This Sunday, May 6th, the League will host Paws for Celebration 2012. Special guest Oogy from NY Times Bestseller OOGY: The Dog Only a Family Could Love, along with his owner Larry Levin, will be at the event to sign books and meet fans.
In 2002, Larry Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill cat to the Ardmore Animal Hospital outside Philadelphia to have the beloved pet put to sleep. What would begin as a terrible day suddenly got brighter as the ugliest dog they had ever seen–one who was missing an ear and had half his face covered in scar tissue–ran up to them and captured their hearts. Used as bait for fighting dogs when he was just a few months old, police rescued the pup and the staff at Ardmore Animal Hospital saved his life. The Levins were unable to resist Oogy’s charms and decided to take him home.
Heartwarming and redemptive, OOGY is the story of the family who took home the dog they eventually called “Oogy” – a twist on “ugly” – and made him one of their own.
Come down to Nauset Regional Middle School this Sunday to meet Oogy and participate in a great cause for the League.