This petition might seem trite to those who are not well informed about the pet store/puppy mill connection but for the thousands of people who saw the photos taken last Sunday, July 15, 2012, of actress Katie Holmes and her daughter Suri visiting a NY pet store, animal advocates across the country in unison thought - No Katie, please don't buy! Rescue one of the 5-6 million healthy, lovable pets currenty sitting on death row in our shelters instead!
The good news is Katie did not buy a puppy and her daughter left the store crying and making quite a scene. But what we don't know is WHY Katie did not buy the puppy. Does she know about abusive puppy mills? Is she a woman who would only adopt a pet, like fellow actors George Clooney, Ryan Gossling and Jennifer Aniston have? We don't know therefore...
This petition is our preemptive strike! We want to reach her BEFORE she makes a huge mistake. We believe she is a good person who might just need a little education on the subject and if she knows how much her fans care about this issue, she might make the right choice for her daughter, herself, a special rescue dog and maybe even for us!
Please sign if you agree (add a little note of your own to Katie) and when we have gathered enough signatures we will present the petition to her through her agent.
And for those of you who don't know what puppy mills are, please see this very easy to watch PSA on the subject: