I was rescued from a Puppy Mill in North Carolina in 2011 and brought to NYC where I was adopted by my famous Dad and my stage Mom. My mouth used to smell like what I imagine actual hell smells like until all my rotten teeth were removed. Now I am toothless and I look like a cute hobo. Now I do comedy on the Internet and raise awareness for Friends of Finn!
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Friends of Finn is a committee working with The HSUS to stop the inhumane treatment of dogs in puppy mills.
The members of Friends of Finn are making a difference for animals by raising awareness and funds to stop the puppy mill industry.
Since its inception in 2010, Friends of Finn has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for puppy mill education and awareness campaigns. The committee has also worked with The HSUS to raise money through the annual To the Rescue! benefit.
Friends of Finn Assisting The HSUSIn 2010, Amanda Hearst visited an emergency shelter for dogs removed from a puppy mill in Mississippi. The trip marked the beginning of her involvement with the issue of puppy mills, leading to the formation of Friends of Finn. Lorenzo Borghese went undercover with an HSUS investigator in 2011 and caught sales staff at 11 New York City-area pet stores making misleading claims concerning the origin of their puppies. Hearst and Georgina Bloomberg helped care for dogs removed from a puppy mill in 2012 in Jones County, N.C. In 2013, Hearst, Breanna Schultz, Kimberly Ovitz, and Lauren Grafer accompanied The HSUS as more than 60 dogs were rescued from a breeder in Sampson County, N.C. (Watch a video of that rescue below.)