Last Wednesday, Cesar Millan, the dog behavior specialist from the hit TV show “The Dog Whisperer,” teamed up with the pet advocacy group Last Chance for Animals (LCA) to educate audiences about the horrors behind puppy mills. The press conference took place in Pets Delight, a pet shop located in Covina, California where owner Shannon Anderson stopped selling puppy mill animals after learning about the appalling conditions that thrived in such breeding facilities.
During the event, Millan announced his new show “The Dog Whisperer: Inside Puppy Mills,” which will air on the National Geographic Channel on May 8 at 9 p.m. Eastern. According to the National Geographic website, the episode will include footage from a recent LCA investigation of Los Angeles county kennels. Viewers will also get a chance to see Millan work with 11 traumatized dogs considered worthless by their breeders.
The LCA was founded in 1984 by Chris DeRose and gradually became an advocacy group and organization which investigates all manners regarding animal abuse.
Millan’s new focus and his partnership with LCA will surely spotlight the abuses many animals endure in mass breeding facilities. Hopefully, the show will educate viewers about the wrong doings taking place in puppy mills nationwide and their link to pet shops and unsuspecting buyers.