27 Jan Why I Started Mother of Dogs
Mother of Dogs is an organization created by Animal rights activist and model Allie Rizzo to bring attention to shelter animals in the United States. It’s estimated that 3-4 million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters each year and many of them are young, healthy and adoptable. A primary goal of Mother of Dogs is to encourage spaying and neutering and to discourage people from BUYING PETS from a pet store.Purchasing a pet from a pet store is keeping the puppy mills economically viable and relevant. A puppy mill is a large scale commercial breeding operation where profit is given priority over the well being of the dogs. Pet store owners often claim they get their puppies from “licensed USDA breeders” but the truth is to sell puppies you must be licensed by the USDA! People often use this “licensing” to provide a level of comfort to customers, when what it really means is that they do, in fact, get their puppies from mills.
Mother of Dogs aims to make this information so prevalent that people cannot make excuses for why they chose to support an industry that continues a cycle of animal cruelty. We will spread the word on rescue dogs until the shelters are empty.
“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress in every society.”
– Kofi Annan
In 2013 Allie adopted a dog who at just 10 weeks old was scheduled to be euthanized because he was found in an area plagued by dog fighting. Her rescue of this dog- Sam, resulted in her campaign to raise dog fighting awareness and encourage action against one of the most brutal forms of animal cruelty. Again we believe spreading the word and shining light on these dark practices will encourage people to report these offenses and demand harsher punishments for those who are involved . Consider that people who abuse animals are more prone to commit violence against others. Through the power of education we will provide the information so people can make the right choice.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way it’s animals are treated.”