Sometimes I like dogs more than I like people, but I wasn't always this way. I never had any pets when I was growing up and I was scared of all dogs until my best friend adopted a Bull Mastiff a few years ago and I realized she wasn't big and scary, she was big and cuddly. Big dogs have gotten an undeserved bad reputation because of a few bad apples. Pit Bulls have taken the brunt of this bad stereotype and I have seen some serious mistreatment of these animals in the name of the potential violence they could, but often times have not caused.
A few local musicians have come together to help one such Pit Bull. He was recently taken away from his owner for "unjust reasons" according to the people behind this cause. I do not know the details, but I know that the dog's owner is doing everything she can to get her dog back and the legal bills are starting to stack up. To help curb these costs Marc Winter, Dan Kennedy, Emily Rose, The Gator, and Mark Dawson are playing acoustic sets and asking for donations to help with the bills. The show will be 100% free, so every dollar earned will go directly to the cause.
The benefit will be held at Sterling Lanes located ay 33200 Schoenherr Rd. in Sterling Heights. Let's pack the place with dog owners and use music to save this little guy. Kudos to all of the artists donating their time and music to the cause.
To read more on Samson's story, click here. For all of the details on this benefit show, visit the Facebook event page here. If you can't make it out to the show, but would still like to help, you can make a donation through go fund me.