September 18, 2009

Tomorrow is our dog adoption event!


Tomorrow is Puppy Mill Awareness Day, a national event designed to educate the public about the horrific conditions at the large breeding facilities, also know as puppy mills. According to Awarenessday.org, documented problems of puppy mills include: unsanitary facilities, overbreeding, inbreeding, disease, minimal veterinary care, poor quality of food and shelter, lack of human socialization, overcrowded cages and the killing of unwanted animals. Often the puppies are sold directly to the public via the Internet, newspaper ads, or at the mill itself. In other cases they are sold to brokers and pet shops across the country.

Our event aims to combine education with some fun, so we have a number of activities planned including: several local rescue groups attending with dogs currently looking for homes, our adopted dog parade featuring some of the wonderful family dogs adopted from our shelter as well as from other shelters and rescues, and our second annual dog talent contest with many prizes awarded to the dogs with the best tricks. Combine that with our cookie social and our raffle, and we think it will be a fun event for the whole family. Please join us and feel free to bring your dog (on leash, of course).

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