Erie Puppy Mill Awareness


mission & vision

We want to encourage everyone to make a positive contribution to the animal community to join us in our fight against puppy mills and local businesses that support them.  Read more here...



As a veterinarian, Denise is an expert in the fields of animal health and welfare. She’s been raising awareness about puppy mills for over 10 years, and has been speaking up for neglected animals much longer than that. She founded Erie Puppy Mill Awareness just a short while after moving to the Erie area and is responsible for the vision, mission, and strategy of the organization. Read more here.

Jenny Grimshawe, DVM, Vice President
Sherry Beliveau, Secretary
Laurie Craig, Treasurer
Monica Kidder, Action Committee Coordinator

Victoria Kast

Meet the EPMA team here.

OUR Goals

Raise public awareness & ignite activism against commercial dog breeding facilities. Educate the community about locations that support puppy mill cruelty. Find out more ...


Have you ever loved a dog? We can use your help. Are you involved with media? Are you a writer? College student? Veterinary professional? Past customer of Heartland Pets? Join us today!

Our founder