OprahIf you’re an Oprah fan, dog lover, dog advocate, this is one show you’re not going to want to miss!! On April 4, Oprah is doing a segment on puppy mills and this should really help to bring more awareness to this horror. The segment is called “Lisa Ling Investigates the Hidden World of Puppy Mills” and it will be airing this coming Friday.

Seems a group placed a huge billboard near where Oprah tapes her shows begging her to address the puppy mill problem and obviously this got her attention and she followed-up. I applaud the group and Oprah. This is a topic that desperately needs to be addressed and people need to know.

Now I’m not a TV watcher or Oprah fan but this is one even I’m going to try to see because this is a subject very close to my heart. Puppy mills are houses of horror and Oprah has some serious clout and I most sincerely that people will watch and see and understand. So many people don’t even know or realize that puppy mills exist or what they are.

Oprah Winfrey plans to dedicate a show investigating abuses at puppy mills to her cocker spaniel, Sophie, who died last month from kidney failure.

“Sophie gave me 13 years of unconditional love. She was a true love in my life,” Winfrey says on the broadcast scheduled to air Friday. (Advance remarks from the show were released Tuesday by Harpo Productions.)

The show features special correspondent Lisa Ling investigating puppy mills, which Ling calls “horrific” and “haunting.”

Winfrey says the show is “for anybody anywhere who loves a dog, has ever loved a dog, or just cares about their basic right to humane treatment.”

While Sophie was not a product of a puppy mill, and Winfrey’s three current dogs were adopted from breeders, Winfrey says in the future she would look to adopt from an animal shelter.

“I would never, ever adopt another pet now without going to a shelter to do it. I am a changed woman after seeing this show,” she says. (AP)

So please, get the word out, let your friends and family know. Let’s help to raise awareness and by doing this, people will demand change. We can make the difference!

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