“Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan and True Blood star Michelle Forbes have joined forces with Last Chance for Animals (LCA) for Puppy Mill Awareness Day on Saturday, September 18.
Flanked by replicas of pre-historic dinosaurs, “the location of Puppy Mill Awareness Day at the Tar Pits is symbolic of our commitment to make the horrible practice of mass-producing dogs for the pet trade extinct,” says Chris DeRose, Last Chance for Animals Founder. The community event hopes to raise public awareness about the abusive conditions in commercial breeding facilities, called puppy mills, that cause misery and neglect for millions of animals each year in the interest of profit.
Along with Cesar Millan, Michelle Forbes, Mad TV’s Debra Wilson, Los Angeles Postmaster Mark Anderson, L.A. Council Member Tom LaBonge, West Hollywood City Council Member Jeffrey Prang, and L.A. Animal Services General Manager Brenda Barnette, Last Chance for Animals will host bands, children’s activities, pet adoptions and animal-friendly vendors to draw public attention to suffering in puppy mills.