On Monday Aug 6th, St. Martin's Animal Foundation was on Good Day LA to do the Adopt-A-Pet segment. Sky and her team had rescued a stray mama dog named Peanut, who delivered 4 brindle puppies. All of the puppies were very sweet, but due to their brindle coats, some families got turned off.
The brindle sometimes means they have a pit bull mix. Even though mama was a pit mix, she was super friendly, and wasn't aggressive at all. When you touched her pups, she liked it.
St. Martin's Animal Foundation has rescued thousands of Pit Bulls since 1999. The rescue team knows that pits have a bad rap, and get into the wrong hands all the time. The injustice done to pit bulls with tethering, beating, starving and over-breeding is criminal. Yet year after year the abuse continues.
While we were waiting for our puppies to be featured, a nice lady named Kim asked me if she could hold one of the pups. She was hanging out in the green room with her son and a girlfriend.
The puppy held onto Kim tightly, you could tell the pup wanted to go home with her too. We exchanged numbers, and spoke that afternoon about adoptions. Kim was very busy with a children's fundraiser, so a few days went by before we could meet. We finally made a plan, and even though her family was visiting for a funeral, she made the time.
As my friend Linda Baca and I drove up to meet her, we noticed the plates on her car, they read : "Missing Ron" I figured Ron was her hubby in the army.
When Kim stepped out of the car, you could tell she was excited, and so was her son who was patently sitting in the back seat. Then her father came out of the car, and right away I knew I had seen him before. He was very nice, and introduced himself to us. I whispered to Kim, is your dad an actor? Her father's face was unique, and he had a mustache right out of an old western movie.
She humbly smiled and said 'no he's not an actor, you may have seen our trial, my brother was Ronald Goldman' I jumped up and gave her a hug.... even though we didn't really know each-other our family felt very much a part of the OJ Simpson trial. When the verdict was given, we cried with them.
I thought to myself, isn't it amazing how life works. Here I am complaining about the injustice done to Pit Bulls, and we just adopted a wonderful pit mix pup to the Goldman family. If anyone knows injustice, it's them.
Since then Kim has sent us cute family photos, and has offered give me some fundraising tips for a new rescue truck......LIFE IS GOOD.
St. Martin's Animal Rescue