The dogs in puppymills live their lives on wire. The law
used to require that they had a solid resting surface so they could get
off the wire but both the United States Department of Agriculture and
the PA Department of Agriculture recently removed that requirement at
the request of the mills.
So now the dogs have no solid surface to rest. They
constantly balance on wires with their feet often falling through. Many
dogs are maimed when their feet and legs fall through the wires and get
ripped off as they struggle to pull them back through. The dogs also
never have a blanket or soft bed to snuggle in. Most of them live in
rabbit hutch cages outside in the coldest of weather with no heat.
In memory of the dogs who have suffered and who are
suffering, we are creating a quilt. The quilt will be displayed at the
Second Paws March Against Puppymills next May 5, 2002.
Everyone is invited to send in a block for the quilt in
memory of a dog from the mills that they have loved or who has touched
them, or in honor of the dogs who are suffering. We have volunteers who
will sew all the blocks together into a quilt. The blocks can be of
various sizes. They should not be smaller than 6 x 6 or larger than 24 x
Please feel free to email me with questions or send your
block to Hearts United for Animals Box 565 Westtown, PA 19395.
Thank you for caring about the dogs,
Hearts United for Animals
The Sirius Shoppe
The only store where all the profits go to shut down puppymills.
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