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Thursday, April 3rd-Oprah's Show on Puppy MillsViews: 955
Apr 02, 2008 8:51 pmThursday, April 3rd-Oprah's Show on Puppy Mills#

Kristin
I saw the ad for it and I'm not sure I'm going to be able to watch it--the commercial had me in tears. But, I know it's an important show and wanted you to all know. It seems she's going to try and get us all to take some action after the show. Perhaps anyone who does see it can post what action she wants us to do as a group.


Kristin
http://impactwriting.net

http://caregiving-kma.blogspot.com

http://funding4npo.blogspot.com

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Apr 03, 2008 2:38 pmre: Thursday, April 3rd-Oprah's Show on Puppy Mills#

Viveca Stone
excellent idea. Keep us posted.

Viveca


P.S. BTW - there are many different versions of puppy mills including my well intentioned neighbors who seem to have a little for sale each year and the neighbor down the street with cute little unneutered doggie that peed all over my house last week ... We can help everyday by getting the word off to them here are a couple key pieces I use:

Top 5 Reasons Pet Turned into Shelters (pdf file)
http://www.spayusa.org/media/pdfs/Reasons_Pets_Returned.pdf

Don't Breed Annie:
http://www.animalsheltering.org/resource_library/magazine_articles/jul_aug_1996/dont_breed_annie.pdf

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Apr 04, 2008 12:58 amre: re: Thursday, April 3rd-Oprah's Show on Puppy Mills#

Kristin
I had the date wrong---the show will air on Oprah on Friday, the 4th of April.

Kristin
http://impactwriting.net

http://caregiving-kma.blogspot.com

http://funding4npo.blogspot.com

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Apr 05, 2008 12:34 amre: re: re: Thursday, April 3rd-Oprah's Show on Puppy Mills#

Kristin
The show was very well done. Lots of tears--as I knew it would be. Great information!


Kristin
http://impactwriting.net

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Apr 05, 2008 2:36 amre: Thursday, April 3rd-Oprah's Show on Puppy Mills#

Pamela Akkerman
I watched and recorded the show....and yes, there were lots of tears. I lost 2 of my fuzzy children in 2007, so the Fort Worth, TX shelter story was very hard for me to watch but necessary.

I have tried to find the action items that Oprah was requesting on her website but I have had no luck in locating it.

Does anyone know what action Oprah was calling for?

Pam


Pamela Akkerman
Where Seniors Are The Top Dog
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www.TheGourmetDogBakery.com/blog

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Apr 07, 2008 7:52 pmre: re: Thursday, April 3rd-Oprah's Show on Puppy Mills#

Ann Rader
I wasn't able to watch Oprah's program but did receive this from HSUS. It includes a call to action/to do list, which may or may not be exactly what Oprah calls for. It's excellent. Here it is:

http://community.hsus.org/humane/notice-description.tcl?newsletter_id=22338000

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Apr 07, 2008 8:44 pmre: re: re: Thursday, April 3rd-Oprah's Show on Puppy Mills#

Pamela Akkerman
Thanks for the link, Ann. It was full of information and I have ordered the Proud 2 Adopt package. That is a great marketing product.

I would encourage all to read and get involved in one way or another.

Thanks again!
Pam


Pamela Akkerman
Where Seniors Are The Top Dog
www.TheGourmetDogBakery.com
www.TheGourmetDogBakery.com/blog

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Apr 07, 2008 8:53 pmre: re: re: re: Thursday, April 3rd-Oprah's Show on Puppy Mills#

Ann Rader
Hi Pamela, I should order the Proud 2 Adopt package too since I am indeed proud to have adopted! Not to mention proud to have rescued stray pets from the street!

xooxo Ann

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Apr 07, 2008 9:23 pmre: re: re: re: re: Thursday, April 3rd-Oprah's Show on Puppy Mills#

Pamela Akkerman
Ann,

We have always adopted from a MN rescue but now that we have relocated to TX, we have become more active in the Animal Defense League (the only no-kill shelter in the Southwest region).

I have observed something recently that I would like to share. We have been driving more residenial roads to avoid traffic jams on some of the freeways around San Antonio. In driving these back ways, we have noticed a large amount of dogs running free in packs. I had heard about this on the local news but couldn't imagine it. So many dogs are hit by cars and sometimes they are not taken to an emergency clinic but are left on the streets to die. I was horrified with this possibility.

Well, this morning I witnessed 2 separate packs of dogs running free and ripping open trash on the street corners. Mondays are trash days in most neighborhood in the northwest side of town.

My mind wondered some while watching these dogs and I seemed to associate them with groups of teenagers walking down the street. I felt that they were doing things that maybe a lone dog (or teenager) would not have done but in a pack, they did with the safety of the pack.

I am not sure why I was mesmerized by these dogs but I am having a hard time adjusting to this. Why do some parts of society treat their dogs as part of their family and others treat them like a commodity? Is it the way they were raised that makes the difference?

Thanks for listening.
Pam

Pamela Akkerman
Where Seniors Are The Top Dog
www.TheGourmetDogBakery.com
www.TheGourmetDogBakery.com/blog

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Apr 08, 2008 3:28 amre: re: re: re: re: re: Thursday, April 3rd-Oprah's Show on Puppy Mills#

Ann Rader
Dear Pamela,

Yes, I guess it's family background that plays a big role in whether people love animals and whether they are responsible individuals in general. However, each individual is ultimately responsible for themselves and their actions ...

I've heard about feral dogs living in packs in urban areas just as you describe. It's so sad and at least cats are a more effective predator in an urban situation than a dog can be. Though for both dogs and cats my heart breaks when I think of their very difficult lives as strays.

I have even heard of people who spay/neuter and return the dogs to their environment, just like we do with feral cats.

???? I don't quite know what I think of that in the case of dogs.

Sadly, Ann

P.S. FYI, on another subject, on Ryze, if you put http:// before your web site addresses then they will be live and easier for people to click on and visit.

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Apr 16, 2008 1:12 amre: Thursday, April 3rd-Oprah's Show on Puppy Mills#

Kristin
Here's the link to the pledge that was on the Oprah show.

http://community.hsus.org/campaign/stoppuppymills_april_2008_mktg?qp_source=gabga9&gclid=CNGjhc6y3pICFRE0FQodW22y%5fg

Maybe I should start a new post with this???

Kristin
http://impactwriting.net

http://funding4npo.blogspot.com

http://caregiving-kma.blogspot.com

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