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Mary Miller's Fundraiser:

Puppies Aren't Products

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Mary Miller via Crowdrise
November 19, 2010

Pledge to never buy animals from pet stores. Adopt from shelters or rescues instead. And donate today to help put an end to puppy mills!  See more
Mary Miller

THE STORY:

As most of you know, I recently adopted a beautiful dog named Ryan from Best Friends Animal Society in Kanab, UT. For those who know me well, it’s kind of like, yeah…saw that coming. The only surprising thing is that there are no cats, piggies, or horsies coming home with me too. I am capable of some restraint.

I am not, however, capable of keeping my mouth shut about issues I feel strongly about. One of those issues is the cruel and inhumane practice of raising dogs in Puppy Mills (aka, "commercial dog breeding facilities”) and selling them in pet stores as if they are just another product to pick up on your way home from work. I mean, what do these “To Get” lists look like...Toilet paper, Tampons, Tissues, Puppy?

Ryan was a “product” of a puppy mill. Which means she, and all her mill-mates, spent the first part of their lives sitting in cages only six inches larger than themselves. She ate, drank, pooped, peed and slept all in the same place. Every day. Every minute. Every second of her life.

There are nearly 6,000 federally licensed “commercial kennels” in the U.S., supplying about 4 million dogs a year. Meanwhile, nearly 5 million animals are killed in shelters each year. Not OK. And totally avoidable.

If you’re interested in bringing a dog into your family, please don’t buy from a pet store, a classified ad, or from some sketchy internet service! It’s pretty safe to assume all these animals will have come from a Puppy Mill. And if you absolutely HAVE to have that special breed, consider that 20 percent of dogs in shelters are purebred. If you can’t find the one you’re looking for, there are breed rescues in every state and in most cities in the U.S. They are not that hard to find.

Basically what I’m asking y’all to do…TODAY…is:

1. GO TO www.network.bestfriends.org/campaigns/puppymills/default.aspx and learn everything you can about puppy mills and their connection to pet store purchases.
2. GO TO www.network.bestfriends.org/campaigns/puppymills/pledge.aspx and pledge never to buy an animal from a pet store.
3. SPREAD THE WORD to your friends and families, asking them to never, ever, ever buy animals from pet stores.
4. DONATE to Best Friends, “Puppies Aren’t Products Campaign” (through this CROWDRISE account) and help the amazing staff and volunteers to continue educating and fighting against puppy mills and encouraging adoptions.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$110

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mary Miller

    $50

  • Danielle

    $10

  • Dawny & Nathan

    $10

  • Pike

    $10

  • Becca Litke

    $10

  • Jane Bremer (Mary's Mom)

    $10

  • Morgan

    $10

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11% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $110 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Morgan

Morgan

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Jane Bremer (Mary's Mom)

Jane Bremer (Mary's Mom)

DONATION: $10

Mary always becomes an active member, especially when it pertains to animals. Love you, Mare 6 years ago

Becca Litke

Becca Litke

DONATION: $10

In Memory of Java " Mo Bava Da Silly Billy Ninny" Litke 6 years ago

Pike

Pike

DONATION: $10

For all the innocent lives lost due to human idiocy 6 years ago

Dawny & Nathan

Dawny & Nathan

DONATION: $10

For all the animals that have shared their amazing lives with me. 6 years ago

Danielle

Danielle

DONATION: $10

Just a little something to kick it off:). 6 years ago

Mary Miller

Mary Miller

DONATION: $50

For Ryan. 6 years ago