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4You: Celebrated rescue dog involved in nationwide contest for good cause

Published: Mar. 17, 2021 at 9:32 PM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - A four-legged local celebrity is involved in a national contest to raise money for a good cause and he needs your help to win. In January 2020, Bowie the Bully was found locked in a cage and thrown in a dumpster. He was starving and in need of serious medical attention. He was rescued, grew stronger each day in his recovery and began to thrive. He was adopted and today, is doing better than ever.

Bowie, a pit bull-boxer mix is a semifinalist in the “America’s Favorite Pet” competition. There is still time to vote for Bowie. You can do so here: VOTE FOR BOWIE.

Stephanie McCurdy with the Wichita Animal Action League said Bowie has become a mascot of sorts for rescue pets. WAAL hopes that Bowie winning the contest will allow it to do even more good, helping to rescue pets in the community and helping them find forever homes. If Bowie is recognizes as “America’s Favorite Pet,” he’ll win $5,000 in prize money, which he’ll donate to WAAL. Voting ends at 10 p.m. Thursday (March 18).

“Bowie is feeling pretty good about it,” McCurdy said. “He’s got a good amount of followers on Instagram and on Facebook. HIs story is something that touched everybody’s heart because it was very publicized here in the Wichita area when he was found. And his actual rescue story and how he’s overcome that, and he’s using that to be able to help in the rescue community.”

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