Presenting Blitz: spcaLA’s Puppy Player in Puppy Bowl IX

LOS ANGELES, CA – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) is participating in Super Bowl Sunday’s main event: the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet! Blitz, a puppy from spcaLA’s P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center in Long Beach is spcaLA’s entrant in Puppy Bowl IX. The Puppy Bowl airs February 3rd at 3pm E/P on Animal Planet.

Blitz was only 6 weeks old when she flew to New York City for the Puppy Bowl taping. The happy-go-lucky Terrier flew in a plane, rode in a taxi and took a subway all within 24 hours! Upon her return to Los Angeles, Blitz was adopted. She is happy in her new home and is the Most Valuable Puppy (MVP) in the eyes of her new family.

Last year, spcaLA broke onto the Puppy Bowl scene with Fumble, a Chihuahua/Terrier mix who won the coveted MVP in 2012. The first-ever entry from the great state of California, Fumble outshined 30 other dogs from rescues around the country with his high-spirited play and multiple touchdowns.

“Of course, we’re all rooting for Blitz to stand out at Puppy Bowl IX,” said spcaLA President, Madeline Bernstein. “But MVP or no, she is happy, safe and healthy thanks to the hard work and dedication of spcaLA staff, volunteers and supporters.”

Blitz, like many of spcaLA’s outstanding puppies, came to the spcaLA as a stray. spcaLA would like to remind those seeking an animal companion to adopt. Visit spcaLA’s two pet adoption centers or a local shelter. You may find a TV star, like Blitz!

spcaLA thanks Virgin America, for generously donating airfare for Blitz and her human companion, as well as The Bentley Hotel for providing discounted accommodations for team spcaLA.

For more info, please contact Ana Bustilloz at abustilloz@spcaLA.com or 323-730-5300 x252 or cell 323-707-1271.

About spcaLA
spcaLA is an independent, nonprofit animal welfare organization serving Southern California since 1877. There is no national SPCA, parent organization, or umbrella group that provides financial support to spcaLA. Donations run programs and services including Cruelty Investigation, Disaster Animal Response Team, Humane Education, and a variety of shelter services.

About Virgin America
Headquartered in California, Virgin America offers guests attractive fares and a host of innovative features aimed at reinventing air travel. In just over five years flying, Virgin America was named “Best Domestic Airline” in the Condé Nast Traveler 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 ‘Readers’ Choice’ Awards and “Best Domestic Airline’ in Travel + Leisure’s 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 ‘World’s Best’ Awards. The airline’s base of operations is San Francisco International Airport (SFO)’s sleek and sustainable new Terminal 2. The airline’s new aircraft offer interactive in-flight entertainment systems and power outlets near every seat. Virgin America offers Gogo™ WiFi on every flight and hosts the largest in-flight entertainment library in the North American skies via the touch-screen Red™ platform. For more: www.virginamerica.com

About the Bentley Hotel
The Bentley Hotel transcends the average midtown hotel experience – gridlocked traffic, blaring horns, pedestrians packed like sardines – by offering an oasis of comfort and convenience overlooking the East River and the majestic 59th Street Bridge. Enjoy the unmatched convenience of the Bentley Hotel’s midtown location, a short walk from Bloomingdale’s, Central Park and the historic 5thAvenue shopping district, while preserving your sanity away from the epicenter of teeth-rattling activity. The Bentley provides boutique NYC hotel style and flair, with 197 richly appointed guest rooms infused with European elegance and sophistication. The more tangible modern comforts of Frette linens, 32-inch flat-screen LCD televisions, and skin care amenities by LATHER are also included with each room. And the breathtaking view of the skyline at dusk from the Rooftop Restaurant & Bar will make your stay in this midtown Manhattan hotel a memorable one! www.hotelbentleynewyork.com