This past year, I visited Louisiana for the first time. I walked the streets of New Orleans and the Lower 9th Ward and witnessed for myself the devastation left behind by Katrina. It had been 5 years and still, the people and their pets were suffering. Pit Bulls are the most abundant and neglected breed of dog in the area. With little to no resources for these dogs, we vowed to step in and help. Thanks to a grant given by the Pearl Family Foundation, we can finally begin our project. Today Jake and Mando and a group of spicey Southern gals, rescued "Noelle" from a shelter in Baton Rouge. As I type this she is now resting quietly in her own hotel room (well she has to share it with Jake and Mando), awaiting her journey back to Villalobos where she will await for a new family to adopt her. Anyone out there looking for their own Southern Belle?