Faster Pussycat guitarist Ace Von Johnson standing up for pit bulls and dogs down on their luck
Faster Pussycat guitarist Ace Von Johnson was recently interviewed by K9 Magazine when the latter found out the guitarist was sharing stories about pitbulls and dogs down on their luck. K9 Magazine focused on Von Johnson‘s pit bull dog Maila.
K9 Magazine asked Von Johnson what keeps him up at night to which the guitarist stated:
“I can absolutely say that on this last American tour ‘Faster Pussycat’ did, I was up until 6, 7, 8 am, sometimes later – every single night, just reposting and retweeting posts about dogs in shelters across the world, trying to network for them and just help connect the dots.
That’s a big one for me. And when I’m not up worried about some pup somewhere, I’m dwelling on the current state of the world, especially with all that’s going on in our country. But that’s all I’ll say about that.”
In terms of what he wanted to be when he was growing up, Von Johnson advised:
“Growing up, I wanted to be a myriad of things.
The two careers that stuck with me the most were a stand up comedian and a veterinarian. Ironically, with my job I frequently feel like being onstage is quite akin to a comedic act and a lot of the people I work with are absolute animals.
So, I kind of ended up in a grey area. I’m kidding of course, but I’m really glad that I can use what little bit of a notoriety I’ve got to help raise awareness for all kinds of rescues and draw positive attention to pit bulls alike.”
In terms of his own pit bull dog Malia that he adopted in 2013, Von Johnson stated that she’s “an angel” and added:
“I would be lying if I didn’t say she has kept me alive on many occasions over the 4 years I’ve had her. She has been a best friend and a reason to get out of bed.
My dog is the perfect example of how wonderful these dogs can be when shown love and properly socialised. And I am constantly humbled by her ability to act as an ambassador for pit bulls while on our walks through Hollywood, playing at the dog park or any other social opportunities she is presented with.
From time to time, I’ll notice people who try to avoid her based upon their own misconceptions, but when given the chance meet her, I’m happy that she is able to break those stereotypes. That’s what my dog is.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Von Johnson at K9 Magazine.