Movie of the Week: FREE PUPPIES!

“Adopt, don’t shop.” It’s a pet-rescue mantra we’ve probably all heard, and it comes to vivid life in Christina Thomas and Samantha Wishman’s poignant, informative documentary (or should that be “dogumentary”?) Free Puppies!. As they follow a group of tireless volunteers who work on many fronts to help control the prolific pet population in largely unregulated Southern states, the co-directors shine an empathetic light on both the animals and those who want to help them find happy forever homes.

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FREE PUPPIES! — Review by Susan Wloszczyna

If you love furry creatures great and small, you will revel in the heart-warming documentary Free Puppies! Filmmakers Christina Thomas and Samantha Washman focus on how rural counties in Georgia-Alabama-Tennessee tristate area overflow with dogs, mostly because these Southern regions don’t have the cash, the laws and structure in place to protect these precious animals that often are often are over-bred to the point of endangering their health.

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