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16 May 2001 Issue
A Quilt For The Mill Dogs

from Dogshelter@aol.com 

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 24.

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,
Lee Wheeler
Hearts United for Animals
http://www.hua.org
The Sirius Shoppe
http://www.ihelppets.com
The only store where all the profits go to shut down puppymills.

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