including Barefoot Hippies, KickBack, Bandmates, Mojo Dolls, Fish Fry Bingo, and The Bad Habits will provide live music for the event while extras like face painting and themed photo booths keep the fun coming.

Sue Ellen’s is providing the venue and well-behaved, currently vaccinated, spayed and neutered dogs (on leashes, please) are encouraged to attend with their human. Suggested $10 donation at the door.

“Basically, this is going to be a way for people to have a lot of fun, learn more about pit bulls and raise money to help them have the lives they deserve,” Bissette said. “We’re so excited to have Shorty Rossi coming; he has a lot of fans across the country, and I know a lot of people will be happy to come out and meet their pit bull hero!”    

Sue Ellen’s is at 3014 Throckmorton St. in Dallas. For more information about the event, go to http://www.rockabullyevent.com or contact Mia Bissette at miab13(at)mac(dot)com or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/316711311806258/.

About Shorty Rossi
Shorty Rossi is the star of “Pit Boss,” a reality TV series on Animal Planet, and also is the owner Shorty’s Pit Bull Rescue, which rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes pit bulls into loving, nurturing environments. In addition to his hands-on work with pit bulls, he works tirelessly to help restore the reputation of pit bulls through education, activism and positive pit bull involvement in the community. He also is the founder and owner of Shortywood Productions, a company that works with little people in the entertainment industry. His memoir, “Four Feet Tall and Rising,” is an amazing read where you can learn the details of this amazing man’s life!

About Animal Rescue of Texas
Animal Rescue of Texas, an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit animal rescue organization, is dedicated to saving lives and keeping the community informed on the humane education, training and treatment of companion animals. For more information, visit http://www.animalrescueoftexas.org.

About DFW Rescue Me
DFW Rescue Me is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose goal is to reduce the number of animals euthanized in Dallas. Their goal is possible by spaying / neutering, adoption programs and educating about responsible pet ownership. For more information, visit http://www.dfwrescueme.org

For more information, contact: Mia Bissette / 214-538-2647 (Not for Publication) / Miab13(at)mac(dot)com

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