PRESS RELEASE: Public education campaign continues with holiday protests

From: Pam
Sent on: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 3:15 PM

 

Public education campaign continues
with holiday protests


Holiday shoppers are warned to not purchase or
“rescue” animals from Pollywood Pets



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 27, 2013
CONTACT: Pam Sordyl, [address removed],[masked]

Mt. Clemens, Mich. – Beginning Black Friday, Puppy Mill Awareness of Southeast Michigan will be holding peaceful protests against the pet store in the Gibraltar Trade Center, Pollywood Pets, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Protests are scheduled Friday, November 29th through Sunday December 1st and every Saturday in December. Participants will be provided signs.

The Pollywood Pets store is located in the Gilbratar Trade Center 237 N. River Road Mt. Clemens, Michigan.

The purpose of the protests are to warn customers about sick and genetically defective animals sold at Pollywood Pets. The group’s investigation revealed that Pollywood Pets has accumulated over 120 complaints with the Michigan Department of Agriculture during the years the department regulated pet stores. Complaints included sick animals purchased and poor conditions inside the store. Local Animal Control stated they receive weekly complaints.

“Every month shoppers are contacting my organization horrified by their visits to the store. We have been provided photos of a urine stained rabbit, animals under heat lights, matted dogs, stressed birds and skinny dogs. “ Pam Sordyl, Founder of Puppy Mill Awareness of Southeast Michigan

Puppy Mill Awareness is asking Southeast Michigan pet stores, including Pollywood Pets, to agree to the stop selling animals acquired from breeders in their store or on the internet and instead work with non-profit rescue groups only.

The Puppy Mill Awareness Meetup is working to build awareness toward ending mass production of dogs in "puppy mills." The group’s public education campaign teaches the public about the origins of pet store puppies and lobbies for stronger laws and regulations for animal breeding.

Learn more about Puppy Mill Awareness
http://www.meetup.com/puppymillawareness/about/



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