Michelle Forbes to Attend Puppy Mill Awareness Day

September 17, 2010 by  

Michelle Forbes, Maryann ForresterMichelle Forbes, who played Maryann on HBO‘s True Blood, has joined forces with Last Chance For Animals and will be appearing at Puppy Mill Awareness Day September 18, 2010 at the La Brea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., in Los Angeles from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Forbes will be appearing along side the “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Milan to raise awareness about the reality of puppy mills and the horrible conditions that millions of animals live through each year. The event will have music from live bands, activities for children, pet adoptions and animal friendly vendors. Admission to Puppy Mill Awareness Day is free and parking will be available.

Last Chance For Animals is a non-profit organization that advocates for animals and has been around since 1984. Chris DeRose, Last Chance For Animals‘ founder says that the location of the event was chosen deliberately.

“The location of Puppy Mill Awareness Day at the Tar Pits is symbolic of our commitment to make the horrible practice of mass-producing dogs for the pet trade extinct.”

Everyone involved hopes to get people to understand the reality of puppy mills and to persuade them to stop purchasing animals from pet stores and online. Adopting animals from shelters helps save them from being put down as there are 4 million homeless cats and dogs that are put down each year in U.S. shelters. For more information on the event click here.

Sources: Sunherald.com — ‘Dog Whisperer’ Cesar Millan and True Blood Star Michelle Forbes Join Last Chance for Animals in ‘Adopt, Don’t Shop’ Campaign

Last Chance For Animals — Puppy Mill Awareness Day

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