There are a lot of movies popping up that are bringing the word about what’s happening to animals to mainstream audiences. But not too many of them are making it on to HBO.
We were therefore so excited to hear that Madonna of the Mills, a documentary that uncovers the hideous abuse of dogs in puppy mills, has reached that milestone. The movie tells the story of an office manager from Staten Island, who, after finding out the truth about puppy mills, vowed to save as many of the breeding dogs as she could, ultimately rescuing over 2,000 dogs. Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, August 24, and continuing for a month, millions of HBO subscribers will have the opportunity to learn what happens to these dogs and, hopefully, will never again consider buying a puppy from a store.
If you have HBO, and haven’t seen the movie, now’s your chance. But, more importantly, spread the word to those who might not know as much as you do about puppy mills and try to get them to tune in. Maybe you can even invite them over to watch. Let them know this is not simply a horror show of hideous cruelty, but an uplifting tale of hope and joy as these canine survivors find new loving homes. This is truly a movie that has the potential to save lives.