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Well tomorrow is national poppy day were so we are we just get an advance stardom as.
If that my dogs and overseeing this this is just do this employees say hi just to Powell there were able activities it.
Since 2006 dog lovers across the country celebrate the unofficial holiday.
On March 23 -- just happens to be tomorrow -- bring awareness of the problems with puppy mills and to promote adoption from pet shelters.
Joining us here now is -- bank and she is the senior director.
Of the puppy mills campaign at the ASPCA.
And -- -- there tonight there or you don't.
And say how to box a smaller -- great to have you opened the a bit in -- this campaign against.
These puppy mills.
We hear about a moment -- but people.
Tell us why you're so so engaged in dealing with the issue in trying to stop.
Sure well the AC CA conducted a poll about two years ago.
And what we found was that about 80% of people knew that puppy mills were back at the -- -- they wouldn't necessarily buy a dog if they knew it came from a puppy -- But about the same percentage of people about 78% said that they didn't know that most pats were puppies come from -- So based PCA launch our national no pet store puppies campaign in order to bridge that information gap.
I have noticed that increasingly going into area a pet store.
And when you've got forward on what we do.
Cat is that do you spend a little partner I'm seeing fewer stores and about.
You're secure pet stores with dogs -- the puppies and that's great that's great is that happening across the country.
I think gave me the momentum definitely seems to be headed in that direction which we based BCA certainly love we did another poll that found that.
People who adopted a dog from a shelter as opposed to buying a puppy from a pet store.
I'm much more positive experience they came away from it feeling like there was a much more honest and -- parents parent.
I'm and they also usually have fewer -- -- room that's.
These days I can that's a very important combative position.
The number of dogs up for adoption -- up for adoption and dogs -- is a growing.
It is -- and tell us where you are.
Well -- -- I think it's about five to seven million dollars estimated at a shelter system in the country.
-- a lot and the vast majority of those are adaptable animals and are you know about half of them are being euthanized because there's no and to adopt them.
We'll be back its review to bring these these beautiful animals down here.
If employers -- We're having a holder commander securely because she's got a broken -- She's an example of what the happens.
The -- I'm sure we will broken hearted that they couldn't afford the vet bills necessary.
She's already got well that's wonderful that is wonderful.
In -- I'm sure you're up next is our body will be thank you very much correctly trauma burn him.
Employee and boss for more information on the ASPCA's.
Puppy mill campaign -- to know pet store puppies.
And we'll have them on our website as well we thank you for --
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