News: Oprah Winfrey Dedicates Puppy Mill Episode to Her Pup

by | April 2, 2008 at 10:42 AM | General

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Oprah Winfrey spoke candidly about her Cocker Spaniel’s unfortunate passing. She has recently decided to dedicate a very special episode of her talk show to her beloved pup.

“Sophie gave me 13 years of unconditional love. She was a true love in my life,” Winfrey says on the broadcast scheduled to air Friday. (Advance remarks from the show were released Tuesday by Harpo Productions.)

The show features special correspondent Lisa Ling investigating puppy mills, which Ling calls “horrific” and “haunting.”

Winfrey says the show is “for anybody anywhere who loves a dog, has ever loved a dog, or just cares about their basic right to humane treatment.”

While Sophie was not a product of a puppy mill, and Winfrey’s three current dogs were adopted from breeders, Winfrey says in the future she would look to adopt from an animal shelter.

“I would never, ever adopt another pet now without going to a shelter to do it. I am a changed woman after seeing this show,” she says. [My Way News]