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Puppy Mill Petition Goes To The White House

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In under ten days, the ASPCA's petition to close a loophole that allows puppy mills to escape minimal animal care standards, has gained over 10,000 signatures.

The petition was posted to the White House's "We the People" website. The site hosts user submitted petitions and if any petition reaches 5,000 signatures then it will go to the White House administration for review.

The senior director of the puppy mill campaign at the ASPCA said:

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Pet Store Chain Stops Selling Dogs To Promote Adoption

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Pet Store Chain Stops Selling Dogs To Promote Adoption


We are so proud of PJ’s Pets! The nationwide Canadian chain has joined the new generation of responsible pet stores by deliberately ending their sell of puppies.

This week PJ's announced their stores will facilitate adoptions of pets in need of homes instead of selling puppies most likely from puppy mills.

Costumers might still be able find their next pet at the store. The chain is allowing rescue organizations to set up tables to hand out leaflets, show photos of the dogs and take adoption applications. Some stores will also have kennels with shelter dogs available for adoption. How great is that??

Michael O’Sullivan, the CEO of the Humane Society of Canada couldn't me more pleased with the company's decision. He said:

“I think it puts the responsibility where it belongs and it’s wonderful for the animals,”

Their new policy goes into effect Semptember 1, 2011.

[image via moderndogmagazine]

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New HBO Doc Madonna Of The Mills Sheds Light On The Cruel World Of Puppy Mills

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What a powerful trailer.

HBO will be airing a new documentary titled Madonna of the Mills, which sheds light on the cruel world of puppy mills in America.

Laura Flynn has rescued over 2,000 dogs from many puppy mills of Lancaster County, PA. In this doc, she exposes the "nasty secret" of America.

"All of those cute puppies that are sold in pet stores come from 'puppy mills.' Their mothers spend their entire lives in tiny, unsanitary cages, never walked, never petted, never doing anything but making puppies . When these dogs can no longer produce litters or money for their owners, they are put to death – stoned, shot, drowned or starved."

She is only allowed to take the dogs who are considered "useless" when they can no longer give birth to puppies.

Producer Kelly Colbert hopes that everyone can view this doc, "especially those still tempted to buy a puppy from a pet store despite the virtual inevitability that the pup was born of suffering, and the fact that buying a puppy mill puppy will condemn the breeding dogs to a lifetime of misery."

The documentary Madonna of the Mills will premiere on HBO2 on Wednesday, August 24. For more information about the film and the efforts behind it, including info on the dogs featured on the film, CLICK HERE.

It's a must-see for anyone with a heart.

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It May Be Illegal To Sell Pets In San Francisco

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It May Be Illegal To Sell Pets In San Francisco

Fresh off an unsuccessful attempt to make circumcision illegal, San Francisco has turned elsewhere for its next attempted ban: Goldfish.

The Animal Control and Welfare Commission would like to ban the sale of pets in the city, even goldfish.

The proposed ban seems destined to fail a vote of the Board of Supervisors (just like the ACWC's recommendation to mix birth control with birdseed to reduce the pigeon population).

We'd love to see an end to puppy mills, but is this the answer?

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Denise Richards Is 'Phenomenally Faithful' To Animal Rescue

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Despite all her baby-daddy drama with the warlock formally known as Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards still manages to devote tones of time to animal rescue.

Richards, whose love of animals was documented in her 2009 reality show, It’s Complicated, has thrown herself into helping a local group called Best Friends Animal Society however she can. Silva Battista, the co-founder of Best Friends said:

“Denise is phenomenally faithful. She frequently comes down to the shelters to help us with whatever we need. She also sponsors animals, she comes out for our events and she really understands the issues. She’s been amazing.”

In addition to their animal sanctuary, Best Friends offers a unique program, Pup My Ride, which provides transportation for animals rescued from puppy mills and shelters to new homes across the United States.

“Whenever I’m in town, I volunteer for Pup My Ride,” says Richards. “They save 30 to 40 dogs that would be otherwise be euthanized and instead, places them into good homes.”

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