Local event raises awareness about pet adoption and ending puppy mills


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington event is raising awareness about pet adoption and the need to end puppy mills.

Tonight dogs and their owners dressed up and sashayed down the catwalk at the Canine’s Couture Fashion Show.

Event organizers said there are currently no laws regarding puppy mills in North Carolina.

“The main purpose of our event is to stop puppy mills in North Carolina,” said Bridgett Rowley, the founder of Canine’s Couture.

“I think part of the solution to the problem of puppy mills is if you’re ever wanting to adopt a pet, go to a shelter first in your local area,” said Brunswick County District Attorney Jon David. “There’s a lot of pets there that are going to be euthanized if they’re not finding a good home, and so start there first and everybody wins.”

“This event also highlights rescue dogs that were adopted from rescue groups or shelters,” said Stephen Watson with New Hanover County Animal Services.

Proceeds from Canine’s Couture are going to the Coastal Animal Rescue Effort.

For more information about upcoming events, visit www.scarlettsrescue.com.

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