Hundreds of dogs come with Animal Planet to NBT Bank Stadium


you looked around you at Sunday's Chiefs game at NBT Bank Stadium, you might think that we were already into the dog days of summer.

Paul Baxter was on of the fans who brought his dog out to Dog Lovers Day. "My dog loves people so it gives her a chance to see people and have other people pay attention to her other than me," says Baxter.

Dogs were in the spotlight as Animal Planet filed an episode of "Pit bulls and Parolees" at the ballpark. The show pairs pit bulls with parolees at the Villalobus Rescue Center in California. Fans were able to get autographs and take pictures with the cast, as well as hear stories about how dogs have helped to turn around their lives.

Earl Moffett is from the cast of the Animal Planet show. "I come from a real rough background. I spent a lot of time incarcerated. I think this show has helped me better my life. Being a part of Villalobos Rescue Center, I wouldn't have it no other way," says Moffett.

Sunday's game was also about how those at the ballpark could help dogs in need. Local organizations Helping Hounds, the DeWitt Animal Hospital and Recyclable were all on hand to talk to people interested in adopting a new best friend, helping to give some dogs the attention they deserve.

Tracy Romano brought six dogs with her today with Helping Hounds. "Keep saving dogs, keep loving them while they're looking for their forever homes. Keep making sure we find the right homes to put them into. They're like our movie stars to the people in the rescue community here," says Romano.