In 1994, Doug James came upon a horrible sight. He found a puppy that was literally blazing from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail. James got him emergency veterinary care and adopted him as his very own to make sure he healed well.
Police found the man responsible, but he received a sentence of only 6 months in prison. James knew that animals needed a voice, and that the laws currently protecting them were not doing enough. So, he and Gucci set out to make a difference.
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After six years, Alabama law finally changed in 2000. Named Gucci’s Law, the new legislation officially made animal abuse a felony and anyone who committed such acts would face severe consequences. James and Gucci continued to advocate for animals for another ten years together, before Gucci passed away in 2010.
No one will ever forget what this amazing pair did for animals, but Gucci will now also be honored with a Documentary entitled, A Dog Named Gucci. The movie focuses on Gucci’s triumphs and how he overcame the absolute worst abuse with James’ help.
Watch the trailer here:
We thank both of them for what they’ve done.