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Screening of anti-puppy mill film to help raise funds for spay/neuter clinic in Escondido

Escondido will be one of two cities that will benefit by the screening in Encinitas of a film, Dog By Dogs”that puts puppy mills under the microscope.

On May 7 you are invited for the first screening in San Diego of the powerful film, Dog by Dog. This documentary examines efforts in the United States to tighten regulations on commercial dog kennels, known as ‘puppy mills, where dogs are considered livestock and kept without adequate regard for their welfare.

This inspiring and educational film will impact your view on the USDA and their control over the state of welfare of man’s best friend.

The event will be at the La Paloma Theater, 471 South Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas. VIP Reception at 11:30 a.m. followed by General Admission at 12:30 p.m.

Dog By Dog film Director Christopher E. Grimes will also be in attendance, and conduct an audience Q&A session, following the screening. Pre-sale tickets are $10 General Admission ($15 at the door), $18 VIP Reception (by pre-sale only).

Funds raised from the screening of Dog by Dog will:

• sponsor spay/neuter clinics in Escondido and National City.

• sponsor educational materials and advertisements on adopting a pet vs purchasing from a “pet store.”

Escondido is one of the cities being targeted by the group because it allows pet store business that alleged sell imported or “puppy mill” pets. Escondido also has a high pet overpopulation rate and a large number of feral, unclaimed strays. It also has a large number of lower-income households.

The film’s showing is sponsored by SNAP and NOAH.

SNAP has spayed and neutered over 50,000 animals in clinics all over SD County. The original Neuter Scooter, is a mobile surgery bus launched in 2003, and primarily serves communities in Southwest San Diego County (from City Heights to El Cajon and Chula Vista). The Neuter Scooters travel to low-income neighborhoods, providing affordable spay/neuter services right where they are most needed.

NOAH – Not One Animal Harmed is the Southern California State Team for Bailing Out Benji (a non-profit organization featured in the documentary film, Dog By Dog) and has also recently partnered with Harley’s Puppy Mill Action and Awareness Project, as part of a national network of organizations working together toward ending puppy mills. The combined experience of our “Ark Angels” (including HSUS “Advocate We Love” Winner Leslie Davies), has played a leading role in working directly with local legislators to pass puppy mill/pet store ordinances in the San Diego area cities of Oceanside, San Marcos, Vista, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Solana Beach.

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