The pup who was born without a foot has been helping us spread a message of tolerance and acceptance at local schools. "TODAY" spread that message even further Tuesday.
From the moment he was born 11 months ago, Pirelli's life has been nothing short of extraordinary. Now he's getting a fourth foot from the prosthetics specialists who inspired "Dolphin Tale."
Hangar Inc. was so moved by our morning show mascot's mission to teach others about tolerance and overcoming obstacles, it's custom making Pirelli a prosethic foot for free.
Teachers can now reserve a school visit from Pirelli and Chesley and be part of 11Alive's Hope and Weather Tour - Part 2.
11Alive's morning show mascot Pirelli gets immortalized.
As the school year kicks off, 11Alive Meteorologist Chesley McNeil is teaming up with 11Alive's morning show mascot, Pirelli the service dog, to visit area schools.
Pirelli is excruciatingly cute and missing a foot. He may have a bit further to go than his brothers and sisters, but his destiny remains unchanged. He is a service dog who travels to schools.
Just as Pirelli was learning how to work around his disability as a service dog, he faced another obstacle.
A service dog born without a foot is teaming up with 11Alive's morning show to teach children about acceptance.
A puppy born without a foot is destined for a life of service, but needs your help.
On June 3rd. the Hope and Weather Tour Tour will begin taking reservations for the Fall Term of 2013.