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Support Joy Braunstein of the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society

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Recently, the executive director of WPHS was placed on leave from her position after being "accused" of purchasing a puppy from a dog breeder to add to her family, which already includes many rescued animals.  

We firmly believe that the purchase of a responsibly bred puppy is in no way grounds for the loss of any job, much less an attack on a person's character.  

Mrs. Braunstein has proven herself to be effective at her job since beginning the position in 2015, including but not limited to an increase of donations, more community awareness and outreach, advocacy and bottle baby programs as well as a more effectively-run shelter overall.  Her positive influence on the shelter system is in no way hampered by the purchase of a thoughtfully-bred puppy and any interruption of her service will be detrimental to the operation of our much-needed shelter.  



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