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A Dog Named Gucci (2015)

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A feature-length documentary about a puppy set on fire & the man who rescued him. Together they changed Alabama's abuse laws.


Gorman Bechard


Gorman Bechard



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A DOG NAMED GUCCI tells the story of a 10-week old puppy named Gucci who was hung by his neck, doused with lighter fluid, and set afire. Doug James, standing on his porch nearby, heard the puppy's cries and ran to help. He scared away the thugs and at the request of Gucci's 15-year-old runaway owner, took the dog in for the night. Thus began a 16-year odyssey of devotion and perseverance. Together with local legislators, Doug and Gucci would see the "Gucci Bill" passed, changing the laws in Alabama, making domestic animal abuse a felony. Gucci would go from being a survivor to a rock star, the face of animal abuse in the south. And together they proved one voice can make a difference and that justice really is a dog's best friend. Written by Gorman Bechard

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A Very Powerful, Inspiring and Emotional Movie
23 January 2016 | by mdsmeck-99058See all my reviews

I got involved in fighting for more protections for our companion animals after learning about the story of Ohio's Nitro approximately 6 years ago...

I truly felt the pain and frustration as each story was chronicled, especially that of Doug James in his 6 year ordeal in trying to get Gucci's Law passed, as it took Liz and Nitro's Ohio Army 5 years to get the language of Nitro's Law made of part of the Ohio Revised Code...

A Dog Named Gucci was very well done, not showing a bunch of gruesome, horrific images, but only enough to show how each dog was affected by the abuse they endured...

The film takes you through a myriad of emotions, an 84 minute roller coaster ride from laughing and smiling to tears streaming down your face from both feeling the pain that has been inflicted upon the dogs and their owners / rescuers to tears of triumphant joy...

A Dog Named Gucci clearly sends a message that we all have the ability to Speak Up. Step Up. Do Something. whether that be as simple as sharing a Facebook page or writing, calling, emailing or visiting your legislators...

This film renewed my energy and let me know that what I have been doing and continue to so is worthwhile and there is still very much to do to change laws in an attempt to deter the atrocities committed against our furry family members...

The FBI gets that animal abuse leads to further human aggression, why can't our legislators understand this. Why is it so difficult, in the State of Ohio to get any bill animal related passed? Regardless of the frustrations and anger I feel towards this legislative body, I will continue to fight for our companion animals and do my part to try to make this world a better place...

Thank you Gorman for visiting this topic, which is so near and dear to my heart and is my passion. After speaking with you in person, I know it is your passion as well...

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