Puppy Mill Awareness Day 2012
Activists, Actors, and Musicians Join Forces to Save Puppy Mill Dogs
Hosted by Last Chance for Animals and Paws of Austin
Sat & Sun Sept 29-30, 2012 in Austin, Texas
“500,000 puppies are bred annually at puppy mills – only half survive – this must stop!” Rikki Rockett
Poison drummer Rikki Rockett, actress Shannon Elizabeth, dog trainer Victoria Stilwell, and Animal Cops Houston’s Randy Farmer, join Last Chance for Animals’ (LCA) president and founder Chris DeRose and rescue group Paws of Austin to host a free educational public event and a VIP reception to raise awareness and put an end to puppy mills.
WHAT: VIP RECEPTION: Food, wine, silent auction and a live art auction featuring puppy mill survivors, their artwork, and their stories.
WHEN: Saturday, September 29, 2012
7:00 p.m. - 10:00p.m.
WHERE: Urban Grill at The Westin
11301 Domain Drive, Austin, TX 78758
Tickets to the reception are $30 available from: http://www.pawsofaustin.org/public/specialevents.html
WHAT: PUPPY MILL AWARENESS DAY 2012 - Live music, food and drink, Puppy Mi Survivor Parade, Frisbee show by Karma the Flying Pit Bull, and special guest speakers.
WHEN: Sunday, September 30, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Fiesta Gardens (West End)
2101 Jesse E Segovia St, Austin TX 78702
ABOUT PUPPY MILLS
Each year, approximately 500,000 puppies are bred in puppy mills nationally, facilities known for their filthy, overcrowded conditions and the unhealthy animals they produce. Only half of these animals make it to pet stores, the others die from the mill’s squalid conditions, hypothermia, starvation or the horrors of transport. For more information, visit http://www.banpuppymills.com/.
ABOUT PAWS OF AUSTIN
PAWS of Austin (Protection for Animal Welfare Services) is a non-profit animal rescue organization established in Austin, Texas for the purpose of providing refuge to stray and unwanted companion animals. PAWS breed expertise is Great Danes. PAWS' mission is to prevent cruelty to all animals by promoting humane standards through education and example, to provide care and shelter for homeless animals, aid in the reduction of domestic animal overpopulation, and aid in the enforcement of laws, including the investigation of animal cruelty and abuse. PAWS’ main goal is to provide the best possible care for the animals while in PAWS’ custody and finding them new permanent, loving homes.