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A book we hope to produce to challenge stereotypes by illustrating the distinguished, gentle and artful nature of these amazing dogs.
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About this project 

41 Pit Bulls is a little book on a greatly misunderstood dog. It is an idea by Colby Webb, with photographs by Emmanuel André and a foreword by Lee Clow.

Our goal is to raise money to print and distribute the 41 Pit Bulls book. A book we hope to create to bring an end to pit bulls being seen as unadoptable. 

Each of the 41 dogs photographed for this book was labeled a “pit bull.” They were discriminated against. They were rescued from cruelty, neglect, isolation or a death sentence. 

Each one is now living happily and successfully in a loving home. Because accurate information and faith was enough for one person to take a chance on a pit bull and to encourage 41 others to do the same. And we believe the production and distribution of this book will provide the information and faith needed to encourage 41 more people. And 41 after that, and 41 after that. 

A little book with a big job. 

Because every dog deserves a chance at a loving and capable home. Even one that has been labeled, a “pit bull.”

Risks and challenges

The potential challenge for this project is not what happens when it is funded; a trusted studio, printer, distribution plan and studio space (for a gallery exhibit featuring the photos) are in place.

The challenge will be getting people to engage and fund the project despite the polarizing nature of the topic and the current bias against dogs labeled “pit bulls,” as a result of misinformation about the breed.

This has created a sad reality in which responsible, capable people are in many cases turned off by the anything that features a "pit bull."

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    Pledge US$ 15 or more About US$ 15

    • Receive an electronic copy of “41 Pit Bulls” once it is completed.

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    • Receive a bound copy of “41 Pit Bulls” once it is printed.

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    • Receive a signed, bound copy of “41 Pit Bulls” once it is printed. • Your name will also be printed within the "thank you" section of the book.

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    • Receive a signed, bound copy of “41 Pit Bulls” once it is printed. • You will also receive a signed and numbered print of one of the dogs featured within the book.

    • And your name will also be printed within the "thank you" section of the book. • You will also receive an invitation to the launch exhibit in New York City (date TBD).

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    • Name one of the next 41 dogs to be rescued and sponsor his or her journey. • Your pledge will enable us to tell the story of another dog disadvantaged by the label "pit bull" as he or she receives a second chance at the wonderful life they deserve. • You will receive personal updates on their rescue, their progress and their ultimate adoption into a loving and capable forever home.

    • You will also receive everything from the other pledge levels.

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