April 3, 2012
Friends of Finn in Action
The members of Friends of Finn are making a difference for animals by raising awareness and funds to stop the puppy mill industry.
The Reality of Puppy Mills
Friends of Finn leaders Amanda Hearst and Georgina Bloomberg recently helped the Animal Rescue Team care for dogs removed from a puppy mill in North Carolina.
Raising Funds to Raise Awareness
On its own, the committee has so far raised a total of $240,000 for puppy mill education and awareness campaigns.
Working with The HSUS, in 2010, Friends of Finn helped raise $1 million at the Make History Gala to support the work of The HSUS’s Stop Puppy Mill campaign. 2010 gala video and story »
In 2011, Friends of Finn leaders Amanda Hearst, Annie Churchill, and Georgina Bloomberg chaired the To the Rescue! Gala in New York City, which helped raise more than $1.1 million for the life-saving work of The HSUS’s Animal Rescue Team. 2011 gala slideshow »
Assisting The HSUS
Friends of Finn member Lorenzo Borghese teamed up with an HSUS investigator to go undercover as “shoppers” and caught sales staff at 11 New York City-area pet stores making misleading claims concerning the origin of their puppies. Watch a video about the investigation »
Amanda Hearst’s visit to an emergency shelter for dogs removed from a puppy mill in Mississippi was the beginning of her involvement with the issue of puppy mills, which led to the formation of Friends of Finn. Watch a video from the puppy mill where the dogs Amanda visited came from »
Georgina Bloomberg, one of the leaders of Friends of Finn, also helps The HSUS with equine protection issues and serves as chair of The HSUS’s Equine Leadership Council.