Flower Power Series by Sophie Gamand

On August 15, 2014

Sophie Gamand has started a Flower Power series dedicated to the dogs grouped under the name of pit bulls. View more information and cute quotes on this Flower Power article.

“Flower Power, Pit Bulls of the Revolution” is about challenging oneself to look at pit bulls differently. They have a bad reputation and are victims or prejudices. In America, 1,000,000 pit bulls are euthanized each year. The truth is that the great majority of pit bulls are harmless and very affectionate. I realized that the imagery associated with them was always harsh and gritty. They were always portrayed as badasses. I myself was prejudiced until I realized you can’t judge an entire group based on a few bad elements. So I took a different route, to invite people to look from a different perspective.

All the dogs featured are currently waiting for their forever homes in New York through 3 rescue groups. They are all fantastic dogs and the names of the dogs are the file names.

BABY and CALI sophiegamand.com / Via nyanimalrescue.org

SWEETHEART and FANCY sophiegamand.com / Via nycsecondchancerescue.org
Sweetheart was probably treated poorly in her past. She is missing some of her front teeth from either being filed down or ripped out. Due to this, she doesn’t like many hard treats because it is hard for her to enjoy them. She’s a very loving and affectionate dog.

LUCY and EUROPA sophiegamand.com / Via animalhavenshelter.org
Europa came from the city shelter with her 9 puppies. Lucy was abandoned at a vet’s office when she could not use her back legs anymore. The shelter took her in, she had surgery and everybody is working hard for her to walk again!

Sophie has created a social media campaign around the series, inviting everyone to post a picture of their pet with flowers (or wearing flowers!) and use the #PitBullFlowerPower as a sign of support for shelter pit bulls, fighting prejudices and to remember the 1,000,000 pit bulls we euthanize each year in America. This hashtag works on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

If you’re interested in a 2015 calendar, she is also selling these beautiful prints with all proceeds going towards the 3 rescue groups that’s part of the project. For more information, the link to the US store is at Striking Paws Shoot Proof. This calendar will be released in September.

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