(September 21, 2019)- Representative Monica Duran and First Gentleman Marlon Reis today spotlighted the inhumane conditions at puppy mills in Colorado and across the country.

“I’m honored to be partnering with First Gentleman Reis to shed light on the abhorrent conditions at puppy mills,” said Rep. Duran, D-Wheat Ridge.“Every dog deserves to live in happiness and safety. Our furry friends demand very little in exchange for unconditional love and attention, and I look forward to taking action to address the inhumane treatment of animals in our state.”

“Helping animals has long been the work that inspires me. In my advocacy on behalf of Colorado’s animals, I strive to turn good ideas into meaningful actions. I am proud to support efforts at the government level that help to ensure animals are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve while providing for their overall wellbeing and happiness,” said First Gentleman Marlon Reis.

“We look forward to the day when cruel puppy mills have nowhere left to sell, and are thrilled to see Colorado lead the way and create more humane standards,” said Aubyn Royall, Colorado State Director for the Humane Society of the United States. “We thank both Representative Duran and our First Gentleman for their commitment to protecting consumers and animals.”

Puppy Mill Awareness Day is a national day of action to raise awareness about puppy mills and to encourage advocates to make their voices heard in opposition to canine abuse. First Gentleman Reis and Representative Duran are exploring legislative proposals to ensure the health and safety of dogs and cats.