Spreading the Word Beyond Iowa
We're taking our show on the road to Florida, the Sunshine State! Because we know that many of the puppies produced in Iowa mills end up in Florida pet stores, we thought Floridians ought to know more about where those puppies come from. Here's a list of dates, times and venues for our talks. Please share this with your friends in Florida!
Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 7:00 PM
St. Petersburg College
Veterinary Technology Building
12376 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33778
Thursday, October 10, 2013, 7:00 PM
SPCA Tampa Bay
9099 130th Avenue North,
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 2:00 PM
Regency Park Branch Library
9701 Little Road
Port Richey, FL 34654
2013 Puppy Mill Awareness Dog Walks An Overwhelming Success!
This year for our 4th Annual Pupply Mill Awareness Day Dog Walk, we actually had 2 - one in Cedar Rapids and the other in Des Moines.
What a GREAT turnout we had for BOTH walks. 200+ people at the Cedar Rapids walk and 140+ people at the Des Moines walk. What a GREAT way to show your support and help spread the word about puppy mills!!
Thanks to everyone who volunteered, who had display booths, and who brought their dogs and joined the walk. Together we are making a difference!!
Are you interested in organizing a 2014 Puppy Mill Awareness Dog Walk in YOUR town next year? Contact Mary.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
You've been told to never buy a puppy if you can't see the mother and where she lives.
Yet, when you ask a breeder to see the mother you are often told that they don't allow people in these areas for various reasons, such as "their insurance doesn't allow it", or "they need to protect their dogs from germs that you could bring in".
Well, now you can see what the breeders don't want you to see!!
Through the Freedom of Information Act, Iowa Friends of Companion Animals has received THOUSANDS of pictures from USDA inspection reports of Iowa breeding facalities.
This is just a start. We have MANY MANY more pictures to get up on the site. It's a LOT of work, but we are working around the clock to get this done.
Check out the pictures. Don't like what you see? Help to make a difference. Subscribe to Iowa VCA emails (on the left side of this page under the "Contact Us" section).
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Let's make Iowa a better place for companion animals!