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Day 361: Puppy Mills Bite!

Have you ever received a gift that:

a) Stirs a reaction in people?

b) Starts a meaningful conversation?

c) Creates awareness to a cause worthy of support?

All that in one gift. Luck me – I just got one and I had to share with you the impact I am making every time I wear it!

Day 361: Give 361

Do you know what a Puppy Mill is? Do you know how many dogs spend their lives in conditions that are so horrible they are hard to describe? Some of these images may help to explain the life of a dog in a puppy mill. It’s not a life at all.

The t-shirt I received is made by a company called The Fleas Knees. Their mission is simple- bring awareness and funds ($5.00 from every shirt sold) to Best Friends Animal Society:  Puppies Aren’t Products Campaign.

Puppy Mills“The World Society for the Protection of Animals estimates there are 600,000,000 unwanted dogs globally.”

This t-shirt is a gift you can give that will keep giving every time the receiver wears it. Just by wearing a t-shirts with a message like this one can bring awareness and compassion to dogs that truly need it.

Buy a shirt but most importantly don’t buy a “Puppy Mill puppy” and tell your local pet store to stop supporting an industry that creates so much pain.

Time Commitment: 0

Cost: 0 (it was a gift!)

What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)