Nitro’s story part of dog abuse film being screened in Boardman

BOARDMAN TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – Local dog lovers who want to see stronger animal abuse laws will want to see this movie.

The screening of “A Dog Named Gucci” at 7:00 p.m. Friday at Movies 8 on Route 224 in Boardman Township benefits the local Animal Charity organization and Legacy Dog Rescue.

The film actually tells the terrible experiences of four different dogs including Nitro, the dog left to starve at a Youngstown kennel back in 2008. Nitro’s owners from New York will be in attendance.

Each of the stories leads to changes in the law in the states where the abuse took place. Five years after Nitro died, the first-ever animal abuse felony law was passed in Ohio.

Organizers stress that, despite the horrific stories, there are no graphic images in the movie. Director Gorman Bechard won the 2015 ASPCA Media Excellence Award for his work on this film.

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