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Free Puppies!

Director - Samantha Wishman & Christina Thomas
Run Time - 70 minutes
Language - English
Format - Digital
Year - 2022
Genre - Documentary

Educational Interests- American Studies, Cultural Studies, New Releases, Women's Studies

Institutional DVD Price: $295

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Although transports have moved dogs from the South for decades, when Hurricane Katrina left more than 250,000 pets stranded, the infrastructure of modern pet transport for a nation-wide dog rescue effort was born. Since then, individual volunteers, transporters, shelters and rescue groups have created a movement to place millions of southern dogs in areas of the country with high demand for adoption but low supply.

By following a group of women dog rescuers from Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee, FREE PUPPIES! reveals the challenges that contribute to the rescue dog crisis in the first place. These women not only save dogs from euthanasia, but also organize affordable and accessible spay and neuter, reform local ordinances, advocate for humane education, and fight urgent and complex challenges facing underserved areas of the rural South.

The film includes interviews with the ASPCA, Atlanta Humane Society, McKamey Animal Center, My Kids Have Paws Veterinary Clinic, Dixie Day Spay, Badass Brooklyn, and dozens of rescue organizations, shelter directors, healthcare providers, and local officials.

"Like a friendly dog wanting to play a game of tug of war, the charming documentary Free Puppies! pulls on the viewers' heartstrings with a truly inspirational story. Best of all, the film is a great testament to grassroots movements who aren't afraid to tackle a huge cause that they believe in." -KPFK Film Club