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  • animalsareadvancedsouls
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    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 5, 2009
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      Dear Companion Pet Lovers ~

      >Thought you would find this announcement of interest...
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      >http://www.hsus.org/press_and_publications/press_releases/hsus_forms_puppy_mill_/
      >>task_force_070209.html
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      >New Puppy Mill Task Force Formed by The Humane Society of the United States
      >
      >>July 2, 2009
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      >>The Humane Society of the United States is expanding its long-standing
      >>campaign to combat abusive "puppy mills" - where suffering dogs are
      >>held captive in cages and bred virtually nonstop to supply unscrupulous
      >>merchants with a steady cash-crop of puppies.
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      >>Countless numbers of Americans are unwitting conspirators in this chain
      >>of misery when they buy puppies from pet stores and Internet sellers.
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      >>The goal of the new HSUS "Wilde Puppy Mill Task Force" will be to provide
      >>expert guidance to local law enforcement agencies and support other
      >>HSUS experts in the investigation and execution of raids on inhumane
      >>puppy mills wherever they exist. The task force represents a dramatic
      >>expansion of HSUS resources and is made possible by a generous
      >>donation from the Kenneth and Lillian Wilde Estate.
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      >>"This kind-hearted gift means a lasting legacy for Mrs. And Mr. Wilde -
      >>starting right now far fewer dogs will spend their lives in misery,
      >>without human kindness, without space to run, without decent care,"
      >>said Stephanie Shain, The HSUS' senior director of the puppy mills
      >>campaign. "Dogs deserve better, far better. The Wilde Estate will help
      >>in this important campaign to see that they get it."
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      >>As a first-step, The Humane Society of the United States has hired
      >>Justin Scally to act as the deputy manager of the new task force. Scally
      >>has a background in investigating animal cruelty and animal sheltering,
      >>and was previously director of Wayne County Animal Control in North
      >>Carolina. He and other members of the task force, who have yet to be
      >>hired, will work with The HSUS' emergency services and investigations
      >>teams to expand the organization's capacity to rescue animals from
      >>these squalid puppy mills. The task force will soon institute a
      >>nationwide telephone "tip line" so the public can report inhumane
      >>puppy mill abuses.
      >
      >>Lynn and John Hook, the co-trustees of the Wilde Estate, issued a
      >>joint statement saying, "Lillian and Kenny had a deep love for puppies
      >>and despised cruelty to pets. The Wildes would be so pleased to know
      >>that their legacy created this worthy group."
      >
      >Puppy Mill Facts
      >
      >>Dogs from puppy mills are sold in pet stores, online and directly to
      >>consumers with little to no regard for the dog's health, genetic history
      >>or future welfare. Consumers should never buy a puppy from a pet
      >>store or Internet site; instead visit an animal shelter, breed rescue
      >>group, or screen a breeder's facility in person.
      >
      >>Dogs at puppy mills typically receive little to no medical care, live in
      >>squalid conditions with no exercise, socialization or human interaction
      >>and are confined inside cramped wire cages for life.
      >
      >>Breeding dogs at puppy mills must endure constant breeding cycles
      >>and are typically confined for years on end, without ever becoming part
      >>of a family. There is little regard for the dogs' health or any genetic
      >>conditions that may be passed on to the puppies.
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      >>The HSUS supports compassionate breeders who provide for their dog's
      >>physical and mental well-being. Quality breeders don't sell puppies
      >>through pet stores or over the Internet.
      >
      >>More about puppy mills: www.humanesociety.org/puppymills
      >




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