Hercules visits Sula holiday event Dec. 17




I thought a dog-focused holiday event sounded fun, especially when I saw the Sula Foundation’s celebration at the New Orleans Healing Center (2372 St. Claude Ave.) Dec. 17 features PIT BULL CAROLING. What could be better, I thought. Pet some dogs, hear a different take on some yuletide songs, and see what else there is.

The free event is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be arts and crafts vendors (holiday shopping), food (healthy from Fatoush), live music (by humans), PIT BULL CAROLING and more.

That “more” is a free screening of the new holiday movie Hercules Saves Christmas and an appearance by the film’s stars Shortie Rossi, who also produced the film, and Hercules, a dog whose Christmas assignment is to pick a child (in this case a 12-year-old orphan boy) from Santa’s “naughty” list and give him a chance to earn his way onto the “nice” list. It’s a 90-minute family film that aired on Animal Planet earlier this month, and has parents (at least on the movie’s Facebook page asking where to buy a copy of the movie.

If you're considering adding a pet to your household, visit the event and take a look at the dogs available for adoption.

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