Why should this person or animal be a PetPartners Animaltarian of the Year?
Deb Brown is the driving force behind Bullies Without Borders, a 9 member group that raises money to support bull terrier rescue. 100% of proceeds go to various BT rescue groups across North America to finance care and the often enormous vet bills encountered as these dogs await their forever homes. Deb has been involved in bull terrier rescue for many years through fostering, transport, fundraising and having the distinction of personally adopting many 'foster failures'...dogs she fostered and that could not be placed. One in particular is Googooma who Deb rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm. Deb, her husband Joe and some members of BWB have over the past few years traveled at their own expense to attend BT shows to promote the cause and raise money. Sadly, Joe became ill and passed away last year...even through that most difficult of times and grief Deb still found it in her heart to continue working to help bullies in need. She is my hero and I am proud to say, my friend.
If this person or animal was selected, what would they do with the $5,000?
The money would be distributed to bull terrier rescue organizations to pay for housing, feeding and vet care associated with the care of bull terriers that have been surrendered or turned in as they await placement in their forever homes.