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Puppy Mill Survivors
A new book celebrates extraordinary dogs

Meet Baby a Beagle-Rat Terrier mix, born paralyzed from the waist down. Like all of the dogs in the new book by photographer Melissa McDaniel she is a survivor of a puppy mill. Baby was lucky, and through a circumstance and kind hearted individuals—she was adopted and is thriving. Puppy Mill Survivors exposes the harsh underworld of the commercial dog-breeding industry by giving faces and stories to the courageous dogs who have escaped the unspeakable. The 64 portraits shine with personality and spirit while delivering an important message: Do not buy a dog from a pet store or off the Internet—end the demand and end puppy mills.
To meet more dogs and learn about Melissa’s book projects, go to thephotobooks.com

Bark is giving away a copy Puppy Mill Survivors, enter here for a chance to win this inspiring book.

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This article first appeared in The Bark,
Issue 77: Spring 2014

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