SOURCE: Last Chance for Animals

December 20, 2007 10:00 ET

The Stars Come Out Against Puppy Mills at New Beverly Hills Puppy Store Protest

Their Message: ADOPT - Don't Buy This Holiday Season!

Pets of Bel Air Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg!

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - December 20, 2007) - Last Chance for Animals and Carole Raphaelle Davis, actress ("Sex & the City," "Angel," "Veronica Mars") and author of "The Diary of Jinky, Dog of a Hollywood Wife," is getting her Hollywood dog-loving friends together to protest Puppy Mills and encourage dog adoption on the biggest puppy buying day of the year. Richard Belzer, Actor ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit") and his adopted dog, Bébe, is one of the celebrities scheduled to show his support. There will also be testimonials from citizens with their dogs who have been duped by puppy stores into buying a sick puppy.

"We will be in front of Posh Puppy, a new pet store in Beverly Hills, encouraging people to ADOPT - Don't Buy! and to educate the public on puppy mills. Stores like Posh Puppy in Beverly Hills and Encino, The Puppy Store in West Hollywood, Puppy & Me in Sherman Oaks and the recently scrutinized Pets of Bel Air all get their dogs from puppy mills (mass breeding facilities known for their squalid conditions). California Law states that breeder information must be available to a would-be buyer. All you have to do is go and take a look at those breeding facilities -- I haven't found a single case where the breeder hasn't actually been a puppy mill. There are over 2 million puppy mill puppies sold every year in this country. These facilities will continue to flourish and breed animals that are prone to severe health problems, genetic defects and behavioral issues unless we put a stop to the source of the problem; puppy sales from pet stores and the Internet. These puppies sell for between $1000 & $4000. The best way to get a happy and healthy puppy? ADOPT - Don't Buy! Save a life," stated Chris DeRose, President & Founder, Last Chance for Animals.

WHAT:  Posh Puppy Store Protest

WHEN:  Saturday, December 22nd, Noon-3:00pm

WHERE: Posh Puppy
       9699 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA  90212
       (across from Neiman Marcus)

WHO:   Carole Raphaelle Davis, actress ("Sex & the City," 
       "Angel," "Veronica Mars") and author of "The Diary of 
       Jinky, Dog of a Hollywood Wife," Richard Belzer, actor 
       ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"), other
       celebrities, and testimonials from citizens who have 
       been duped by puppy stores into buying a sick puppy.

Last Chance for Animals (LCA), a national animal rights organization based in Los Angeles, has been active for more than two decades. Founded and led by animal expert, author, and actor, Chris DeRose, LCA fights for the rights of animals by conducting investigations that expose animal cruelty. For more information, visit www.LCAnimal.org.

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