The Amigo Story

AMIGO was a former stray 'Bahamian Potcake' found starving and diseased on Grand Bahama Island. Rescued and rehabilitated, he became 'poster dog' for The Humane Society of Grand Bahama's 'National Awareness Campaign' on the importance of Spay/Neuter and the care and treatment of animals, going on to become a superstar in The Bahamas and Ambassador of Hope on behalf of challenged animals everywhere.

 

HSUS President Wayne Pacelle, Frances Hayward, and Amigo
Taking his message abroad, AMIGO lived an amazing, madcap, purposeful life, hobnobbing with celebrities, partnering with the Humane Society of the United States in the BEKIND Campaign, appearing on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, featured in magazine and newspaper articles, flying across America in his very own first class seat as a 'celebrity pet,' receiving the Ambassador of Goodwill award from ARF (Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons) presented by film star Alec Baldwin, starring in two Mardi Gras Parades, appearing in Public Service Announcements along with HSUS President Wayne Pacelle and Hip Hop Impresario Russell Simmons, receiving the Hollywood Life Breakthrough Award from actress Alicia Silverstone, commandeering his own Rescue Mission, "The Amigo Express" after Hurricane Katrina, and walking the catwalk in fashion shows to benefit homeless animals, only to finally succumb in Septemeber 2007 after a brave battle with cancer.

 

The AMIGO Commemorative Stamp, based on a painting by Bahamian artist Alton Lowe

On May 1, 2009 an AMIGO Commemorative Stamp based on a painting by renowned Bahamian artist Alton Lowe, was issued by the Governnent of the Bahamas, a fitting tribute to this gallant little dog who, 'in his own sweet way' was able to make a difference...


AMIGO'S FUND has been established to keep AMIGO'S wonderful legacy alive by giving others like him a chance, thus perpetuating his 'mission' of making the world a better and kinder place for us all.


Amigo is presented the Hollywood Life Breakthrough of the Year Award. Present with Amigo are actress Alicia Silverstone, actor Eddie Griffin, Frances Hayward, and Amigo's trainer Bill Grimmer.
Amigo at Mardi Gras