Would love to see some of you there! Donna
Subj: I will be speaking at this free movie-Come join me! Grab a great dinner and come join me!
Madonna of the Mills ~ FREE Screening @ Busboys & Poets
America has a nasty secret. All of those cute puppies that are sold in pet stores come from “puppy mills.” Their mothers spend their entire lives in tiny, unsanitary cages, never walked, never petted, never doing anything but making puppies . When these dogs can no longer produce litters or money for their owners, they are put to death – stoned, shot, drowned or starved.
“Madonna of the Mills” is a documentary about Laura, an office manager from Staten Island, who stumbled on this secret four years ago and vowed to save as many of these breeding dogs as she possibly could. Laura has now rescued over 2,000 dogs from Amish and Mennonite farmers in Pennsylvania. In the process, she has forever changed her life and the lives of those families fortunate enough to adopt one of these remarkable “puppy mill” survivors.
Andy Nibley is an author/director/actor/comic. Two years ago, he and his wife co-founded Umbrella Girl Media LLC. Their first production was a documentary about puppy mills entitled Madonna of The Mills, which was released in the winter of 2010.
Kathleen Summers Kathleen Summers has worked with the Puppy Mills campaign of The Humane Society of the United States since 2006 and is currently the director of outreach and research for the campaign. She and her rescued puppy mill dog, Brandy, appear briefly in Madonna of the Mills. Kathleen is a graduate of The American University and Carnegie Mellon University.
Donna Zeigfinger formed a support group in July 2009 for the owners of puppy mill rescue dogs. It is a place where they can talk about their dogs, receive support and share advice. Where: Busboys & Poets in the Arts District Hyattsville 5331 Baltimore Avenue Hyattsville, MD 20781 301.779. 2787 (ARTS) When: Sunday, November 11th, 5-7 p.m.
Please RSVP by getting your free tickets here!
If interested, we can extend the conversation with our guests at The Big Bad Woof across the street from Busboys & Poets. Come on out and relax with good talk, good food, and good drink!
Presented by The Big Bad Woof, Inc. and Busboys & Poets Restaurant. This event is part of the monthly "Conversations in the Corridor" at Busboys & Poets in Hyattsville MD (typically held every second Sunday of the month from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.).