There is approximately 8,000-10,000 puppy mills in the U.S. and this would include many businesses that call themselves breeders such as "backyard breeders", people who purposely allow their dog to get pregnant in hopes of selling puppies through their local paper or online. Pet stores that sell puppies are the number one reason that so many puppy mills exists today. Convince each and every pet store to stop selling puppies and the mills will go out of business.
National Puppy Day was founded in 2006 by Celebrity Pet & Home Lifestyle Expert and Author, Colleen Paige, who is also the founder of National Dog Day and National Cat Day (among many others).
National Puppy Day is actually considered an international holiday now, as it's trended worldwide on Twitter in 2012, 2013 & 2014. Colleen Paige has devoted her life to creating special days of recognition that improve the lives of animals and their people. For more information about National Puppy Day, go to http://www.nationalpuppyday.com/ and the founder, please visit www.colleenpaige.com We would like to thank Ms Paige for all that she has done for animals and celebrating this special holiday worldwide.
Betty was honored at the Second Annual American Humane Association's Hero Dog Awards.
She has never turned away an animal in need. As a child the family had 26 animals at once for a short time, but tries to keep her family to no more than two-four. She admits it gets tough when there aren't enough hands to go around. Betty adopted all three animals in the photo above. Panda the Shih Tzu had been abused in a pet store that has since been shut down, the Golden Retriever named Kitta was a trained guide dog with bad hips, and a Himalayan named Bob Cat who she discovered at her hair salon, where someone wanted to find him a home. Check out this great video of Betty about adoption.
Doris Day is one of the most-dedicated, hard working and recognized public servants and advocates of animal welfare and animal rights. Long before it was fashionable to have a cause or show compassion, Doris was protecting and defending the animals and the people who loved them.
Doris was one of the founders of Actors and Others for Animals, which still today is a leader in the protection of animals in Hollywood. If there was a benefit or pet adoption event, fans could often count on Doris to be there helping out.
The Doris Day Animal League is a national nonprofit citizen’s lobbying organization dedicated to protecting animals through policy initiatives, education, and corporate engagement. DDAL was founded in 1987 by legendary actress and devoted animal advocate Doris Day. For more info about this organization, go to http://ddal.org
The community is helping Broadway Barks, move closer to the day when no New York City dog or cat of reasonable health and temperament will be killed simply because they do not have a home for them. For more information about this organization go to this link http://broadwaybarks.com
We would like to thank everyone who has helped foster and adopt animals in need. Let's continue to help these animals by educating people about puppy mills and spay and neuter programs.
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