PRESS RELEASE: Oakland County Is Driving Away Puppy Mills!

From: Pam
Sent on: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 11:09 AM

 

4th Annual Michigan Puppy Mill Awareness Day Event

Oakland County car enthusiasts to
drive home the message about
the puppy mill/pet store connection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 6, 2011

CONTACT: Pam Sordyl,[masked] [address removed]

WATERFORD, Mich. – The Puppy Mill Awareness Meetup of Southeast Michigan is hosting a car cruise for their fourth annual Puppy Mill Awareness Day at Boomers Roadhouse, 6650 Highland Road in Waterford, on Tuesday, September 13th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The cruise is called “Driving Away Puppy Mills” and will offer dog-loving car cruisers a chance to win dog door prizes, auto-door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and a hand-made dog trophy. Local cruisers and car enthusiasts can help promote adoption of homeless dogs by bringing a “nude” photo of their rescued dog for a pin-up contest.

“This ‘blow-out’ event is geared toward putting an end to the puppy pet-trade through increased awareness of the many adoption options at local shelters,” says Pam Sordyl, founder of Puppy Mill Awareness Meetup of Southeast Michigan. This is one of several events to be held throughout the week.

The Oakland Pet Adoption Center, the county’s animal control shelter based in Auburn Hills, would like to meet dog lovers interested in adopting new family members and will have an information booth at the event. More information about the Oakland Pet Adoption Center can be found at www.oakgov.com/petadoption/.

Cruise participants are welcome to bring their furry friends along for the ride, but we ask that spectators and the general public please leave their pets at home.

The “Driving Away Puppy Mills” cruise will be sponsored by the North Oakland Bowties Car Club, M&M Services Inc, Simon & LouLou’s Playhouse  and Terry Lee’s Tufts & Tails Grooming. Other event details can be found at www.meetup.com/puppymillawareness/pages/Cruises/.

To learn more about puppy mills and their connection to pet stores, visit www.humanesociety.org/issues/puppy_mills/.

The Puppy Mill Awareness Meetup of Southeast Michigan is working to end the mass production of dogs in commercial kennels ("puppy mills"). Our mission is to educate the public about the cruel cycle of commercial dog breeding and the pet store link. Read more about our goals, success stories, activities and studies at http://www.meetup.com/puppymillawareness/about/.

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