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PUP AID is ThePet.net‘s Puppy Farm Awareness Day event for 2010.
PUP AID is a mini-boutique music festival to be held at Stanmer House near Brighton on Sunday 19th September with another celeb-judged dog show, Rex Factor, and loads of fun for all the family – and your dogs.
Puppy Farming – as I’m sure you know – is an incredibly cruel industry that basically battery-farms dogs.
Hundreds of thousands of poor bitches are kept in the dark, endlessly mated to mass-produce pups that are sick, diseased and unsocialized.
These puppies are then sold online, in pet shops and from free newspaper adverts, while their mothers continue to suffer both mentally and physically.
Unfortunately so many dog owners are still not aware goes on – and even fewer know how to spot the tell-tale signs of when someone is trying to sell them a puppy produced in this way.
So following on from the success of our first-ever Puppy Farm Awareness Day in Sept 2009 we’re continuing to fight against puppy farming in this country.
A bigger event means more publicity and as a result the more aware the dog buying population will be of what’s going on, and what they need to look out for when searching for a new dog, i.e. always see with mother, responsibly bred, or to consider adopting a rescue dog instead.
There will be a small admission charge to PUP AID with a proportion donated to Dog’s Trust (Shoreham Centre).
PUP AID will try and help dog buyers everywhere be aware of how nasty this side of dog breeding is, and hopefully reduce the demand for pups bred in this way and help put a stop to puppy farming in the UK.
We will be gaining heaps of publicity as celebs attending will include soap stars, actors, comedians, politicians and sports personalities. Some of the celebs have already confirmed and we can’t believe how lucky we are to have their support!!
Pre-launch, PUP AID has already gained massive support from:
ThePet.net is now proudly using Twitter as another way to keep in touch with the growing online pet community.
If you are on Twitter you can follow us here and we will of course follow you back: www.twitter.com/thepetnet
We’re hoping to use Twitter as a way for the pet-loving community to share ideas for great places to stay, eat and go with their pets. You can also use it to ask ThePet.net questions or suggest new ideas for the site.
If you’re not sure what Twitter is – it’s a bit like the status update feature on Facebook, but without the rest of Facebook. You can write a message with a maximum of 140 characters. This is seen by all the people who choose to follow your messages. You in turn can see the messages written by everyone you decide to follow.
It’s great fun and before you know it you’ll be chatting to all sorts of like-minded people who like you are passionate about pets.
If you need any help signing up to Twitter – add a comment below.
It’s been a hectic third day at Crufts. Saturday is always supposed to be the busiest day and with people (and dogs!) everywhere you look it seems to be the case. There’s been lots of interest on ThePet.net stand. We’ve signed up loads of new pet-friendly businesses keen to tell you what they’re up to. Here’s just a few of them:
If you’ve used any of these services – please follow the above links to write a review and tell us what you thought.
It’s day two of Crufts and we’ve already had a very exciting and tiring time up here in Birmingham. We have met some lovely people and would just like to thank everyone who has travelled from far and wide to enjoy this wonderful event and popped in to say hi to us at ThePet.net stand.
Toy and Utility Dog day today has been great fun, and we have all loved watching the dogs strut their stuff in the ring.
UPDATE: This competition is now closed. We will announce the winner shortly.
Whether you own a dog, cat, rabbit, or even a chipmunk, ThePet.net is giving you the chance to win a years supply of pet food completely free, courtesy of Burgess Pet Care!
This fantastic prize will go to ThePet.net member who has invited the most of their pet-owning friends and/or pet-friendly businesses to join ThePet.net between 24 December 2008 and midnight 31 January 2009 and sends us an email with the number who have joined to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 February 2009 (the invited friend or business must join ThePet.net to count). How easy is that?
So why not start inviting your friends right now by clicking here