Katie Cleary

Katie Cleary

Katie Cleary, model #11 and other models from the hit NBC television show Deal or No Deal are coming out to Beverly Hills on Saturday to encourage puppy store customers to “ADOPT – DON’T SHOP” and to speak out against the animal cruelty behind that cute little puppy in the window. Joined by Last Chance for Animals (LCA), Best Friends Animal Society and local rescue groups will spread the message that puppy stores and the puppy mills that supply them are no deal for dogs or consumers!

97% of all dogs in pet stores come from puppy mills. Puppy mills are breeding facilities that mass-produce puppies for sale. These facilities are notorious for their filthy, overcrowded conditions, and the minimal amount of time and money spent on meeting the animals’ basic needs to maximize profits. LCA’s undercover investigations time and again have exposed the brutality of these puppy mills.
Chris DeRose, LCA President, released the following statement:

The inbreeding prevalent in puppy mills produces animals with genetic diseases and abnormalities. Once an animal is purchased the consumer is faced with hefty vet fees for their sick puppy. It is extremely important for Americans to know what the cute puppy in the pet shop has endured to be sold. There are so many adoptable and wonderful pets at shelters and rescues throughout the country. The purchase of a puppy through a pet store is simply irresponsible. If someone wants a specific breed or a young dog, they’re all available without going to a pet store.”

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