For Immediate Release

The 2017 Truck Nationals Has Gone to the Dogs – Adopt, Donate, Love and be Entertained

Meet Libre the Miracle Rescue Dog and Join Carlisle Events in Supporting a Great Cause
Friday, July 14, 2017

The group of enthusiasts who call the Carlisle Truck Nationals home each August are the type that will give you the shirt off their back, change your tire if you had a flat, or help an animal in need. It's that caring and giving nature that makes a special visit from local annual rescue group Speranza a reality during the August 4-6 weekend at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds.

Speranza Animal Rescue is Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania based and has been taking in, rehabbing and rescuing animals for many years. Their role and visibility in the rescue community shot to a whole new level in 2016 however, with the rescue and life-saving rehabilitation efforts of Libre the dog.

Libre, a Boston Terrier, was found discarded from a puppy mill, emaciated, sick and malnourished. Taken in by Speranza, Libre was given not only a new lease on life, but with the help of his human caretakers, helped usher in stricter laws statewide related to animal care and abuse.

With his star still shining bright and his life filled with love and happiness due in part to Speranza, he and some of his furry adoptable friends will appear at this year's Carlisle Truck Nationals.

The whole crew, Libre included, will be at Carlisle all weekend taking donations in support of their cause and raising awareness, all while giving families and show guests a chance to interact with some pretty cool pups ready to find their new forever home. You may just find your new best friend!

Carlisle Events and Pepsi encourage everyone to stop by their location near Building R to learn more and drop off your donation. Blankets, food, toys, cash…any donation counts! With every donation, Pepsi will offer a coupon for a free fountain drink valid at any participating food vendor open during Carlisle Truck Nationals weekend. It's a win-win for all at Carlisle starting August 4.

Libre and Speranza aren’t the only dogs coming to Carlisle. Their location near Building R and the Carlisle Events Family Fun Zone is the perfect complement to even more furry fun with Lawrence Frederick and his Disc-Connected K9s. Lawrence and his frisbee loving dogs are world champions many times over and best of all, his pups are rescues too. Frederick also operates a rescue and adoption program in his home state of Florida.

Complete event information, as well as links to details about Speranza, Disc-Connected K9s, the event itself, links to register a truck, purchase single day/weekend tickets and more can be found at or by calling 717-243-7855.

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Journalist note: Information about Carlisle Events, its event listings, auction offerings and the Carlisle Expo Center is available to journalists by phone:

Michael Garland
Public Relations Manager
717-243-7855 ext. 133

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