In this Sunday, March 3, 2012 photo, Lori Weise, left, and Akasha, a rescued pit bull, oversees a training and obedience class with volunteers and students in downtown Los Angeles. Weise created ... more 
In this Sunday, March 3, 2012 photo, Lori Weise, left, and Akasha, a rescued pit bull, oversees a training and obedience class with volunteers and students in downtown Los Angeles. Weise created Downtown Dog Rescue 16 years ago in the back of a furniture factory on the edge of Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles to help the homeless with their dogs. Since the early days of the rescue she has paid for thousands of surgeries and placed or fostered thousands of dogs and provided meals for man and mutt. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) less 
1 / 5
Associated Press | Photo By Richard Vogel
Tue, Apr 10, 2012 3:39 PM EDT