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Puppy Mill Awareness Meetup (Southeast Michigan) Message Board › Michigan Puppy Mill Awareness Day 2012 – Pups Parade

Michigan Puppy Mill Awareness Day 2012 – Pups Parade

Pam
Pamela01
Group Organizer
Clarkston, MI



Michigan Puppy Mill Awareness Day 2012 – Pups Parade

A Call to Action for Michigan Dog Advocates - Pups Parade 9/25 (Lansing)

Michigan Dog Advocates, Animal Rescues, Adopters, Fosters and Volunteers,

Now is the time to put your paws down. Bring your dog or foster dogs to share a few barks at the State Capitol this year for Puppy Mill Awareness Day 2012. Puppy Mill Awareness of SE Michigan, Capital Area Humane Society, Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter, Helping Eaton Animal Resource Team (H.E.A.R.T.), Annabelles Pet Station, Animal Placement Bureau, and Voiceless-MI are hosting a Pups Parade to push the Puppy Protection Act into law on September 25th, 2012 in Lansing from 1-4 p.m. Law-makers may just learn a lot about large-scale breeding when they meet some of the survivors.


Meetup members can RSVP to walk in the parade or you can sign up to volunteer.

RSVP to Walk in the Parade

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Non-Meetup members can RSVP on our Facebook Event, although RSVPs are not required.

Find more details on our Event Website.

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Pam
Pamela01
Group Organizer
Clarkston, MI
Post #: 1,324


Meetup Members,

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.



Voiceless-Mi

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.
Pam
Pamela01
Group Organizer
Clarkston, MI
Post #: 1,410




Michigan dogs will be heard in Lansing this year!

Members,

Our Pups Parade is around the corner and we have been finalizing all kinds of event plans this month. After gathering the top animal welfare groups and shelters in Lansing to co-host the event, we rounded up some powerful speakers to help make some noise for the dogs on September 25th in Lansing.

Members,

Our Pups Parade is around the corner and we have been finalizing all kinds of event plans this month. After gathering the top animal welfare groups and shelters in Lansing to co-host the event, we rounded up some powerful speakers to help make some noise for the dogs.

Rep. Vicki Barnett (D) Farmington Hills is the co-sponsor of the Puppy Protection Act (HB 5230/31) and works hard on many other animal issues. Linda Reider, MHS Animal Welfare Director drafted the language and worked extra hard socializing it with many organizations to ensure we have the best puppy mill bill in the country. Marcia Fishman’s book “Rudolph’s Noses Knows” and outreach at schools has made Rudolph one of the most recognizable puppy mill survivors in Michigan. As Director of Ingham County Animal Control, Jamie McAloon-Lampman is no stranger to puppy millers and lastly, Rep .Joan Bauer (D) Lansing has agreed to show her support our legislation too.




Pam Sordyl
Founder of Puppy Mill Awareness of SE Michigan
734-828-1400
Pam
Pamela01
Group Organizer
Clarkston, MI
Post #: 1,427


Michigan Dogs and their People to Protest Puppy
Mills with a “Pups Parade” at the Capitol




Puppy Mill Awareness Day in Lansing will support
legislation to protect dogs in large-scale breeding facilities



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2012

CONTACT: Pam Sordyl, (734) 718-7100

LANSING, Mich. – Puppy Mill Awareness of Southeast Michigan is
hosting a “Pups Parade” to promote legislation to enact standards
for large-scale dog breeding facilities in Michigan. The parade will
be at the Michigan Capitol Building, 100 North Capitol Avenue in
Lansing, on Tuesday, September 25th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

“Michiganders care about dogs and want to prevent puppy mills from
coming to our state,” said Pam Sordyl, founder of Puppy Mill Awareness
of Southeast Michigan. “We’ve all seen how easily large-scale breeding
can spiral out of control, like the recent case in Allegan County.” In April
of 2012, Allegan County officials removed more than 350 small dogs living
in deplorable conditions from a breeding facility in Cheshire Township.

Dogs and dog advocates will conduct a sidewalk parade at the Michigan
State Capitol and will ask lawmakers to pass two important pieces of
humane legislation: The Pet Lemon Law (SB 574) to protect families
who purchase sick animals from breeders or pet stores, and the Puppy
Protection Act (HB 5230 and 5231, SB 891 and 892) to help prevent
puppy mills from establishing themselves in Michigan.

The “Pups Parade” will kick off at 1:30 p.m. and will circle the Capitol
square. At 2:30 pm, guest speakers will address the public, including
Michigan Humane Society’s Linda Reider, Ingham County Animal Control
director Jamie McAloon-Lampman, Representatives Vicki Barnett and Joan
Bauer, author Marcia Fishman and her puppy mill survivor dog Rudolph,
and Puppy Mill Awareness founder Pam Sordyl.

“We have no tolerance for animals suffering in large-scale kennels in
Ingham County,” said Jamie McAloon-Lampman, director of Ingham County
Animal Control. “We invite the public to visit their local shelters and save
a life instead.”

Organizations and businesses co-hosting the event include Capital Area
Humane Society, Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter, Helping Eaton
Animal Resource Team (H.E.A.R.T.), Annabelle’s Pet Station, Animal Placement
Bureau, and Voiceless-MI.

For more parade information, visit http://michiganpuppym...­.

Puppy Mill Awareness of Southeast Michigan 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 at http://michiganpuppymills.yolasite.com/­.



