Friday, October 5, 2012

Dogs Protest at the Capitol

Michigan dogs had a few barks at the Capitol this year for the fifth annual Puppy Mill Awareness Day – Pups Parade. Over 125 puppy huggers paraded around the Capitol drawing all kinds of attention including the local tv stations. Fox 47

Many law makers stopped to check out the rally including Senator Steven Beida, Senator Rick Jones, Senator Tonya Schuitmaker, Representative Chuck Moss, and Representative Morris Hood. 

We collected the BIG post cards from the co-hosts and will work on plans to strategically deliver them to key lawmakers. Thanks again Capital Area Humane Society, Ingham County Animal Control, Animal Placement Bureau, H.E.A.R.T., Annabelles and Voiceless-MI.

Vicki Deisner, our ASPAC Director and Jonelle collected personal hand written post cards from the other participants. We collected 83 cards.

Sunday Harvie made yummy vegan “animal friendly” sandwiches and dog shaped cookies for the bill’s sponsors along with a festive veggie pizza for the speakers. Thanks Sunday!

We were able to capture some survivor stories too including Darby, an Allegan County Puppy Mill Survivor. "He much prefers his blue Mohawk over several pounds of feces laden matted fur :)"

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