A party for pit bulls?

On Wednesday October 3rd, join the Hot 8 Brass Band at Sound Cafe from 7-9pm to celebrate the pit bulls of New Orleans and the publication of Ken Foster's new book "Dogs I Have Met and The People They Found." On Thursday, October 4th (St. Francis Day) Foster will read from "Dogs I Have Met" at Octavia Books at 6:00 pm. The weekend of October 6-7 will see the debut of a series of pit bull clinics offering free shots and spay/neuter services to pit bulls in neighborhoods throughout New Orleans. Animal Farm Foundation will be providing a series of panels of historic images of the pit bull, which will be on display at the party and other locations throughout the city.

Confirmed guests at the October 3rd party include: Dag, the inspiration for Belladonna Day Spa owner Kim Dudek's new venture Dag's House ( www.dagshouse.com); Trap Jack, a former desk duty dog from the LA-SPCA; Lola, special assistant to Gloria Dauphin of the LA-SPCA; and ARNO director Robyn Beaulieu's beautiful blue pit bull.

"Dogs I Have Met" is a followup to Foster's national bestseller "The Dogs Who Found Me" which was released in March 2006. The author will tour the US throughout October and November.

Party with the Hot 8, 7-9pm
Sound Cafe
2700 Chartres Street

Reading/signing at Octavia Books
513 Octavia Street
New Orleans, LA


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