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Marking Puppy Farm Awareness Day

Puppy farm awareness day is fast approaching. The day aims to raise awareness of the plight of dogs exploited by puppy farms and is on Saturday 19th September. Find out more about the day here. And if you fancy attending the World's Biggest Puppy Party, read on:

Soap Stars help to Clean-Up British Pet Industry on Puppy Farm Awareness Day

Britain’s favourite soap stars will become dog-show judges at The World’s Biggest Puppy Party on Saturday 19th September 2009.

Coronation Street’s Tina McIntyre (Michelle Keegan) will be judging Best Pedigree while EastEnders very own super-slob Keith Miller (David Spinx) will pick the Laziest Dog, accompanied by his canine partner-in-crime, ‘Genghis’ the Irish Wolfhound. The Bill’s DCI Frank Burnside will also be choosing Best Rescue at the event organised by social petworking website www.ThePet.net and presented by TV vet Marc Abraham, raising awareness of the cruel puppy farming trade in the UK.

Most people are unaware that bitches on puppy farms live in horrific conditions; breeding machines kept alive just to mass-produce puppies purely for profit. Many of these puppies are very sick and are transported long distances to be sold through dealers. They will usually require hundreds of pounds in veterinary treatment and often come with counterfeit paperwork too so it is impossible to know where they originally came from.

By raising national awareness, these dog-loving UK’s Soapstars are helping to ensure you do not fall foul of this terrible trade, by asking you to never buy a puppy from a pet shop or website, and always insisting on seeing the pup’s mother before you exchange any money. The Kennel Club runs an Accredited Breeder Scheme which demands certain high standards, so contact them if you are looking for a pedigree pup, or why not consider adopting a dog from your local rescue centre.
The World’s Biggest Puppy Party is being held at Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton and, as a non-profit event, admission donations will be split between Hope Rescue, Sussex Pet Rescue and Pro Dogs Direct. For more information and line-up of celebrity judges at the World’s Biggest Puppy Party on Puppy Farm Awareness Day, visit www.ThePet.net.

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