Two Local Women Organize Puppy Mills Protest
According to the national non-profit Bailing Out Benji, there are more than 30 puppy mills in the state of Minnesota.
Two women from the Northwest Metro are joining others in an effort to close them down.
Every Sunday Rita Buechele of Brooklyn Park and Mary Morin of Brooklyn Center head to Blaine to protest a pet store the organization says sells dogs from puppy mills. They hope that by protesting every Sunday, they will make people more aware of puppy mills.
“I’ve seen them. I have been to a puppy mill auction and I’ve seen puppy mills in person,” says Mary Morin, who has been an advocate for over 20 years. “The animals have wire floors in their cages and it’s always crowded. Many of the long haired dogs have incredible matting them have never seen a groomer. Their teeth are in bad shape, and they are just breed over and over again. I call them ‘greeders’ not breeders.”
More about Bailing out Benji
Bailing Out Benji is a small, non-profit organization that is dedicated to educating the public and providing them with the most current and accurate data regarding the puppy mill industry. The group will continue protesting every Sunday from 1-2 p.m. until the end of the year. For more information about Bailing Out Benji you can visit their website.