Film by Angie Ruiz explores the important role dogs play in the lives of people and the advances being made in the field of canine cancer

 

Forever Faithful, a film by Angie Ruiz, is scheduled to screen at the Mayan Theater on June 7, 2017, the filmmaker announced today. Forever Faithful is a documentary film exploring the eternal bonds that exist between humans and their dogs and the important advances being made in the field of canine cancer.  The screening is free and open to the public.

Ruiz is a documentary filmmaker and dog-lover based in Los Angeles, Calif. Her first documentary, Black Beauty Breed, profiled the Rottweiler and highlighted their intelligence and history as a working dog. During the filming of Black Beauty Breed, Ruiz learned that the Rottweiler and other large breed dogs are prone to bone cancer.  She was deeply affected when her own dog was diagnosed with osteosarcoma and created the film Forever Faithful to help raise canine cancer awareness and support canine cancer research initiatives.

“This film highlights the advances being made in the field of canine cancer and the extraordinary veterinary treatments available to dogs,” stated Ruiz. “Several dogs are introduced in the film and their stories of resilience, survival and service to their communities will delight dog fans everywhere.”

Forever Faithful features two dogs from Colorado – Brutus and Squirt, both Rottweilers. Brutus made national headlines as only the second dog ever to receive four prosthetic legs from Denver-based OrthoPets. Brutus’ rehabilitation was managed by the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital and their work is featured in the film.  The film also features Squirt, a Rottweiler from Colorado, who fought bone cancer with an advanced treatment called immunotherapy. Immunotherapy helps the immune system fight cancer, thus inhibiting tumor growth. As a result of the success seen in dogs like Squirt, immunotherapy is now available to treat different types of cancer in humans.

Forever Faithful will screen at the Mayan Theatre at 110 Broadway in Denver, Colo. on June 7, 2017, at 7 p.m. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance via Eventbrite. To  view the movie trailer, visit https://vimeo.com/203730245.

After screening in several locations across the country, Forever Faithful will be available on DVD, iTunes, Hulu, and Netflix later in 2017.  For more information, visit www.foreverfaithfulmovie.com or on Facebook.

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About Angie Ruiz

Angie Ruiz is a documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles, Calif. Her first documentary, Black Beauty Breed, profiled the Rottweiler highlighting their intelligence and history as a working dog. She fell in love with the breed after rescuing a Rottweiler in 2007 and created the film to give the Rottweiler a fair and more balanced portrayal in the media.  The film screened in multiple cities worldwide and garnered domestic and international distribution. Black Beauty Breed has played an active role in redefining the Rottweiler’s image in the media; accurate terms such as “working breed” and “intelligent” are now more commonly used when describing them.  During the filming of Black Beauty Breed, Ruiz learned that the Rottweiler and other large breed dogs are prone to bone cancer.  She was deeply affected when her own dog was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. She created Forever Faithful to help raise canine cancer awareness and support canine cancer research initiatives.

 

 

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