First Giant George Service Day to honor world's biggest dog - Tucson News Now

First Giant George Service Day to honor world's biggest dog

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Giant George was the lovable Great Dane best known to everybody as the "World's Biggest Dog" But to Dave and Christie Nasser, he was their "baby" who filled the lives of everyone he met with endless happiness before he passed away on October 17, 2013, one month before his eighth birthday. 

Supervisor Ray Carroll is acknowledging Giant George's philanthropic spirit by promoting Sunday, November 17, as Giant George Service Day. 

In the spirit of Giant George's mission to find loving homes for homeless animals, this special day comes on the heels of the Board of Supervisors' unanimous vote last Tuesday to expand shelter facilities at the Pima Animal Care Center to relieve overcrowding.

In honor of George's eighth birthday, the public and their pets are asked to honor his spirit by giving their time and/or money to an animal cause that is important to them.  Later that afternoon, the public and their pets are invited to join Team Giant George and Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll to celebrate the First Annual "Giant George Service Day" at Bookmans Sports Exchange at the Rancho Center (3330 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85716) between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. 

As a ‘thank you' for everyone's efforts, Team Giant George will be raffling off "pawtographed" copies of Dave Nasser's book, "Giant George: Life with the World's Biggest Dog" every 15 minutes during the event.

Also at the event, will be The Humane Society, Pima Animal Care Center, Hermitage Cat Shelter, and Azmira: The Holistic Animal Care Shoppes, providing information as well as treats for pets.  Eegee's will be giving out free eegee's.

For those who can't make it to the event on November 17, from November 11 through 17, all the Bookmans locations in Pima County will be drop off locations for pet food/supply donations; to be distributed to local animal causes and charitable organizations.

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