Angels of Assisi is proud to announce a Roanoke screening of the popular documentary “Beyond the Myth: A Film About Breed Discrimination” on Friday, January 11 at 7:00pm in Roanoke College’s Olin Recital Hall. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from Angels of Assisi’s Web site, www.AngelsofAssisi.org. Unfairly known as violent killers, Pit Bulls have suffered from the stigma of negative media coverage that has led to city-wide bans across the country. This breed-specific legislation has torn pets away from families, and killed thousands of innocent dogs in cities like Denver, Miami, Cincinnati, and San Francisco. The film investigates the myths associated with these breeds, challenges the idea that they are inherently vicious, and presents eye-opening research regarding the media’s role in influencing people’s opinion on dog attacks. Stripping away the preconceptions to show the loving companions they can be, Beyond the Myth is an important, must see film for all dog lovers. Angels of Assisi is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and care of all living creatures. They provide reduced cost medical care to companion animals with special emphasis on spaying and neutering to prevent pet overpopulation. They provide shelter, care and sustenance to companion and domesticated farm animals in need, including an adoption center for homeless dogs and cats and a farm animal sanctuary. With community support, accomplishments to date include: 75,000 low cost spay and neuter surgeries 6500 low cost wellness visits 3500 feral cat sterilizations 5000 adoptions 800 animals rescued from puppy mills, animal control seizures, and hoarding cases Angels of Assisi’s mission is to educate the public that companion and farm animals are not objects for human use but are living, sentient creatures deserving respect and kindness.
Submitted by Angels of Assisi