“Once In A Lifetime” is a documentary film series exploring the human-canine bond through the lens of the ongoing controversial history surrounding pit bull dogs.
Dogs are widely consider (hu)man’s best friend. For thousands of years they have accompanied us while serving a number of purposes; Assisting in working roles such as hunting, livestock guarding and herding, as well as for general companionship.
But, since the 1980s, one type of dog has been at the center of political wars, declared a danger to the public if not appropriately regulated. They are said to be the most common dog found in dogfighting raids, and the primary villain singled-out in laws called breed specific legislation (BSL).
The dogs we are talking about are often simply called – pit bulls.
On July 6, 2006, Preston and two other dogs were taken by humane investigators during a drug bust in Akron (OH) under the suspicion they were being used in dogfighting.
They were brought to the local humane society where they were kept as evidence until the case reached a conclusion.
Estimated to be about one year of age upon arriving at the shelter, Preston was initially unavailable for any one-on-one interactions with rescues or the public due to recovering from injuries and the pending outcome of the case.
Watch the above Once In A Lifetime promotional video – “Remembering Preston” to hear what others who knew Preston best had to say.
Learn about the circumstances which forced this important film into existence by watching the above Once In A Lifetime Pitch Video.
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