Colorado dog wins a million dollars that will help less fortunate!

Posted By elaine on November 28, 2009

"Dr. Papidies' " million dollar looks will help thousands of less fortunate dogs here in Colorado.  Courtesy: KUSA-TV

"Dr. Papidies' " million dollar looks will help thousands of less fortunate dogs here in Colorado. Courtesy: KUSA-TV

A little Chihuahua’s million dollar  looks will soon help a lot of  dogs in Colorado.  The adorable pooch from Parker won the “cutest dog competition” from the All American Pet Brands Company.   The prize for winning; one million dollars!  But Instead of keeping the money, his owner decided to give it away.

Dr. Leslie Capin told KUSA-TV in Denver that she entered her dog “Dr. Papidies” in the competition more than 12 weeks ago “Never in my wildest, wildest dreams did I imagine that he would beat 60,000 dogs across the country to be crowned the million dollar dog!” she said.

Capin’s little superstar was rescued from a puppy mill. He was given to Dr. Leslie Capin by one of her friends.  So Capin promised herself if she won, she would donate all of the money to two animal shelters in Colorado. The Max Fund would receive $500,000 and The Dumb Friends League would receive the other $500,000.

The shelters told KUSA-TV about just how much this gift means.  “It’s really going to make a difference for thousands of animals in our community. We care for over 25,000 pets every year,” said Kristina Vourax with the Dumb Friends League.

“It’s such a great gift that Leslie gave, that Dr. Papadies gave. He is the cutest dog, but what it represents is amazing,” said Heidi Hahn with the Max Fund.

“This is like the perfect time to be able to give a million dollars where it’s really needed to o all those little furry friends of Papidies!” Capin said.  Now if you would like to watch the KUSA-TV interview with Drs. Capin and Papidies click on this link!

http://www.9news.com/news/local/article.aspx?storyid=127792&catid=346

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