Former puppy mill dog, Bea, has made many friends and fans these days. Starring next to the beautiful model, Kiley Wirtz, she has posed in a special video and print message to raise awareness about puppy mills and the pet shops that profit from them.
“This Is The Face Of A Puppy Mill Dog” aims to spread the word that puppy mills are horrible, and pet shops that sell dogs get them from these despicable businesses. Puppies obtained from these stores are prone to severe genetic disorders, terrible diseases, and the careless breeding causes great anguish for both pet and pet parent alike.
“From a young age I had more problems than a senior dog – something that happens often with us puppy mill dogs”, says Bea. A rescued puppy mill dog, Bea represents the many that are bred in such places. And now she is their poster girl, as well, through Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS).
Beautiful in her own right, Bea poses with successful, attractive models of the human variety in a special PSA that hopes to spread the word about the ills of puppy mills. And now, this month into the beginning of next, a portion of that PSA will be aired nightly during the “News Hour” on PBS.
In the Chicago area, as well as a few other major areas, Bea will have her chance to share “This is the Face of a Puppy Mill Dog” with millions of viewers. Already a star, she’ll now be a television heroine as well. For our area, Chicago, these spots on PBS will begin airing tonight, and run through March 4th.
Be sure to watch!
|Photo courtesy of Ida McCarthy|
Additionally, CAPS is making sure that the employees of the Happiness Is Pets store in Lombard, IL, as well as any of their potential patrons, see Bea’s message. The “Models Against Pet Shops and Puppy Mills” image is now on the billboard across from the store.
Go CAPS! Go Bea!!