1 Love 4 Animals' founder Bill Smith would like to thank Oprah Winfrey and the Smithsonian Institute for including our puppy mill show in Oprah's exhibit at the African American Museum in Washington DC. In February of 2008, Smith placed a billboard four blocks from Harpo Studios asking Oprah to do a show on puppy mills. The television icon saw the billboard on her way to work which prompted our undercover investigation with Lisa Ling. Our appearances on Oprah were eventually seen by 49 million people around the world. After the program aired, adoptions spiked in shelters across the country, hundreds of puppy mills closed, and new laws protecting dogs in commercial kennels passed in over two dozen states. The Smithsonian's Oprah Exhibit is worth the trip!
Supermodel and Super Pet Mom Christie Brinkley shown here with Chester. Christie and her daughter, Sailor, adopted Chester from Bill Smith (Founder of 1 Love) seven years ago. Jill Rappaport (formerly of Today and presently of Dog Bowl) made the introductions and the supermodel and the super cute pup have been inseparable ever since. Proving beauty is what beauty does and real beauty adopts!