SOURCE: Last Chance for Animals

May 09, 2008 22:38 ET

Media Alert: Press Conference -- Saturday; Mother's Day Gift to Puppy Mill Survivors

Last Chance for Animals and Best Friends Animal Society Honor Mother Dogs in Front of Store That Sells Their Puppy Mill Puppies; Little Maltese Mama Represents Millions of Mother Dogs Enslaved in Factory Farming of Puppies

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 9, 2008) -


WHEN:   Saturday, May 10, 2008
        11:00 a.m.

WHERE:  Hi Puppies!
        955 South Vermont Avenue, Suite B
        Los Angeles, CA  90006

WHAT: Hi Puppies' primary supplier is World Kennels, a puppy mill that was recently exposed as having more than 400 dogs at their unlicensed facility. Hi Puppies sells these dogs for several hundred to thousands of dollars each. Just days ago more than 100 dogs, mostly exhausted mothers used for constant breeding, were liberated from the hellish life at World Kennels puppy mill in LA County. Best Friends is leading the adoption and rehabilitation of the dogs. World Kennels came under fire after an investigation by Last Chance for Animals.

The perception is that puppy mills are a Midwestern disgrace but California is fast becoming the puppy mill capital of the West.

So to bring awareness for these amazing mothers who are also puppy mill survivors this Mother's Day Weekend, it just seems fitting that these little moms will go from being numbers to being given names of their own.

One particular dog will also receive a Mother's Day card with 50 paw prints which represent the puppies that she and mother dogs in puppy mills across the country are forced to produce over the course of their sad, heartbreaking lives.

WHO: Last Chance for Animals, an international non-profit animal advocacy organization based in Los Angeles, Best Friends Animal Society, and mother dogs rescued from World Kennels puppy mill.

Also available for interviews:
LCA spokesperson, Carole Raphaelle Davis, author "The Diary of Jinky, Dog
of a Hollywood Wife."
Jana Kohl, psychologist and author of "A Rare Breed of Love."
Jane Velez-Mitchell, CNN anchor and author of "Secrets Can be Murder."
Carol Leifer, writer, "Seinfeld."
Ellen Lavinthal, founder and president, Animal Alliance.

LCA's roots began in investigating and exposing the inherent cruelty of animal research. LCA fights for the rights of animals by conducting investigations that expose animal cruelty, launching public awareness campaigns, pushing animal friendly legislation and assisting in prosecutions of animal abusers. For additional information on LCA and its activities, visit www.LCAnimal.org.

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