Today, while doing important reporter-y things and combing reputable news sources for the next big scoop, Bwog received an unexpected call to arms. Mattingly, the lovable boxer who came to relieve stress on campus during finals, needs our help! He and his person are competing for a chance to walk in New Yorkie Runway, a charitable event that raises money to train therapy dogs. It’s a tight competition and other dogs are in the lead right now, but Columbia students could easily make the difference and give Mattingly his day in the spotlight. Vote here, or if you still need convincing, read the email from Mattingly’s agent owner after the jump.

Hi all – We need your help. We are the pet partners who brought our awesome boxer to campus during exams for that event that generated 1600 facebook responses and awesome buzz. Students rocked and loved our goofy boxer. Now we need YOUR help!

We have until Feb 3 to put Mattingly over the top in a NYC online voting contest where Mattingly is a finalist. It’s quick, simple and for charity. We figured since so many students loved Mattingly, you’d be willing to post our request and put Matty over the top by Feb 3 at midnight. We are neck and neck with 3 other dogs. The link: – No need to view the vids. Takes 5 seconds to scroll to the bottom, find Mattingly, vote and spread the word.

Thanks for your help!

 Images courtesy of Mattingly’s owner and Yanyi Luo