SOURCE: Last Chance for Animals

June 06, 2008 17:05 ET

MEDIA ALERT: SATURDAY PEACEFUL PROTEST -- Last Chance for Animals and Best Friends Animal Society Come Together to Stop Pets of Bel Air From Selling Puppy Mill Dogs

After Successfully Protesting Posh Puppy Pet Stores for Over 5 Months, Store Owners Agreed to Cease Selling Animals -- Peaceful Protests Begin Saturday at Pets of Bel Air

BEL AIR, CA--(Marketwire - June 6, 2008) -


WHEN:   Saturday, June 7, 2008
        11:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Pets of Bel Air
        2924 Beverly Glen Circle
        Bel Air, CA 90077

WHAT: Last Chance for Animals (LCA), Best Friends Animals Society and concerned citizens are announcing the beginning of weekly peaceful protests that will educate the public and urge Pets of Bel Air to stop selling live animals. "LCA and Best Friends do not want Pets of Bel Air to go out of business, we only want Pets of Bel Air to stop selling puppy mill puppies and deal only in accessories and pet supplies. We would welcome the opportunity to promote Pets of Bel Air as a humane pet store and help boost their business." Due to 5 months of dedicated and peaceful demonstrations by LCA and Best Friends, Posh Puppy pet stores have ended their puppy sales and began a humane trend for Los Angeles pet stores. Their announcement of no longer selling live animals or supporting the puppy mill industry has brought a newer hope for animals to be adopted. Best Friends and LCA are committed to a "Puppy Store Free LA."

WHO: Last Chance for Animals (LCA) is an international non-profit animal advocacy organization based in Los Angeles. LCA fights for the rights of animals by conducting investigations that expose animal cruelty and launching public awareness campaigns. For more information visit www.LCAnimal.org. Best Friends Animal Society operates the country's largest sanctuary for homeless animals, and provides adoption, spay/neuter, and educational programs nationwide. For more information, visit www.bestfriends.org.

CONTACT: To schedule an interview with Jack Carone, spokesperson for Last Chance for Animals, please contact 818-675-8112 or jackcarone@hotmail.com. To schedule an interview with Nora DellaMaddalena, spokesperson for Best Friends Animal Society, please contact 310-463-0507 or noradm@earthlink.net.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Jack Carone
    Last Chance for Animals
    (818)-675-8112

    Nora DellaMaddalena
    Best Friends Animal Society
    (310)-463-0507