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Thursday, 06 March 2014 04:42

SYLMAR (CNS) — Friends of a well-known Southern California environmental activist who died on March 1 are asking for the public's help in finding his dog a new home. Patrick Columbus Wall, a Newfoundland native who produced the public access television show “Earth Alert” and won a local Emmy Award in 1988 for his documentary on pollution in Marina del Rey, died at age 68 at Olive View Medical Center from complications of cancer, after a short illness.

The former Greenpeace volunteer, also known for helping institute recycling in West Hollywood, lived alone in Palmdale, and his pit bull, Big Head, needs a new home. The four-year-old dog currently remains at Wall’s residence, and is being fed by neighbors. Janet Marie Bridgers, Wall’s ex-wife and co-founder of “Earth Alert” said there are two persons have expressed interest in taking over the dog’s care.

“We’re keeping our fingers crossed,” Bridgers said. “ One is someone who knew Patrick and knows the dog. The other has come forward through a Facebook group concerned with animal welfare.”

She added that one of Wall’s sisters, Marie, also checks on Big Head, and told her the dog “looked fine.”

Bridgers said other prospective adopters should write to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Besides Bridgers and Marie, Wall is survived by brothers John, Michael and James Wall; sisters Agnes, and Veronica; and numerous nephews, nieces, grand-nephews and nieces, and cousins, most of whom live in Canada. The San Fernando Valley Sun/El Sol contributed to this report.

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