“Athena The Pissy Kitty” Wants Voters To Know About North Carolina Puppy Mills

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue Launches Voter Awareness Campaign Following Puppy Mill Bust last week.

Puppy mill survivor Athena is on a mission to ensure North Carolina voters know where candidates stand on Puppy Mill legislation in the upcoming election.

“Our state currently has no laws regulating the commercial breeding of dogs and cats— not even basic standards of humane care,” says Denise Bitz, founder and President of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.

“The breeding facility where Athena was just rescued from was operated by a person previously convicted for cruelty to animals. That should be against the law. Indeed, when she came into our care at Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, she had blistered skin, respiratory issues and was covered in her own filth. She’s now in foster care and living the good life, but, well, she’s pretty pissed off.

“Like all of us at Brother Wolf, Athena believes North Carolina needs responsible legislation that mandates humane standards of care for all commercial breeding operations in our state. We love our pets in North Carolina, so Athena’s rightfully pissed that state legislators have failed the pets and pet lovers of our state on this issue. Tennessee and Virginia have puppy mill laws- even Missouri and West Virginia have puppy mill laws.

“So, what’s up with North Carolina legislators? Athena is on mission to find out. She's reaching out to each and every candidate who’s running for a state legislative office to find our whether they are FOR or AGAINST efforts to mandate humane treatment of dogs and cats in commercial breeding operations.

Athena will report her findings on her Facebook Page at To help promote the campaign, Brother Wolf is engaging it’s 37,000 plus Facebook supporters to help Like and Share her page with friends.

“We want voters in North Carolina to visit her page and get to know their candidates' positions on this important policy issue for North Carolina pets and pet lovers,” says Bitz. “We can continue to rescue these animals from these horrific puppy mills, which is just a band aid on a much bigger problem, or we can get to the root of the cause and eliminate suffering.”

About Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, located in Asheville, NC, was founded in 2007 to provide the resources and life-saving programs to build a No-Kill community. As a grass roots organization, BWAR operates a one-of-a-kind adoption center that is open to the public 365 days a year making it easy to adopt, volunteer, and become involved in their No-Kill mission. For more information, visit the Brother Wolf Animal Rescue Facebook page. 

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, headquartered in Asheville, NC. We are a non-partisan, non-political, animal rescue organization with supporters from all parties. We do not endorse or contribute to any candidates or any political party.