Join Other Dogsters Picketing Petlands in Olathe, Kansas and Independence, Missouri
Brittney, Zeus' furmom, barked in to invite all Dogsters in the Independence, MO and Olathe, KS areas to join her in protesting the very despicable Petlands. The first one is tomorrow, September 29th and I wish all the best to the protestors!
This past Saturday the 22nd, I got a call from my friend on her way home from work, saying there was a mob protesting our Petland in Olathe.
This hits me very close to home, as my Zeus came from that specific Petland. He has had countless health problems that add up to several thousands of dollars, and Petland has all but ignored my inquiries to them (though he has a
The leader of this protest, Stephanie Henshaw, has purchased 4 of her dogs in the past 5 years from this Petland. All of which, have serious health problems. While on the phone with her a few minutes ago, she told me that at 4 years old, her Rottie had to be euthanized because there was nothing that could be done about her hip dysplasia.
Stephanie was featured on the FRONT PAGE of today's Olathe Daily News. (Joy note -- the Olathe Daily News does not have an online archive so the article is not available.)
Since noon today when I found all of this out, I have contacted her, and we have already formed a tight bond and relationship through our (defective) Petland dogs.
Stephanie will be organizing protests at all of our local Petlands.
This Saturday the 29th, she will be protesting from 2pm-4pm at the Independence, MO Petland.
In a couple of weeks, on a Saturday (date yet to be determined) she will be protesting Petland Olathe again.
I will try my best to attend both of these, and will be trying to take off of work to drive up to Independence with her, with Zeus in hand!
For more information, I started a thread last Saturday in all of my exictement in the forums.
I would SO appreaciate it if we could get the word out about protesting Petland and their puppy mill puppies through the Dogster Blog. It would mean SO MUCH to me!
Anybody could contact myself at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephanie at email@example.com
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!