|Sent on:||Thursday, May 24, 2012 4:20 PM|
Our Meetup group began in Northville with a side-walk parade almost four years ago after a new puppy store opened. While we were just forming and focusing on one store, we have now grown to over 400 members with FOUR pet store campaigns (Petland, The Family Puppy, Westland Dog Food Co and Utica Pet Supply) and our annual Puppy Mill Awareness Day has grown to be a state level event!
With the help of our six Pups Parade co-hosts below, we plan to bring much needed attention to puppy mills this year at the Capitol! I am thrilled to announce some new partnerships in the Lansing area:
Inhgam County Animal Control & Shelter
They are known for actively pursuing puppy mill operations and successfully prosecuting animal abusers. Remember Joan Skillman who was running the Australian Shepherd kennel in Mason?
Capital Area Humane Society
More than 6,000 animals come through their doors each year; all are provided with food, medical care, a safe place to live.
Animal Placement Bureau
They are a Lansing area rescue group that is entirely foster-based. They proudly operate as a no-kill animal welfare agency meaning there is no time limit.
They are a Lansing area group dedicated to ending pound seizer and the use of gas chambers. Check out the many other things they do for animals.
Annabelles Pet Station
If you live in Lansing, you have likely heard of this unique “dog haven”. They offer top-notch dog training and socialization, expert pet grooming services, group play doggie day care, a pet boutique, and dog-related events and seminars, all at their convenient downtown location.
Helping Eaton Animal Resource Team (H.E.A.R.T.)
They are committed to promoting animal welfare and improving conditions for shelter animals. They also have a very large network of supporters to help us gather participants.