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Cesar Millan To Speak at Puppy Mill Awareness Day

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international-entertainment-content-market-miptvOn September 18, 2010, Hollywood stars will lend a hand to help highlight a heartbreaking topic for anyone devoted to dogs– the plight of puppy mills.

Actress Michelle Forbes of True Blood fame, former Crossing Jordan cast member Steve Valentine (who currently stars in the Disney series I’m in the Band), former Mad TV comedienne Debra Wilson and The Dog Whisperer himself, Cesar Millan, will be among the glitterati guests who will gather at the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles for a day-long look at ways to raise awareness of this ongoing problem.

Attendees will see a mayoral proclamation of Puppy Mill Awareness Day, Postmaster Mark. H. Anderson’s re-dedication of the Animal Rescue stamp, and hear Cesar Millan’s description of puppy mill horrors and his praise for rescuers. Entertainment schedule includes Me vs. Me and The Faded.

Cesar Millan, seen in an archive photo, will be among the stars in attendance:

CANNES, FRANCE - APRIL 12: Cesar Millan attends a photocall during MIPTV at Palais des festivals on April 12, 2010 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/Getty Images)

Although the subject matter may be disturbing, the Last Chance for Animals Puppy Mill Awareness Day will be a family-friendly event that will reach out to educate the next generation. Kids who care about canines can enjoy a dog-themed story time reading, learn a pet safety song in a sing-a-long, find out how to care for their Fido with an “If Your Dog Could Talk!” lesson, and more!

Dog devotee Michelle Forbes, seen in at the 4th annual Bow Wow Beverly Hills, will be among the celebrity attendees:

29 October 2009 - Beverly Hills, California - Michelle Forbes. 4TH Annual Bow Wow Beverly Hills held at Tiffany & Co. T. Conrad/AdMedia

Among the rescues that will join forces with Last Chance for Animals at the event to inform the public about puppy mills:

  • Ace of Hearts
  • Beagles and Buddies
  • Bichons and Buddies
  • Brittany Foundation
  • Labs and Buddies
  • LAAS Shelter – Baldwin Park
  • LAAS Shelter – North Central
  • LAAS Shelter – South LA
  • Tails of the City Animal Rescue
  • Thumping Tails
  • Westside German Shepherd
  • WorldHeart Foundation
  • When: September 18, 2010 from 11am-3pm.

    Where: La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California.

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.