Please help us raise money for this "bait dog" . . .

Real Estate Broker/Owner with the Wallace Consulting Group

Please take a minute to read about this dog who was left by the side of road... he could use all of our help. . .


The Boston Globe recently featured a story on an abused dog that was found severely injured, left on the side of the road.

She is believed to have been a “bait dog”, used to test the strength of other dogs in dog fighting. Fortunately, a passerby found her and helped get her the care she needed. But the dog, now named Turtle, will have a long road of recovery ahead. She will need to be quarantined for six months due to her bite injuries, and will need rehabilitation before she can be adopted into a home.

Leslie Mann, a Realtor at Hallmark Sotheby’s International Realty, was so upset by the story that she decided she had to do something to help raise money for the dogs’ medical care. She is hosting a spinning “party” a at Spynergy Cycling Studio in Wellesley on Saturday, January 16 from 11am-12pm. Please come join her, enjoy some great music, get a terrific spin workout and help support this sweet dog. “Turtle has suffered untold cruelty and we hope that this little event will help her have a happy and healthy life ahead” said Mann.

100% of the spin event proceeds will be donated directly to the Animal Rescue League for Turtle’s care. Spynergy Cycling Studio has generously donated use of its spinning studio and its instructor’s time for this event.

In addition, she’s selling “I Heart Turtle Dog” t-shirts for $15.00 to raise additional funds for the shelter. These were generously donated by Merry Perry Design of Quincy. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the Animal Rescue League.

To buy a seat in our spin class to support Turtle, please sign up at or send a $20 check made out to the Animal Rescue League of Boston and mail it to:

Hallmark Sotheby’s International Realty

Attn: Fund for Turtle Dog

11 Grove Street Hopkinton, MA 01748

To purchase a t-shirt, please email with the quantity and size of shirts or visit

Please spread the word about this fundraising event to your friends and family . . .


Photo courtesy of Amelia Hughes, photographer and Animal Rescue League Volunteer                                                                                                                                                                        

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