Ingham County Animal Control Director and volunteers attended the Puppy Mill Awareness of Southeast Michigan’s “Pups Parade” to promote legislation to enact standards for large-scale dog breeding facilities in Michigan. The parade was held at the Michigan Capitol Building, 100 North Capitol Avenue in Lansing, on Sept. 25 th.
Dogs and dog advocates walked the sidewalk in a parade around the Michigan State Capitol. Lawmakers were asked to pass two important pieces of humane legislation: The Pet Lemon Law (SB 574) to protect families who purchase sick animals from breeders or pet stores, and the Puppy Protection Act (HB 5230 and 5231, SB 891 and 892) to help prevent puppy mills from establishing themselves in Michigan.
Guest speakers included Michigan Humane Society’s Linda Reider, Ingham County Animal Control director Jamie McAloon-Lampman, Representatives Vicki Barnett and Joan Bauer, author Marcia Fishman and her puppy mill survivor dog Rudolph, and Puppy Mill Awareness founder Pam Sordyl.
For more parade information, visit http://michiganpuppymills.yolasite.com/pupsparade.php