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Puppy Mill Awareness Day - Pups Parade (PARTICIPANTS)

Let your dog share a few barks on Capitol Hill this year! 

Join fellow dog advocates at the Michigan State Capital for a sidewalk parade with your dogs while our legislators wrap up their afternoon session. We are asking lawmakers to pass the Pet Lemon Law (SB 574) and Puppy Protection Act (HB 5230 and 5231, SB 891 and 892) to help prevent puppy mills from establishing themselves in Michigan and to protect families who purchase sick animals from breeders or pet stores. 

See our event website.




Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


1:00 Parade Line-up along Capitol Avenue to Front East steps

1:30 Parade Kick-off & Postcard
Dog Photo Drop-off

2:30 Guest Speakers (6 each 3 mins)

00 Organizational Introductions (1 min each) & photo

ent Group Photo 

Your dog(s)! A photo of your dog or survivor, waste bags, lawn chairs, anti-puppy mill clothing and buttons, signs and banners. Signs and banners can not be put in the ground, so we suggest bringing a wagon with signs propped up in it (see example). Please be sure your dog is on a leash and on his or her best behavior. Beverages will not be provided.

Meetup members walking in the parade should RSVP here. Non-members can sign up on our Facebook Event, however RSVPs are not required. Volunteers should RSVP the other Meetup event labeled "VOLUNTEERS"

Parking: There are six parking ramps within three blocks of the Capital.

Restrooms: Public restrooms are located on the ground floor of the Capitol and also on the third floor until 5 p.m.

Water: Water dishes will be set up along parade route. A hose with fresh water will be available.









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  • Sunday H.


    September 26, 2012

  • Pam

    Mindy is in A2 and can pick up the suit! Thanks Mindy.

    September 24, 2012

  • Pam

    Parade Participants - Is anyone coming from Ann Arbor that can pick up the dog suit (Happy Suit) from HSHV?

    September 24, 2012

  • Pam

    Pups Parade participants are asked to make small signs promoting the Puppy Protection Act. Here are some instructions and suggestions. • Size 18 x 13 (small)
    • Florescent paper. Yellow is easier to read.
    • Black marker. Bold text.
    • Cardboard or foam board.
    • Contact paper for protection
    • Wood sticks

    “I support the Puppy Protection Act”
    “Pass the Puppy Protection Act”
    “Michiganders for Puppies”
    “I am a proud Puppy Protector”
    “Vote Yes on The Puppy Protection Act (HB 5230 and 5231, SB 891 and 892)”
    “Say no to Puppy Mills”
    “Protect our Puppies”

    September 14, 2012

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