Jul 15 2011 by Brittany
They are running a fun competition to find a catchy new name for the campaign such as "Backyard breeders, not our future leaders," or "Backyard Breeders - Backyard Cheaters."
The winning name/slogan will be celebrated through a donation of $50 to an animal rescue group.
Not sure exactly what a backyard breeder is?
The process where animals are deliberately bred so the animals can be sold to pet shops or new owners.
When such breeding is carried out on a large scale, the term puppy mill or puppy farm is used.
What distinguishes backyard breeders from responsible breeders are the standards that the breeder meets and whether there is a known demand for puppies before they are bred.
Backyard breeding contributes to the overpopulation of animals in the community. Uncontrolled breeding and overpopulation ultimately leads to the euthanasia of fit and healthy unwanted animals every year.
Know you know your facts, get involved and help Brittany and puppies all at the same time!
While you're at it check out Brittany's awesome blog - http://inourownskin.wordpress.com/ - so proud to have Brittany on our team!