Prevent Puppy Mill Cruelty—Join Goldie’s Act Week of Action!

April 25, 2022

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In a USDA-licensed dog-breeding facility in Iowa, a young Golden Retriever suffered without fresh food, water or veterinary care. She lived and died in a dirty cage, and she never experienced a safe, loving home. She was even denied a name: the breeder who owned her merely referred to her as Golden Retriever #142. We named her Goldie, and this week is for her.

Goldie’s death could have been prevented, and shockingly, her story is not unique. Dogs continue to live and die in horrific conditions while USDA inspectors turn a blind eye. We must fight for them.

To prevent other dogs from suffering as she did, we are calling on Congress to pass Goldie’s Act (H.R. 6100). This legislation, named in Goldie’s honor, would require the USDA to uphold their duty to enforce the Animal Welfare Act (AWA)—the only federal law that protects animals in licensed breeding facilities. 

Join us for our Goldie’s Act Week of Action, April 25-April 29! Make a difference for dogs like Goldie with five easy and exciting activities to urge lawmakers to pass this critical bill. 

To show our gratitude for your dedication, advocates who take all five actions to advance Goldie’s Act may be eligible to receive a Goldie's Act bag, while supplies last.

Monday, Action #1—Invite Others to Participate 

We are stronger together. Share this blog post on social media to tell your friends, family, favorite celebrities and other animal-lovers about Goldie’s Act. Together, we can raise awareness of Goldie’s story and this bill! 

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Tuesday, Action #2—Spread Puppy Love

Now that she has a name, everyone should know it! Get Goldie’s Act trending by flooding your social media accounts with photos, videos and reels showcasing the dogs in your life. We’ll be sharing our animals, too! Be sure to use the hashtag #GoldiesAct and follow @aspca for updates along the way!

Wednesday, Action #3—Email Congress

Email your U.S. representative to urge them to cosponsor and pass Goldie’s Act! Visit our Advocacy Center to learn more about this lifesaving bill and use our easy online form to send your message.

Thursday, Action #4—Call Your Rep 

Call your member of the U.S. House of Representatives and ask them to cosponsor Goldie’s Act. Don’t be intimidated—this easy, one-minute call will make a huge impact. You can reach them by calling the U.S. House of Representatives switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and your call will be directed to the right office. Whether you reach a live person or an answering machine, simply say: 

“Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME], and I live in [YOUR TOWN]. I’m calling today to urge Representative [REP LAST NAME] to cosponsor Goldie’s Act, H.R. 6100, and ask that they help this bill become law.”

Friday, Action #5—Share Digital Artwork 

Use our shareable graphics to connect with your representative on social media. Pair these graphics with a caption urging your representative to pass Goldie’s Act—don’t forget the hashtag #GoldiesAct! Find your representative’s social media handles on their lawmaker webpage through a simple web search, or by searching their last name followed by “representative” on each platform. Make sure you’re tagging a verified account! 

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Thank you for taking action for puppy mill victims! Together, we can push this bill over the finish line.

Once you’ve completed every action, let us know by May 1 so we can send you a special Goldie's Act bag, while supplies last!