Take part in Puppy Mill Awareness Day in Salem, Mass. on Sunday September 22, 2013 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Salem Common. Help support those who are trying to end puppy mills by attending the activity-packed day. Rain date is set for September 29, 2013.
Engage in activities such as a doggie kissing booth, raffle, agility play and pooch parade, as you educate yourself on the horrors of puppy mills. Other activities include a K9 police demonstration, therapy dog training demonstration and an obedience training demonstration. Join the BSL (breed specific legislation) awareness walk right before the beginning of the festivities. Meet the guest of honor: Lilly, also known as the Hero Pit Bull, who saved her owner from certain death.
Tables at Puppy Mill Awareness Day in Salem include:
Companion Animals in Retirement
PAWS New England
Survivor Tails Animal Rescue
Northeast Coonhound Rescue
All Creatures Veterinary Hospital
Best Friends Pet Care
Poochies Dog Grooming
Loyal Canines Academy
That Spoiled Pup
St. Joseph's Pet Pantry
Animal Legal Defense Fund
Next Step Living
White Board Project
Protest table for pet stores Pet Express and Fin, Fur and Feather
Interested in adopting? There will be animals for adoption from some of the rescue groups in attendance.
Sponsors include Good Dog Aquatic, Poochies Dog Grooming, All Creatures Veterinary Hospital, and Annie (Border Collie) and Jack (Scottish Terrier) Webster.