ROWDY: HELPING KIDS WITH THE RUFF STUFF.
ROWDY was a 13-year-old black Lab with some unusual spots. The “reverse panda effect” on his face was the result of vitiligo.
Vitiligo is a skin condition that causes patches of skin to lose their pigment.
Wherever he went, Rowdy attracted attention and his owners loved to tell his story.
About half of all people with vitiligo develop it in their youth. Vitiligo can lead to low self-esteem or cause depression.
SO, THE AMERICAN VITILIGO RESEARCH FOUNDATION APPOINTED ROWDY AS A REPRESENTATIVE FOR KIDS WITH VITILIGO
HE USED HIS RARE CONDITION TO DO GOOD, AND TAUGHT CHILDREN THAT DIFFERENT CAN BE BEAUTIFUL.
THIS AWESOME POOCH STOOD UP AGAINST BULLYING AND HELPED KIDS LOVE THE SKIN THEY’RE IN.