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Pam
Pamela01
Group Organizer
Clarkston, MI
Post #: 1,428
Pam
Pamela01
Group Organizer
Clarkston, MI
Post #: 1,430


Dogs and Advocates March at Capitol to Regulate Breeding

Posted: Sep 25, 2012 2:22 PM EDT

By Amy Akers - email

http://www.wlns.com/s...­

Dogs and dog advocates lined up at the state capitol to promote laws that regulate breeding facilities in Michigan.

The group planned to ask lawmakers to pass two bills. The Pet Lemon Law Bill is aimed at protecting people who buy sick animals from breeders and pet stores. The Puppy Protection Act would help prevent puppy mills from being established.

Local animal shelters sponsored the puppy parade event which kicked off at 1:30p.m. Tuesday.
Pam
Pamela01
Group Organizer
Clarkston, MI
Post #: 1,431

Pet advocates show their support for bills to control puppy mills

September 26, 2012 at 1:00 am

From The Detroit News:



Pat Coffey of South Lyon and her beagle-basset mix, Duncan, join the rally Tuesday in Lansing to show support for bills to restrict puppy mills and protect people who buy sick animals. (Dale G. Young / The Detroit News)

Lansing — Puppies were on parade outside the state Capitol on Tuesday.
Dozens of pooches, their owners and demonstrators in canine costumes assembled for an event aimed at supporting legislation to enact standards for large-scale dog-breeding facilities statewide.
Among the speakers were Humane Society officials and state lawmakers.
Puppy Mill Awareness of Southeast Michigan, the Capital Area Humane Society and other advocates hoisted handmade signs, waved banners and adorned their pets with messages asking lawmakers to pass a series of bills.
The Pet Lemon Law, SB 574, is aimed at protecting families that buy sick animals from breeders or pet stores.
Meanwhile, the Puppy Protection Act, HB 5230 and 5231, SB 891 and 892, would help prevent puppy mills from establishing themselves in Michigan.


From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnew...­
Pam
Pamela01
Group Organizer
Clarkston, MI
Post #: 1,432


Event raises awareness for Michigan puppy mills

Natalie Kolb | The State News

http://www.statenews....­



Canton resident Barb Vanderboget sits with her two resuce long haired chihuahua dogs, 11-year-old Pixie, left, and 11-year-old Katie on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 25, 2012 outside of the Capitol building. Vanderboget was there to bring awareness to puppy mills. Natalie Kolb/The State News

As the legislators left the Capitol for lunch Tuesday, they were greeted by an unexpected surprise — a parade of puppies and dog enthusiasts circling the building for Michigan Puppy Mill Awareness Day.

Linda Reider, the director of animal welfare for Michigan Humane Society, said puppy mills strike a chord in the hearts of many pet owners.

“It’s important to show (legislators) just how big of an issue this is,” she said.. “A lot of people have pets in the United States, so this resonates with a lot of people.”

The event, which lasted from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Capitol, helped raise awareness of puppy mills, a form of mass breeding where dogs are raised under inhumane conditions. The issue gained significance this April when about 350 small dogs were confiscated in Allegan County after being found stacked in wire cages.

“I love dogs,” said Crystal Yarlott, who made the trip from Traverse City, Mich., with her two Norwich terriers, Dutch and Reese, to lend her support. “When I found out about puppy mills and the way in which they’re treated, I was shocked. You have to help.”

Video: Puppy Parade

Guests were encouraged to bring their dogs who had survived milling conditions. The day included guest speakers, including state Reps. Vicki Barnett and Joan Bauer, who publicly urged Lansing to pass the Pet Lemon Law and Puppy Protection Act.

The pieces of legislation work to eliminate puppy mills and safeguard pet owners who purchase such puppies.

“We need to put the laws in place to limit Michigan from becoming the black hole for breeders to come to,” Reider said.

Pam Sordyl, founder of Puppy Mill Awareness of Southeast Michigan, said although mills currently are not a major problem in Michigan, passing the proposed legislation is a necessary step.

“Legislation will deter shops from starting in Michigan,” said Sordyl, who hosted the first Puppy Mill Awareness Day in 2008. “What we’re trying to do is give the tools to animal control.”

She also stressed what people can learn from their four-legged friends.

“I haven’t always been as good to dogs as I should, so I know that people can learn,” Yarlott said. “They don’t have a voice, so we have to be the voice for them and let them teach us to love the unlovable.”
Pam
Pamela01
Group Organizer
Clarkston, MI
Post #: 1,433

Pam
Pamela01
Group Organizer
Clarkston, MI
Post #: 1,434


"Pups Parade" Hopes to Bring Awareness to Puppy Mill Legislation


By FOX 47 News

http://www.fox47news....­

Pups paraded around the Capitol Tuesday, hoping to grab the attention of lawmakers.

Puppy Mill Awareness of Southeast Michigan wants lawmakers to schedule hearings about legislation that would put standards in place for large-scale breeders.

Organizers say that's half the battle, as people need to change their way of thinking, too.

"We want families who are looking for a pet - we want them to go the shelter and adopt an animal there instead. If there's no demand for these puppies, they would go out of business on their own," said Pam Sordyl, of the Puppy Mill Awareness of Southeast Michigan organization.

Another piece of legislation -- known as the Puppy Lemon Law -- would protect people who buy sick dogs from breeders and pet stores.







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