Furry Faces organizing West Seattle help for puppy-mill dogs

That’s part of a poster you’ll see soon at local businesses, according to Teri Ensley of Furry Faces Foundation (F3), in a drive to help the hundreds of dogs rescued from “puppy mills” north of Seattle. Here’s what’s needed, and how you can help:

300+ Dogs and Puppies Seized From Three Puppy Mills

Furry Faces Foundation, [F3], and multiple West Seattle Businesses are teaming to collect donations of supplies to assist with the care of the dogs and puppies that have been seized from three puppy mills. It appears that these puppy mills are part of a puppy mill ring and F3 wouldn’t be surprised to see more seizures in the near future. Thank you for caring and helping these animals.

Everett Animal Shelter and Saving Pets One at A Time need help with the following supplies:

• Dog and puppy food – preferred types are Canidae, Natural Balance or Nutro Ultra lamb/rice, small bites
• Wee Wee pads
• Grooming tools and dog toys
• Freshly washed blankets, towels, beds and crate pads-all sizes
• Dishes—stainless steel preferable (for sanitation reasons)
• Liquid laundry detergent and bleach
• Paper towels
• Monetary donations for veterinary care

The following West Seattle businesses are accepting the above donations. Please check back frequently as more businesses will be added soon.

Admiral District: Mud Bay; 2611 Calif. Ave SW (dog food & supplies only)

The Junction:
Hotwire Online Coffeehouse; 4410 Calif. Ave SW (dog food & supplies only)
Petco: 4732 California Avenue SW

Alki: All the Best Pet Care; 2820 Alki Ave SW

Morgan Junction:
Pet Elements; 6701 California Ave SW
The Wash Dog; 6400 California Ave SW

Westwood Village: Pet Pros; 9033 25th Ave SW

9 Replies to "Furry Faces organizing West Seattle help for puppy-mill dogs"

  • ellenater January 22, 2009 (6:20 pm)

    stainless dog bowls are cheap at Ikea! …in case anyone is headed in that direction. WHAT are they going to do with all those puppies! I’d like to adopt…them :)

  • GenHillOne January 22, 2009 (6:41 pm)

    I love when a good excuse to de-clutter comes along – blankets and towels coming up!

  • JoB January 22, 2009 (7:10 pm)

    I think i have a box of that stuff that i sorted out pre-move in the garage…

    this is a great incentive to go through a few more boxes in the garage…

    and maybe a trip to ikea…

  • Sarah January 22, 2009 (8:27 pm)

    Are any of these puppies looking for homes at this point?

  • EPL January 22, 2009 (8:42 pm)



  • dd January 22, 2009 (8:49 pm)

    There are a few of us here in WS who are already foster parents for dogs and cats from the Seattle Animal Shelter. If they need help up North with these dogs, hopefully they can contact the S.A.S. and let us know. We’d be happy to help.

  • csw2119 January 24, 2009 (11:48 am)

    I have no idea how to lobby, but I am so sick of pathic people running puppy mills and people being cruel to animals, I am going to Olympia for an event the Humane Society has posted on their site. I would like to find a couple of people passionate about animal rights to go to Olympia with me. I will drive.

    This event starts in the morning, Thurs. Feb. 12th(so plan on taking the day off from work). A Humane Society rep will speak to the entire group advising us on what to do. I have no idea how many people will be participating but I imagine 50 – 100+? from all over the state. You may
    e-mail me directly at csw2119@gmail.com


  • WSB January 24, 2009 (11:51 am)

    If you do go to this from West Seattle, please send us photos. We cannot go to Olympia on that date — gotta stay here and cover the news in the backyard — but would love to show pix of West Seattleites participating.

    thanks! – TR

  • Lachlan February 13, 2009 (9:18 am)

    FYI- some makes of the Canidae food have been found to have contaminations from Spring-Summer of ’08.. I would stay away from it unless you can determine if the food was processed later.

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