In October of 2008, Daniela Sodero and Kurt Pattison travelled overseas to Johannesburg, South Africa to do a pilot training program of Brad Pattison's 6Legs to Fitness™ classes. The project was a success to which Brad, Daniela and Kurt returned to South Africa this past February to certify five 6Legs to Fitness™ Instructors who are now conducting classes in the Gauteng Region. To contact a 6Legs to Fitness™ Instructor directly, please visit our South African Classes page.
During their visit, they had the opportunity to go to De Wildt Cheetah & Wildlife Trust, where they observed not only cheetahs, but Painted Dogs, otherwise known as South African Wild Dogs.
Through Brad's intrigue and desire to learn more about these endangered animals, he found a connection to Dr. Greg Rasmussen, Director of the Painted Dog Conservation in Zimbabwe.
Dr. Rasmussen, recently was part of short documentary on an undercover investigation on the illegal trade of Painted Dogs. Below is a link to this 20 minute documentary, which will shed some light on the tragedy of what is happening to these dogs, and why Brad Pattison Entertainment Corp. is wishing to be a part of the solution to help save these canines from extinction.
Painted Dog Leash and Collar line
In our efforts to help educate people and protect these amazing dogs, we are proud to have created the Painted Dog leash and collar line. Three dollars from each leash and collar sold will be donated directly to the Painted Dog Conservation Centre in Zimbabwe. You can also view the Painted Dog line in the Shop and for further information on the Painted Dog Centre click here.
If you would like to donate to the Painted Dog Conservation Centre, click the image below