Face painting at the 2016 Pigs & Pedals BBQ Competition is brought to you by The Fort. Face painting is provided free to children. Donations are greatly appreciated.
The Fort was founded in North Carolina in 2012 by Jake Gardner, formerly of Villalobos Rescue Center and Animal Planets’ hit TV show “Pit Bulls and Parolees.” The Fort is a non-discriminatory Pit Bull Rescue with the motto Fortitudine Vincimus, which is Latin for “By Endurance We Conquer.” While their focus is primarily the American Pit Bull Terrier, they never discriminate against any dog based on breed. The Fort is serving animals in an area of North Carolina where over 30,000 dogs enter into the local shelters every year, where unfortunately the vast majority doesn’t stand a chance. The Fort-Fortitudine Vincimus Rescue Center is a no kill rescue dedicated to alleviating the suffering of all dogs. Their focus is rescuing and adopting animals to loving homes that are looking to welcome a new member to the family. They believe in the humane treatment of all breeds and animals, no matter how large or small. For more information on The Fort, see their website at http://www.thefortrescue.org/