Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Holding out for Buster (Short Film)

Puppy Mill Awareness was thrilled to be apart the PAHFest this year! Many of our Petland Campaign team members participated as extras in "Holding out for Buster" a short film highlighting our Petland protest!

In the film, a little girl is pining over her long-lost dog, and her comedic mother tries to make her child happy (in her own way). They become more educated while going down the path to add a new dog to their family and end up with a surprise.

We are shown proudly holding signs at Twelve Oaks Mall. The film also includes Kevin Hatman from the Michigan Humane Society, Susanne Dooley-Hash from Horse Haven and Ed Sereky from the Dearborn Animal Shelter – all with important messages about animals in need.

Buster and the white pitbull puppy were both adopted by Barb Baker at Horses Haven. The puppy was blind and found discarded in a garbage can.

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Photos & Video from Closing Ceremonies
Print Screen Photos from the Film
Petland Protest Photos & Video during filming

Friday, July 15, 2011

Livonia Rescue taking a stand against puppy stores

Guardian Angle Animal Rescue (GAAR), home-based in Livonia, is committed to participating in peaceful demonstrations at the Twelve Oaks Mall – home to Petland. Sandra Mezza, the rescues founder and president, has been rounding up nearly 20 volunteers each month including many youths who are learning to stand up for a cause for the first time. They make their own signs and wave on passer-bys.
This week, Sandra’s volunteers stood in as extras at a large demonstration filmed as part of a PAH-Fest documentary. Suzette Dexter, another local dog advocate won a contest to create a short documentary about animal welfare. She choose puppy mills as one of several issues to be addressed in the 6-minute film.
Both Puppy Mill Awareness and GAAR will be attending the film screening this Sunday hoping the documentary makes it to the big screen!
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