I hate that this group is destroying small businesses that truly do get their breeders and sell well bred puppies. This is a disservice to small businesses and it’s a disservice to me the consumer. Of course, the rescues they are supporting are getting their dogs from the worst of the puppy mills but they don’t tell you that.
We get to the root cause of why dogs end up in shelters, abusive situations, and/or hurt in many ways. We aim to eradicate the problematic but pervasive puppy mills that plague the nation. Through legislation, awareness, and education we hope to destroy the profit incentive and terrible practices supporting these mills
This is a great organization that works to educate local government officials and the public about the unspeakable cruelty that exists in puppy mills. They work to change legislation.
They also provide monetary support to animal rescue shelters who take in sick puppy mill dogs by funding medical care and give dogs a second chance at having a healthy happy life. Their work helps protect the consumer by providing information to help stop the sale of sick dogs which is heartbreaking and costly for the consumer when they purchase a dog thinking it is healthy and comes from a real breeder.
This group is amazing! They tirelessly work to educate the public on Puppy Mills and how you can help eradicate them. I adopted a Puppy Mill Mom(photo). She was so abused and mistreated and is blind because of what she endured in the Mill. The public needs to know where their Pet Store dogs come from so they can help stop this horrible Mill industry. That's why I have supported this group in all that they do. They are SO important to the animal community! Love them!
I met Kerin and Dee from The Puppy Mill Project through my volunteer work with a local animal shelter. I have participated in several pet store demonstrations with The Puppy Mill Project. Through these experiences and my working relationship with Kerin I see first hand their unwavering dedication to protecting the beautiful and important lives of the animals.
This is one of the best nonprofit organizations on the planet! They educate the public about the Puppy Mill horrors, and assist with medical expenses for the Mill dogs.
The Puppy Mill Project does amazing things! They are wonderful at educating the public on Puppy Mills. It’s special to me because my dog Brandi was rescued after a puppy mill dumped her for not producing a litter. She was in bad shape, severely underweight, scared of human contact and injured. Today she is a happy healthy dog loving a great life but others are still being neglected in Puppy Mills.
I first heard about The Puppy Mill Project several years ago. It wasn't until we adopted our dog that we found out his mom was a puppy mill mother, and learned about the horrible and cruel treatment of dogs in the mills at the hands of greedy for-profit breeders. Ever since I have volunteered with this wonderful organization and its dedicated advocates to educate the public about where the majority of pet store puppies come from, and to end puppy mills.
As a Board Member and Co-Chair of The Education Committee, we have educated over 2500 students and adults on the direct connection between puppy mill cruelty, and pet stores that sell puppies, Internet sales, farmers markets, news paper ads and even sales out of vehicles. We spend over an hour a session giving age appropriate presentations with interactive exercises followed by a question and answer session. We help students with school assignments and provide them with handout materials. We recently completed out TPMP Education Kit which can be ordered through our website www.thepuppymillproject.org
The Education Kit contains a flash drive with our presentations, explanations of our exercises, a hard copy of Ruby’s Story, along with a coloring book, and a soft copy. There are blue bands with our motto, “It’s Not Cool To Be Cruel” and some tri-folds with information on puppy mills. https://www.thepuppymillproject.org/?s=Education+kit
My rescue border collie Scottie and I are passionate about The Puppy Mill Project's message of Adopt, Don't Shop. We know there are so many wonderful dogs waiting at shelters and rescues. Pet shops must stop selling puppy mill dogs which only perpetuates the awful cruelty that the breeding dogs endure.
We fully support TPMP's goal of educating the public and join them in spreading the word about adoption.
The Puppy Mill Project graciously took me in as I was starting a Petition to require Petland to offer Rescues. The girls that helped me with some information on what I needed to do to make my petition more suitable helped me so much! They're still helping me as my petition hasn't been taken to the city yet.
They give a voice to the dogs in the puppy mills. They work to stop the sale of puppies bred and born in these despicable puppy mills. They educate the public on the mills and support the adoption of rescue dogs and cats and also adoption of pets from animal control facilities!
When I learned that Naperville, I l was the "puppy mill outlet capital" , I was horrified and wanted to change that dubious title. Having no idea how to get humane pet store legislation passed, I contacted The Puppy Mill Project. They helped in every way possible. They coached me on proper procedure and best practices. Representatives came to our council meetings and met with our elected officials. The Puppy Mill Project provided materials for with to educate the officials. They have been by my side every step of the way. They also educate our youth and provide grants to defray medical costs for mill survivors.
In my opinion, this is not an effective organization and I would not recommend supporting or donating to them. There are many amazing organizations out there who do real, effective work for puppy mill dogs! Although they look good on the outside, this organization is unfortunately not one of them. They are known for taking credit for others' work, treating their volunteers terribly, and being badly managed. Although this organization puts on a big show, they do not do any effective work. I highly urge you NOT to put your funds and energy towards this group. As a former volunteer of this organization who was once very involved (extremely involved with the inside operations of this organization), I speak from personal experience. Many volunteers who were deeply involved were badly treated and have now left the organization, like myself. Now a much more experienced activist and in college studying nonprofit management, I can even more clearly see how badly managed and ineffective this organization is. Please check out The Companion Animal Protection Society, which is an extremely effective organization and does REAL work for puppy mill dogs. This is all my opinion, taken from personal experience.
Very sad to see this naysayer feels the need to malign our efforts across social media, especially given no hands on experience with our organization. Instead, she seeks to promote another organization. Our work is well known by the rescues and other non profits we partner with, and by our supporters and volunteers.
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