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November 30, 2010

Grammy Nominee Makes Puppy Mill Plea

The Humane Society of the United States’ Puppy Mill Action Week Features Message from Colbie Caillat

Fourth annual action week, Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, concludes with CD giveaway

For the fourth year, The Humane Society of the United States has  designated the week after Thanksgiving (Nov. 28 – Dec. 4) as  Puppy Mill Action Week. The goal of the week is to spread the word to consumers about the problem of puppy mills at the start of the busiest puppy buying season – the winter holidays. This year, The HSUS is being joined by singer-songwriter and Grammy Award nominee Colbie Caillat, a spokesperson for The HSUS’s Puppy Mills campaign. Caillat is asking the public to join her in pledging not to shop at pet stores or Internet sites that sell puppies.

“We are thrilled to have Colbie Caillat join us this year to help raise awareness about puppy mills,” said Kathleen Summers, manager of The HSUS’ Puppy Mills campaign. “With new laws passed this year in Missouri, Oklahoma and Iowa, the top puppy mill states are cracking down on terrible abuses. We not only need strong public policies to protect dogs from cruelty, but also need consumer action to dry up the demand for puppy mill dogs, and that’s what Puppy Mill Action Week is all about.”

To celebrate the recent legislative victories, The HSUS is concluding Puppy Mill Action Week with a CD giveaway. Three people who sign the pledge to stop puppy mills during Puppy Mill Action week will be selected at random to win a free “Breakthrough” CD signed by Colbie Caillat. 

This year’s Puppy Mill Action Week will also recruit participants via social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Facebook participants will be asked to update their status with a special message to spread the word about puppy mills, and a link will be provided so they can sign the pledge and enter the drawing.

To learn more about how to stop puppy mills, to sign the pledge, and to view an exclusive video message from Colbie Caillat, go to humanesociety.org/puppymills.

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