Erie Puppy Mill Awareness

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Volunteer Spotlight

Our volunteers are an integral part of EPMA and they mean the world to us. Our vital work is made possible by people like you. Simply said, we could not do this without you. Please read below to meet our featured volunteer.

sandy hossman


What made you decide to join Erie Puppy Mill Awareness?

I decided to volunteer for EPMA because I had adopted an Amish puppy mill breeder. Plus I had bought a puppy from a breeder who was really just a pup mill. I had to educate myself. I wanted to share the information and hopefully help to change laws to outlaw mills. 

Do you have any pets, if so what kind?

Yes, I have 3 dogs, all rescues. Brittney is a miniature schnauzer from a puppy mill, Chloe a schnoodle also a puppy mill survivor, and Carl a schnauzer who was abandoned after a year with a family. 

What are your hobbies?

I love to swim, I use to do master swimming. I still swim about a mile 3 to 4 times a week. I also like to garden and cook. 

Do you have a new year’s resolution? If so, what is it?

Probably like everyone else I want to lose weight! My yearly one! Lol. I guess I want to attend my yoga and spinning class and eat healthy. I am a cancer survivor so just be health!