Student designs dog food cans to raise awareness of puppy mills

    Kirsten Blazic is giving away free dog food. She’s not even taking donations. The University of Notre Dame student is back home today, handing out free dog food cans in Valley Forge National Historic Park.

    The fine arts and graphic design major designed special dog food cans with labels that raise awareness about puppy mills. “Puppy Mill Chow” labels inform people about some of the practices allowed to go on at puppy mills, the Pottstown Mercury reports.

    Blazic included free biscuits with each can, and a prepaid post card addressed to area legislators and Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett. After your dog scarfs down the chow, she’s asking that you write to lawmakers to call for the elimination of puppy mills. Blazic partnered with the Main Line Animal Hospital of West Pikeland for the event, which takes place 10 a.m. until dusk.

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