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From Mill to Milan

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It is every puppy mill dog’s dream to escape from the horrible confinements of a puppy mill and someday be adopted into a loving family.  Hi, I’m Lilly, formerly known as dog 314. I was a Pekingese breeding dog in a puppy mill in Missouri (which is the worst state to have to be a breeding dog in, trust me!)… Read more »

Feeling Crafty? Try these DIY crafts for your pet!

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Whether you are a crafty person by nature or are just looking for some inexpensive ways to spoil your pet, here are some amazing ideas to get you started! If you are on Pinterest, feel free to follow Bailing Out Benji. Bedding TOYS! This is an easy one. Grab an old paper towel roll and cut the ends. Then flare… Read more »

Why Steve King’s Win is a Loss for the Animals

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On Tuesday, November 6th, 2012, when the world was watching the election between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, I was focused on a local election. The race for Iowa’s fourth Congressional District between Steven King (R,Kiron) and Christie Vilsack (D, Ames). What started out as a close race, grew further apart and, ultimately, ended in many tears from… Read more »

Hiding Behind Faith– The secrets of the Amish

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“And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the Earth.” (Genesis 1:28) This is the quote that a lot of the puppy mill owners… Read more »

Halloween Dangers for Pets

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Halloween Safety Tips for Animals -Halloween is a very spooky time of year, follow these simple rules to avoid any big scares with your four legged friends!  — No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for your pets! Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be fatal for dogs and cats. Candies containing  xylitol… Read more »

The Sexual Perversion Behind Breeding.

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In a business that revolves solely around the genitalia and sexual acts between animals, something has got to be said about the perversion of it all. In my opinion, these dogs that are trapped in puppy mills are sex slaves. They are forced to constantly mate for the profit of someone else. They are kept in tiny, unkempt cages for the entirety… Read more »

Bailing Out Benji Presents Iowa’s FIRST State-wide Puppy Mill Awareness Event

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Iowa’s first ever state-wide  PUPPY MILL AWARENESS EVENT! 2012  Iowa has over 230 USDA licensed “puppy mills”, with over 23,000 adult dogs trapped in cages for the entirety of their lives! (This number doesn’t include the unlicensed mills that we often hear about in the news!) Iowa, alone, sells  over 100,000 puppies to pet stores and through internet sales… After… Read more »

Another Abysmal Iowa Zoo

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What started as two avoidable deaths due to heat, has now grown to a city-wide cry for help. The Oleson Park Zoo is a small town zoo located in Fort Dodge, Iowa. In its beginning it held many of the wild animals that you would find in Iowa, but it has since then branched into the exotic animals.  While they… Read more »

A Name At Last

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A Name At Last by Lisa Hindle Deppe, DVM In a small town in the country is a barn with a rooster top. A farm unlike the other surrounded by crops. Inside a metal building lies cage by cage by cage filled with puppies and dogs. Their bodies worn beyond their age. In this cage sits number “Five”. She awaits… Read more »

PAW it Forward!

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HOW CAN YOU HELP?? NEVER be silent about things that matter. If you see a dog trapped in a car, say something! Call animal control, call your local police, go inside the store and have them page the car owner… Do NOT assume that someone else will do it. We are their only chance for survival. Even 10 minutes on… Read more »