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Pitbull and “Monster Elf” Louis Vuitton poses with members of area motorcycle associations and Elmore County Humane Shelter Executive Director Rea Cord Saturday afternoon as part of a donation drive to support the humane shelter. Special to the Herald
Pitbull and “Monster Elf” Louis Vuitton poses with members of area motorcycle associations and Elmore County Humane Shelter Executive Director Rea Cord Saturday afternoon as part of a donation drive to support the humane shelter. Special to the Herald

Louis Vuitton, area bikers spread holiday cheer at county humane shelter

Published 11:20am Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The River Region’s most notable pit bull Louis Vuitton served as Santa’s Helper along with members of three motorcycle groups from the region Saturday afternoon.

Louis Vuitton, who made national news after he was set on fire and brutally beaten by his former owner in 2007, was dubbed a “monster elf” to represent the national “I’m Not a Monster” initiative to collect treats, blankets and other donations for the Elmore County Humane Shelter.

Louis Vuitton was one of more than 30 dogs across the country to take park in the shelter drives as part of the “I’m Not a Monster” initiative.

A number of boxes and bags of goodies  and more than $100 cash were donated and delivered by members of the motorcycle groups The Predators, Banditos and Pistoleros as well as independent riders and friends.

“This kind of support is what keeps us going not only actually and financially, but emotionally,” said Rea Cord, executive director of the Elmore County Humane Shelter.

Louis represents the abused “Monsters” who are fighting for tougher laws against animal abusers.

Juan Daniels, who abused Louis, was convicted of animal cruelty and sentenced to 9 1/2 years in prison.

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