Home
Guest Posts
Print|Text Size: ||
Stay Home TV Night
Tonight, two programs shed light on puppy mills—before and after.
Rescued from a commercial breeder, DogTown resident Mei Mei might be ready for her forever home.

Tonight, ABC’s Nightline is running the first major investigative report on puppy mills since Oprah’s exposé about one year ago. The story, which includes chilling footage from a hidden camera, also features a surprisingly cooperative Mennonite commercial breeder offering a tour of his operation. (This is probably a one-of-a-kind moment.) The program will be tough to watch, but it’s an essential part of getting the truth about large-scale commercial breeding operations into the public consciousness.

We plan to gather our courage, beforehand, with a new episode of DogTown. The National Geographic Channel’s reality show, set at Best Friends Animal Society in Utah, follows the lives of rescued dogs who have been abused, neglected or with urgent medical conditions. Two of the pups featured tonight—Mei Mei and Gertie—were rescued from a commercial breeding operation near Palmdale, Calif. To witness their amazing second acts gives one hope about dogs’ resilience and the potential of positive of human intervention.

Nightline puppy mill report: ABC, tonight (March 27) at 11:35 pm (Eastern Standard Time). Check listings for your time zone.

Dog Town: National Geographic Channel, Fridays, 10 p.m.

Print
The Bark on Google+

More From The Bark

By
Julia Kamysz Lane
By
Lisa Wogan
By
Beth Finke
More in Guest Posts:
More Companies Are Allowing Pets At The Office
NJ Pays Tribute To 9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs
Rescuing a Dog in an Unlikely Predicament
Adopting From Thousands of Miles Away
English Bulldogs Face Extinction
Herding in Glacier National Park
Volunteering is a Family Tradition
Dogs Are Marathoners, Cat Are Sprinters
How Sleepypod Protected My Dog in an Accident
Tail Docking and Ear Cropping Affect Dogs, and Not Just Physically