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Thursday, 20 September 2012 20:00

Michigan Puppy Mill Awareness Day 2012

Fwd: Michigan Dogs and their People to Protest Puppy Mills with a “Pups Parade” at the Capitol:

LANSING, Mich. – Puppy Mill Awareness of Southeast Michigan is hosting a “Pups Parade” to promote legislation to enact standards for large-scale dog breeding facilities in Michigan. The parade will be at the Michigan Capitol Building, 100 North Capitol Avenue in Lansing, on Tuesday, September 25th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

“Michiganders care about dogs and want to prevent puppy mills from coming to our state,” said Pam Sordyl, founder of Puppy Mill Awareness of Southeast Michigan. “We’ve all seen how easily large-scale breeding can spiral out of control, like the recent case in Allegan County.” In April of 2012, Allegan County officials removed more than 350 small dogs living in deplorable conditions from a breeding facility in Cheshire Township.

Dogs and dog advocates will conduct a sidewalk parade at the Michigan State Capitol and will ask lawmakers to pass two important pieces of humane legislation: The Pet Lemon Law (SB 574) to protect families who purchase sick animals from breeders or pet stores, and the Puppy Protection Act (HB 5230 and 5231, SB 891 and 892) to help prevent puppy mills from establishing themselves in Michigan.

The “Pups Parade” will kick off at 1:30 p.m. and will circle the Capitol square. At 2:30 pm, guest speakers will address the public, including Michigan Humane Society’s Linda Reider, Ingham County Animal Control director Jamie McAloon-Lampman, Representatives Vicki Barnett and Joan Bauer, author Marcia Fishman and her puppy mill survivor dog Rudolph, and Puppy Mill Awareness founder Pam Sordyl.

“We have no tolerance for animals suffering in large-scale kennels in Ingham County,” said Jamie McAloon-Lampman, director of Ingham County Animal Control. “We invite the public to visit their local shelters and save a life instead.”

Organizations and businesses co-hosting the event include Capital Area Humane Society, Ingham County Animal Control & Shelter, Helping Eaton Animal Resource Team (H.E.A.R.T.), Annabelle’s Pet Station, Animal Placement Bureau, and Voiceless-MI.

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Publication/Event date: 2012-09-04
Publication name: Riverhead Patch 
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After weeks of silence, the owner of the Puppy Experience in Aquebogue has come forward to blast the protestors who have been picketing outside his store for months -- and to set the record straight.
"I'm all about the truth," said Scott Kaphan, who owns The Puppy Experience.

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Publication/Event date: 2012-09-03
Publication name: Riverhead Patch
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Tensions between owners of the Puppy Experience in Aquebogue and protestors who have been demonstrating outside, hoping to raise awareness about puppy mills for the past few months, took a dramatic turn on Sunday as police were called to the scene.

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Publication/Event date: 2012-08-27
Publication name: Riverhead Patch
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Despite a cease and desist order, protestors continued to rally outside of he Puppy Experience in Aquebogue over the weekend -- and an attorney for the store's owner said a lawsuit could be filed as soon as next week.

"We don't have any objection with them raising awareness," said Ronald T. Alber, Jr. of the Commack-based Alber & Loglisci, LLP, who sent a letter recently ordering the protesters to cease and desist, or else risk the filing of legal action, including a restraining order "enjoining any further injurious conduct."

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Publication/Event date: 2012-08-26
Publication name: The Suffolk Times
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Motorists driving along Route 25 in Aquebogue Sunday afternoon beeped their car horns in support of a puppy-mill protest organized in front of the pet store Puppy Experience, where several animal rights advocates held signs and handed out pamphlets.

Barbara Dennihy of the Companion Animal Protection Society, a national animal rights organization based in Massachusetts, said her group has been protesting in front of Puppy Experience from 1 to 4 p.m. every weekend for the past few months because it believes the pet store sells puppies obtained from substandard dog-breeding facilities known as “puppy mills.”

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Thursday, 23 August 2012 20:00

Protestors Gear Up for National Dog Day

Publication/Event date: 2012-08-24
Publication name: Riverhead Patch
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The Companion Animal Protection Society has been demonstrating outside the puppy store in recent months; the group was recently sent a cease and desist order from the shop owner, Scott Kaphan's, attorney but so far, Barbara Dennihy said they group has not heard anything further about the demand.

"CAPS has been holding educational demonstrations every weekend at local pet shops to educate consumers on the connection between puppy mills/puppy brokers and retail pet stores," Dennihy said. "Over three million puppies are produced in puppy mills across the United States every year for distribution to retail puppy stores, while in shelters across America over three million companion animals a year are euthanized, for no other reason except lack of space. What is wrong with this picture?" she asked.

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Who: Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS)
What: Protest and Outreach Event
Where: The Puppy Experience, 487 New York State Route 25, Aquebogue, NY
When: Saturdays and Sundays, 1 - 4pm (ongoing)
Why: To educate consumers about the pet shop/puppy mill connection and to encourage the public to adopt from rescues and shelters How: Through education, outreach and law-abiding protests

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Publication/Event date: 2012-08-14
Publication name: NorthFork Patch
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Tensions are escalating between a group of protestors who rally outside The Puppy Experience in Aquebogue and the owner of the business.

For weeks, protestors have been demonstrating outside The Puppy Experience on Route 25 in Aquebogue, carrying signs stating that many pet stores purchase dogs from puppy mills; the most recent protest was this weekend.

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Monday, 06 August 2012 20:00

Protestors Return To The Puppy Experience

Publication/Event date: 2012-08-05
Publication name: Riverhead Patch
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Waving signs that read "Puppy Mills Breed Cruelty," "Adopt From A Shelter," and "Prisoners of Greed," animal advocates protested outside The Puppy Experience in Aquebogue both Saturday and Sunday in an effort to raise awareness about puppy mills.

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Publication/Event date: 2012-08-07  
Publication name: Corona del Mar Today
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A year ago today, dozens of animal rights protesters crowded onto the sidewalks in front of a new East Coast Highway business, vowing to return until alleged puppy mill dogs were no longer sold at the I Heart Puppies shop.

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