A little over a month ago, Ace, a 2-year-old female Lab mix, was an orphaned pup dropped off at the St. Tammany Parish animal shelter in Lacombe.
Her former owners needed to part ways with the black beauty because she is said to have an issue with seizures, and the family couldn’t afford her care.
Fast forward to October: Ace is still in the shelter, but now she’s also an unorthodox champion for breast cancer awareness.
Like some other shelter pups, has taken on a new role wearing pink accessories to help promote breast cancer awareness as part of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s annual “Geaux Pink” campaign in October.
When it comes to promoting a cause amid the chaos of COVID-19 and ongoing mandates, it’s all about creativity, said Erica Kelt, director of development for the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington, and finding novel ways to