From: "Holly Sternberg" <[email protected]
To: <[email protected]
Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 22:04:46 -0500
Subject: important Petland demo this Saturday, December 19!
*I understand that there is a very strong possibility that the cable network
**Animal Planet will be at this demo, so its important to have a great
turnout. Please come on out!*
*The following is from the Humane Society of the United States:*
PETLAND DEMONSTRATION THIS SATURDAY
Help us educate consumers about the puppy mill-pet store connection this
holiday season. Please attend this pre-holiday demonstration at Petland in
Fairfax, VA *we need your help to make this a successthe biggest and best
*THIS COMING* *SATURDAY*, *December 19th, 1-3pm*.
We know the holiday season is hectic and everyone has a to-do list a mile
long, but if you could donate just two hours of your time to spread the word
about puppy mills, this pre-holiday demonstration is the time to do it.
Also, please spread the word to friends, family and any local animal groups
you know we need a huge turn-out and this is a great opportunity to have
our message heard.
Annually, the highest percentage of puppies are purchased during the
holidays. Please come join us in asking Petland to stop selling puppies and
support shelter adoptions instead.
Get a *free* Stop Puppy Mills backpack (while supplies last) and coffee/hot
chocolate will be provided all you need to bring is your enthusiasm!
*Date:* Saturday, December 19, 2009
*Time:* 1pm to 3pm
*Location:* Outermost sidewalk of strip mall on Pickett Road, *near Petland,
9404 Main St. Fairfax, VA 22031** **(Pickett Shopping Center)
**Directions:* From the Beltway, get off at Exit 52, Route 236 in Annandale,
going WEST toward Fairfax. The first mall on the right (near sign for
Einstein Bagels) is Pickett Shopping Center. Turn right at the traffic light
onto Pickett Road. Well be on the public sidewalk at the next traffic
light, right side of the road, near the wine store. Please pass the strip
mall where Petland resides and park at the next mall over, on the left side
of Pickett Road, near McDonalds.
As part of our emphasis on the adopt, dont shop message, we will be
collecting old blankets and towels to donate to local animal shelters.
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For any questions, contact
Manager, Puppy Mills Campaign[email protected]
*t* 301.721.6449 *f* 301.721.6414
The Humane Society of the United States
2100 L Street NW Washington, DC 20037
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(End of HSUS alert)
*Additional info: In spite of all the recent well-deserved bad publicity,
our local Fairfax Petland is still getting puppies from puppy mill brokers
Hunte Corp. and Perfect Puppies. *
*Huntes August 5, 2008 inspection report showed NUMEROUS violations of the
USDAs extremely minimal space requirements. *
*An inspection report for Perfect Puppies showed that in 2008, they obtained
approximately 516 puppies from hobby breeders, while in reality these
breeders had more than 3 breeding female dogs and were operating illegally,
without licenses or inspections. *
*Petland gets puppies from PUPPY MILLS. So please come on out to the Fairfax
Petland this Saturday and encourage people to boycott Petland and adopt a
homeless animal instead. Thanks!*