Let your dog share a few barks at the State Capitol this year!
Overview:Join fellow dog advocates at the Michigan State Capital for a sidewalk parade with your dogs while our legislators wrap up their afternoon session. We are asking lawmakers to pass the Pet Lemon Law (SB 574) and Puppy Protection Act (HB 5230 and 5231, SB 891 and 892) to help prevent puppy mills from establishing themselves in Michigan and to protect families who purchase sick animals from breeders or pet stores.
Date:Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
Location: Michigan State Capitol Building, W. Michigan Ave & S. Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI48906
Parade Line-up along Capitol Avenue to Front East steps
Parade Kick-off & Postcard Dog Photo Drop-off
Guest Speakers (6 each 3 mins)
3: Organizational Introductions (1 min each) & Photos
Event Group Photo
Bring:Your dog(s)! A photo of your dog or survivor, waste bags, lawn chairs, anti-puppy mill clothing and buttons, signs and banners. Signs and banners can not be put in the ground, so we suggest bringing a wagon with signs propped up in it or a small sign on a stick (see examples). Please be sure your dog is on a leash and on his or her best behavior. Beverages will not be provided.
Pups Parade participants are asked to make small signs promoting the Puppy Protection Act. Here are some instructions and suggestions.
¨Size 18 x 13 (small) ¨Florescent paper. Yellow is easier to read. ¨Black marker. Bold text. ¨Cardboard or foam board. ¨Contact paper for protection ¨Wood stick
“I support the Puppy Protection Act" “Pass the Puppy Protection Act” “Michiganders for Puppies” “I am a proud Puppy Protector” “Vote Yes on The Puppy Protection Act (HB 5230 and 5231, SB 891 and 892)” “Say no to Puppy Mills” “Protect our Puppies”
Inhgam County Animal Control & Shelter They are known for actively pursing puppy mill operations and successful prosecute animal abusers. Remember Joan Skillman who was running the Australian Shepherd kennel in Mason?
Capital Area Humane Society More than 6,000 animals come through our doors each year; all are provided with food, medical care, a safe place to live and plenty of TLC from our staff and volunteers More than 6,000 animals come through their doors each year; all are provided with food, medical care, a safe place to live.
Annabelles Pet Station They offer top-notch dog training and socialization, expert pet grooming services, group play doggie day care, a pet boutique, and dog-related events and seminars, all at their convenient downtown location. They are only 6 blocks from the capital!
Animal Placement Bureau They are a Lansing area rescue group that is entirely foster-based. They proudly operate as a no-kill animal welfare agency meaning there is no time limit.
Voiceless-Mi They are a Lansing area group dedicated to ending pound seizer and the use of gas chambers. Check out the many other things they do for animals.