Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Holiday Round-A-Bout Rallies

Puppy Mill Awareness Plans Round-A-Bout Rallies
Advocate group wants consumers to think twice about buying a puppy from a pet store this holiday season. Find out why these stores are listed in the Michigan’s Pet Store Hall of Shame.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 23, 2010
CONTACT: Pam Sordyl, 734-718-7100, leroybrown01@yahoo.com

GENESEE, MACOMB & OAKLAND COUNTIES, Mich. – Starting Friday, November 26th, 2010, the Puppy Mill Awareness Meetup will conduct a series of rallies in front of puppy-selling pet stores around and about southeast and mid Michigan. The focus of the rallies is to warn customers in various neighborhoods about the cruel conditions in puppy mills and their link to pet stores.

Many families purchase puppies at pet stores as Christmas gifts and quickly discover health problems due to neglect, inbreeding and over-breeding in puppy mills. They may face significant veterinary bills or even the death of their puppy without understanding why.

Pet stores will tell customers that they do not buy puppies from puppy mills, but only mass-breeding facilities can fulfill the enormous demand for retail store puppy orders. Responsible breeders won’t sell dogs to pet stores for resale.

Puppy Mill Awareness is asking Michigan pet stores, to agree to the following:
· Stop selling animals acquired from breeders in their store(s) or on the Internet.
· Agree to transfer, sell or retail only dogs that are "rescued," coming from animal shelters or 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue groups—not from Craigslist or other retail websites.
Agree to make these changes in every other business in which the store may have an interest, either currently or in the future.

Puppy Mill Awareness Meetup has already asked each of the following pet stores to stop selling puppies, and will conduct rallies in front of the stores at the following dates and times. Participants will be given signs – all they need to do is show up to get involved.

Twelve Oaks Mall, 27750 Novi Rd, Novi, MI
Nov 27-28, Dec 18-24
Weekdays 3-7 p.m., weekends time vary

The Family Puppy
Genesee Valley Center, 4340 B Miller, Flint, MI Nov 27-28, Dec 4, 11, 18-23
11-3 p.m.

19100 E. 10 Mile, Eastpointe, MI
Nov 26-28, Dec 4-5
Weekends 12-3 p.m., Weekdays 5-7 p.m.

Greenwood Pets
13983 E 9 Mile Rd, Warren, MI
Dec 9-11, 16-18
Weekends 12-3 p.m., Weekdays 5-7 p.m.

World Gardenland,
29800 Gratiot Ave, Roseville, Mi
Dec 22-24, 28-30
Weekends 12-3 p.m., Weekdays 5-7 p.m.

Learn more about Puppy Mill Awareness

For more information, or to arrange an interview with a Puppy Mill Awareness member, please contact Pam Sordyl, at 734-828-1400 or leroybrown01@yahoo.com.

For publication purposes, please print the following information: http://www.meetup.com/detroit-puppy-mill-awareness/about/.


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