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the Today Show needs some emails!

December 13th, 2006, 11:38 AM
Cross posted w/permission...please do the same everywhere you can think of!


During the 9:30 segment on NBC's Today show they had a segment about how to get "bargains" on Christmas gifts and included PUPPIES!! Though they briefly say "make sure the person actually wants a puppy" but then went on to "endorse" a "designer breed" puppy mill OR you can go to a shelter.

Here is a link to Their "list"

Please write and tell them that we are disappointed that they would include puppies as a viable gift

To email Today, this is the email addy they give:


December 13th, 2006, 11:53 AM

Did you check out that website!! OMG $1200.00 and up!! and actually have "adoption pending" on some of the pups pictures WTF does that mean (awaiting financing??!!) or (sale in progress?!!) or (downpayment received?)
How dare they call paying $1200.00 for a Mutt adoption!!

NBC should be kicked for endorsing this place!

December 13th, 2006, 11:57 AM
NBC should be kicked for endorsing this place!

yeah... that's what we're doing now! every email counts! :mad:

December 13th, 2006, 11:59 AM
Oops, I just posted this on another board lol. Didn't see it here, sorry!!


I already wrote them my letter. How disgusting of them... no wonder they're in debt they're idiots. :mad:

December 13th, 2006, 12:02 PM
you can ask the mods to merge both threads :)

Golden Girls
December 13th, 2006, 12:29 PM
O.M. freakin G. What is wrong with people?

December 13th, 2006, 12:37 PM
I just sent an email to them letting them know how disgusted I was with them. Our local shelter here is advising people not to buy shelter dogs over Christmas as a present due to the fact that they more often than not receive these poor little critters back because the recipient didn't want an animal in the first place.

I feel so bad for the little guys. :sad:

December 13th, 2006, 12:37 PM
yeah... that's what we're doing now! every email counts! :mad:

Can't do it from work but I promise TD, it will be done tonight.

December 13th, 2006, 12:40 PM
so wrong on so many levels. I sent an email.

thanks TD for posting!

Golden Girls
December 13th, 2006, 12:48 PM
Thanks TD - I sent them a very educated e-mail and it was not nice. I hope they choke on an attachment I sent. I've also sent the above to my mailing list. With all the exposure regarding this topic ... still being so ignorant :sad:

I hope they have to work overtime just from the e-mails they receive.

December 13th, 2006, 01:41 PM
if any of us get a response, canned or personal, it would be nice to post so others can read... i just HOPE the flood of protests make them rethink what they are telling the public, and make them realise they need to be alot more responsible! :frustrated:

December 13th, 2006, 02:08 PM
I got an auto-reply:

Thank you for contacting TODAY.

We receive hundreds of E-mail messages a day, and while we read them
all, we might not be able to reply to each one directly. We do want
you to know that we appreciate the mail you have sent and the
comments you are making about our show. We created this automated
response to answer many of the frequently-asked-questions as quickly
as possible. We will try to answer all other questions directly when
we can. For immediate help you can always call us at *************.
For information regarding the WEEKEND TODAY show, please call **********.

**** I edited out the phone #'s (I think it's against forum rules here)

December 13th, 2006, 02:09 PM
I got the same reply as Jessi76.

Dog Dancer
December 13th, 2006, 02:10 PM
I've sent my e-mail to them. I hope they take the time to reply. I'll keep you guys posted if I hear back. How very sad:sad: Yes let's list puppies right along side jewelry and clothing items! The whole idea is wrong on so many levels.

Dog Dancer
December 13th, 2006, 02:42 PM
I just got the canned response too. Hey TD - send them a story idea to do a story on rescues and how bad byb's are.

December 13th, 2006, 02:54 PM
Just sent my e-mail off as well! It never seems to amaze me the lack of responsible TV there is. Hope all the e-mail helps and that perhaps they may even retract the can only hope.

December 13th, 2006, 04:00 PM
They were so close to making a point about shelters. :frustrated: They mentioned the price of the first puppy and then the fact that a mixed breed puppy from North Shore Animal League was only 135. They neglected to push people to adopt the shelter puppies over the byb and puppy mill puppies. And they also didn't mention that the fee at North Shore was an adoption fee, not a "selling price".

What a shame ! A wasted opportunity.

December 13th, 2006, 05:09 PM
Oh well,I'll probably get the same response,but at least they know how we feel:pawprint:

December 13th, 2006, 07:46 PM
This has been posted in many forums so :thumbs up yeah! power to the people!

December 13th, 2006, 11:23 PM
Just sent my email. Thanks for posting TD.