|Sent on:||Friday, January 3, 2014 2:47 PM|
Happy New Year everyone!
Although our Pollywood Pets protests have ended until spring, we are still actively working on the campaign in Mt. Clemens and have a couple events coming up on Monday and Tuesday that you may be interested in.
SICK ANIMALS: We have been collecting a lot of sick dog complaints. Our complaint log has reached 203 -- and that only includes the ones we KNOW about. A majority of the complaints are regarding conditions, but we have been receiving more and more complaints directly regarding sick dog cases since we have been actively campaigning this fall. There are 61 sick animals purchases logged since 2003 -- and that only includes the ones we KNOW about.
Continue to direct complaints to us. If you know someone who has purchased a sick animal from Pollywood Pets, have them contact me directly at[masked] or [address removed].
As you all must know, most sick animal complaints go unreported and most people don’t take the store to small claims as they don’t have the energy, time or know-how to proceed. The store does not provide refunds and usually does not return their calls.
Currently, there are no consumer protection laws regarding purchasing pets. We have a pending bill SB 348 Pet Lemon Law would offer consumer protections for purchasers of dogs and cats. They would have recourse options such as exchanging, refunds and help with vet bills.
PROTESTS: We held 8 protests so far for starters with nearly 50 participants. From that we have built a great network of local activists who can protest regularly. Even with the miserable weather this past month, we had a solid group of dedicated individuals. Thank you Sharon, Pam, Olivia, Janet, Amaber, Patt, Patty, Susan, Michele, Chris, Linda and Steve.
LOCAL RESIDENTS: We are still building our local campaign team and need more local Mt. Clemens residents as we have been regularly attending the City Commissioners meetings. They meet every 1st and 3rd Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Commissioners Chambers located at 1 Crocker.
Local residents who want to help should sign up to be on this group distribution list. There is an online form on this website.
1) Everyone is invited to attend the next City Commissioners meeting on Monday January 6th at 7 p.m. Local residents and customers are encouraged to share their concerns about the store. The public is giving 3 mins each to speak at the beginning of the meeting. Please RSVP here:
2) Everyone is invited to join our free online webinar on Tuesday, January 7th at 6:30 p.m. How to File Animal Neglect Complaints and Understanding the Michigan Laws. I will be covering the Pet Store Laws and how to file complaints. The HSUS is co-hosting.
Founder of Puppy Mill Awareness of SE Michigan