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Ed Attanasio

Ed Attanasio is an automotive journalist based in San Francisco. Ed enjoys sports of all kinds and is a part time stand-up comedian.

 

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Tuesday, 05 January 2021 23:20

Day Job/Night Job: Tim Morgan Rescues Pits and Pursues Politics

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Tim Morgan, his wife, Penny, and daughters, Samantha and Grace, started Second Chance Ranch in St. Charles, IL, and converted an old barn into a kennel. Tim Morgan, his wife, Penny, and daughters, Samantha and Grace, started Second Chance Ranch in St. Charles, IL, and converted an old barn into a kennel.

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...local news clips and other footage to illustrate the problem. In the film, Daisy is adopted by the Morgan family and becomes an integral part of their lives.

 

There's a lot of misinformation out there about pit bulls, so Morgan began using Daisy to show the world the truth about the breed.

 

“Whenever someone gets bit, the media latches on to it and won’t let go,” he said. “It’s hard to dispel that, but from my experience, this is one of the gentlest breeds you’ll ever encounter. Pit bulls can fight if they are trained to do so, but in the end, all they want to do is please their owners. I tell people that the only time Daisy barks is when she wants to jump up on the bed and sleep with us.

 

“We are committed to helping our animals,” Morgan said. “Seeing a need for an energetic, nonprofit to support our community's pit bull population, we formed our organization to provide sensible solutions. We take our convictions and turn them into action.

 

"Sometimes our connections can find a home for a pet before the animal needs to change housing. We currently have a rescue that will allow our babies to venture in and out to over 3 acres while protecting them from the elements and giving each one their own independent space, while additionally giving us indoor space for training and support of our furry friends.”

 

Saving dogs’ lives is a passion but it’s also a job. Whenever Morgan and his family take on any pit bull, they make certain to lead with care, concern and proper training. It can also add up financially, with visits to the vet to make sure they are current on their boosters and medications.

 

“Members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us do good work,” he said. “Using community-driven models, we take actions that make a long-lasting difference."

 

In his second endeavor, Morgan is running for trustee in the Village of Campton Hills, IL, as a write-in candidate for an election on Feb. 23. His message is clear and concise.

 

“I will support the community, not a personal agenda,” he said. “We need someone who will listen and support your ideas, fight for the needs of your community and...


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