Ayse is a trail blazer of sorts. She came back to Oakland after we met during BR-related work in Ohio, just as Cleveland was getting ready to make some progressive changes in its animal laws and policies. Such an exciting time! When she hit the internet, she signaled to everyone that something really wonderful was happening back in her birthplace. Her adopters Rudy and Jarvia are holding a sign in honor of the city leaders who stuck their necks out for dogs like her in 2011. By removing their BSL and opening their shelter doors to pit bull adoptions, Cleveland became a safer, more humane community and dogs following Ayse now have a second chance at life.
This girl symbolizes big change to many people, but to Rudy and Jarvia, she simply represents family -- As she should! Now an Oaklander for keeps, Ayse's adopters adore their bouncy vixen and tell us that she's brought love and a whole lot of laughter to their home.
For a peek into Ayse's foster home adventures, check out her Blog, written by foster mom Ana.