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Old 03-05-2009, 09:55 AM   #1
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Oprah adopts puppy from shelter

SF Dogs Examiner: Oprah adopts puppy from shelter

March 5, 8:53 AM

Oprah is known to change people's lives by showing them a better way to live. This week, Oprah herself has made a change in the way she finds her canine family members. Instead of buying a new puppy, she adopted one instead.

Usmagazine.com reports that Oprah and her longtime boyfriend Steadman Graham visited PAWS, a non-profit animal shelter in Chicago. From a litter of six cocker spaniels, Oprah chose a blond female named Amanda.

During the past year, the Oprah show opened the public's eyes to the horrors of puppy mills. These " dog factories" churn out millions of so-called pure bred puppies each year to be sold in pet stores around the country. The female "breeders" are dogs whose lives are spent in outdoor, wire cages, living in extreme weather conditions, with little or no veterinary care, forced to produce litter after litter until their bodies stop functioning.

Puppy milled dogs are often sick with genetic defects and other diseases. But the sellers know that once a consumer purchases these defective dogs, chances are the "merchandise" won't be returned for a refund since hearts would be broken.

The Humane Society of the United States has a pledge consumers can take to staunchly oppose the breeding and selling of puppy milled dogs. Oprah appears to have taken the pledge. Won't you?

HSUS Pledge to Stop Puppy Mills

I will do my part to help stop puppy mills. I pledge to help end this cycle of cruelty by:

• Choosing not to buy my next pet from a pet store or Internet site
• Refusing to buy supplies from any pet store or Internet site that sells puppies.

Next week I will feature a story about a woman who has dedicated her life to ending the sales of puppy milled dogs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Darlena King is motivated by compassion and will stop at nothing to save lives and end suffering. Stay tuned!
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Good for her. Lucky little Amanda will live the life of luxury.
At least she is practicing what she preaches. I hope she
has gotten across to thousands what a puppymill is.
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:38 AM   #3
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How wonderful is that story, I just love Opray, she does so much good for people and now pets. This little dog deserves all the happines she gets, and I know she will live a wonderful life, not just because what Opray has, but what she gives. She is a dream come true for Amanda. Thanks Opray.
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Oprah Adopts a Puppy!
Tuesday March 3, 2009

News - Oprah Adopts a Puppy! | Usmagazine.com

Oprah Winfrey has a new puppy!

The talk show host and her longtime beau, Stedman Graham, adopted an 8-week-old blonde-colored cocker spaniel on Sunday, the rep for PAWS Chicago shelter, Lisa Nowak, confirms to Usmagazine.com.

"[The dog] is really cute," Nowak tells Us. "Oprah saw her and fell in love with her! She was very excited."

The pup -- one of a litter of six -- was named Amanda by shelter staff, but Nowak isn't sure if Winfrey renamed her.

Winfrey's two cocker spaniels, Sophie and Solomon, died last year. Her golden retriever, Gracie, choked to death on a plastic ball in 2007.

She still has two golden retrievers, Luke and Layla.

The host vowed to adopt her next pooch after dedicating a show to puppy mill horrors. She also donated money in Sophie's name for a room at PAWS Chicago.

"She's very supportive," Nowak says. "It's great to have her in."
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What a cute pup. I watched today and Oprah named the dog "Sadie". She is a blonde purebred Cocker Spaniel. They had her 3 brothers on too who are also up for adoption and Oprah made a comment that if she wanted one of the brothers she needed to chose one that day. I have a feeling she might adopt one more. Does this pup have any clue as to what an awesome family she has become a part of?
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I saw the show today and what cute puppies!!
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Wish I could have seen them. Good for Oprah
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Congrats to Oprah, she leads by example.
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What I found interesting is that the dogs still had their tails and I would love to know how PAWS got their hands on purebred Cockers at such a young age..would love to know the history of these puppies...they were adorable and it will be fun to watch them grow up with a full tail!
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I saw that she had new new puppy and his litter mates on as well. They adorable. She donated to build a room in memory of her Sophie. She will show a better way! Hooray for Oprah!!!!
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I don't know if this is true but here are 2 of many stories on the internet that one of the pups has died of parvo and the other is fighting to live ...

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Wow!!!...If that story in your link is true.. And $9,000,000 for a 20 dog shelter?? I have a feeling that, if true, this isn't the last we'll hear of it.
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I don't know if this is true but here are 2 of many stories on the internet that one of the pups has died of parvo and the other is fighting to live ...

caveat :: OPRAH'S RESCUED PUPPY DIES OF PARVO

Oprah Winfrey adopts a dog from PAWS Chicago shelter!
Your first link is from an association known as, American Sporting Dog Alliance, I would be very weary, of everything I read from them. I believe that they have close ties, to APRI, and puppy brokers. I believe they are a propaganda group, looking out for the interests of commercial breeders, not the small home breeder. I know they really hate Oprah.
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Your first link is from an association known as, American Sporting Dog Alliance, I would be very weary, of everything I read from them. I believe that they have close ties, to APRI, and puppy brokers. I believe they are a propaganda group, looking out for the interests of commercial breeders, not the small home breeder. I know they really hate Oprah.
I googled around and found several reports of this but they all go back to John Yates of the American Sporting Dog Alliance. It does seem to be a new report so maybe we'll hear more from other sources. This is one of those things that's either true or not and, if true, there'll be other stories soon.
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I too Googled around and was not able to find anything that supports this claim that her puppies had PARVO and one has died. The only thing that I am finding is a lot of propaganda regarding the proposed vote by the Chicago city counsel regarding the mandatory spay/neuter of pets in Chicago. It sounds like a lot of smoke and I really don't see a fire. What is really sad about this story is that people who might be considering adopting from the PAWS shelter in Chicago will now become leary to help some of the needy animals living in this shelter while this man sits back to laugh.

This is just one of the things that I found him spouting about Oprah on his blog:
Oprah After Breeders Says American Sporting Dog Alliance
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