‘Puppy mill’ documentary screening set for May 7 at La Paloma Theatre

Christopher Grimes is the director of the 90-minute documentary, “Dog by Dog,” which focuses on the puppy mill industry. The film will screen at La Paloma Theatre May 7. Courtesy photo

Christopher Grimes is the director of the 90-minute documentary, “Dog by Dog,” which focuses on the puppy mill industry. The film will screen at La Paloma Theatre May 7. Courtesy photo

ENCINITAS — A powerful documentary that focuses on the controversy surrounding the commercial dog kennel, or “puppy mill” industry, is set to debut in San Diego on May 7.

“Dog by Dog,” the 90-minute film directed by Christopher Grimes, exposes the underbelly of the puppy-mill industry in a series of interviews and examines the efforts in the United States to tighten regulation of such kennels, which have been the source of controversy for years.

“This inspiring and educational film will impact your view on the USDA and their control over the state of welfare of man’s best friend,” according to a news release.

The screening takes place May 7 at the La Paloma Theater, with a VIP Reception at 11:30 a.m., followed by General Admission at 12:30 p.m.

Among the VIP guests expected to attend are Oceanside Deputy Mayor Chuck Lowery and councilwoman Esther Sanchez, Carlsbad City Councilman Keith Blackburn and attorney Bryan Pease, founder of the Animal Protection and Rescue League.

Grimes will also be in attendance and will answer audience questions following the screening.

Pre-sale tickets are $10 General Admission ($15 at the door), $18 VIP Reception (by pre-sale only).

Proceeds from the event will sponsor spay and neuter clinics in Escondido and National City, where animal welfare activists have been targeting their efforts in recent months as the cities both allow pet stores that sell pets from commercial kennels and have high pet overpopulation rates.

Proceeds will also sponsor educational materials and advertisements on adopting a pet vs. purchasing from a pet store.

For more information, visit the event web page www.lapalomatheatre.com

1 Comment
  1. Leslie 5 months ago

    Without being graphically explicit,this movie exposes the truth about where pet stores really get their puppies and their dubious relationship between the USDA, AKC and puppy mills. All proceeds of this screening go to SNAP to sponsor a SPAY/NEUTER clinic.

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ENCINITAS — A powerful documentary that focuses on the controversy surrounding the commercial dog kennel, or “puppy mill” industry, is set to debut in San Diego on May 7. “Dog by Dog,” the 90-minute film directed by Christopher Grimes, exposes the underbelly of the puppy-mill industry in a series of interviews and examines the efforts in the United States to tighten regulation of such kennels, which have been the source of controversy for years. “This inspiring and educational film will impact your view on the USDA and their control over the state of welfare of man’s best friend,” according to a news release. The screening takes place May 7 at the La Paloma Theater, with a VIP Reception at 11:30 a.m., followed by General Admission at 12:30 p.m.
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