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Chris Brown - Backyard Breeder?

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» April 26, 2012

Los Angeles, CA – This week, it was announced that singer Chris Brown is also a Pit Bull breeder, selling puppies online for $1000 each. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) condemns back yard breeding, even when it is a Grammy winner.

“There is no reason to breed and produce more Pit Bull puppies when there are Pit puppies waiting for homes in every shelter in America,” said spcaLA President, Madeline Bernstein. “Furthermore, as some of these dogs suffer from and are victims of their owner’s misuse, they can be even harder to place.”

At spcaLA, the adoption fee of $125 covers the spay or neuter surgery, vaccines and medical care, and a certificate for a free health exam at a participating veterinarian. The shelter dogs and cats also receive socialization, basic manners, and training. “The $1000 price tag for a Chris Brown puppy could be better spent money saving the lives of shelter animals,” said Ms. Bernstein.

spcaLA encourages Chris Brown to stop his breeding business and instead use his celebrity influence to encourage people to adopt from a shelter.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Ana Bustilloz at (323) 730-5300, x252, cell (323) 707-1271 or email abustilloz@spcaLA.com.

Photo: Tulip is one of many Pit Bull puppies available for adoption at spcaLA.

spcaLA is an independent, nonprofit animal welfare organization serving Southern California since 1877. There is no national SPCA, parent organization, or umbrella group that provides financial support to spcaLA. Donations run programs and services including Cruelty Investigation, Disaster Animal Response Team, Humane Education, and a variety of shelter services.