All posts tagged Puppy Mills

Tracy Voss, founder of TracysDogs

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Tracy Voss—the co-founder of TracysDogs, a San Antonio, Texas-based organization that pulls dogs from high-kill shelters, rehabilitates them, then adopts them out to families across the country, transporting the dogs in their 32-foot trailer—discusses growing up as a dog devotee, and how a beloved black Lab significantly helped her navigate through a somewhat awkward, isolated childhood. Read more…

Paul Solotaroff, Rolling Stone contributing editor

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Paul Solotaroff—Rolling Stone contributing editor who wrote a wide-ranging, high-profile exposé about the netherworld of puppy mills in the then-new issue of the magazine—discusses how he came to write the piece, sort of goaded into it by Humane Society of The United States CEO Wayne Pacelle, after Solotaroff completed another Rolling Stone investigative opus about factory farming. Read more…

Michele Lazarow, activist against pet stores selling puppy mill dogs

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Michele Lazarow—a Hallandale Beach city commissioner and activist who has helped pass numerous laws across Florida preventing pet stories from selling dogs that come from puppy mills—recounts the dreadful experience she had in 2004 after buying her dog, Alfie, from a pet store, which misrepresented where the dog had come from, thereby launching Lazarow on the path of crusader to make such transactions illegal. Read more…

Laura Fletcher-Taylor, co-Founder of Loving Friends Transport

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Laura Fletcher-Taylor—co-founder of Loving Friends Transport, a Clearwater, FL-based nonprofit that transports animals from overcrowded shelters in one part of the country to shelters in another part, where they stand a much better chance of being adopted; they also transport animals from such crisis situations as hurricanes, hoarding cases and puppy mill raids—discusses her longstanding devotion to caring for animals, whether tending to injured ones as a little kid or, as a college student, looking after horses who were foaling. Read more…

Deborah Howard, founder of Companion Animal Protection Society

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Deborah Howard–founder and president of the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS), the only national nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to protecting companion animals from cruelty in pet shops and puppy mills–discusses the pivotal visit to the Atlanta pet store more than 22 years ago that set Howard on the path to launching CAPS. Read more…