Daniel T. Richards

Daniel T. Richards

Digital Strategist. Rhetorician. All Around Swell Guy.

For the Puppies

I had the pleasure of working on the Kickstarter campaign for PUPPYCIDE: The Documentary. [UPDATE: Now known as Of Dogs & Men.] From the moment I saw the teaser, I knew this was a project I wanted to promote. Dogs have always been a part of my life. My family had five when I was young. <3 pugs.

If you’re unfamiliar with the term “puppycide,” it refers to the unnecessary shooting of dogs—often by law enforcement. Before I met the filmmakers, Oz & Patrick, I had no idea how much of an epidemic this was. Their footage is stunning, heartbreaking, overwhelming. This is a film that needs to be made. And it will be.

The Kickstarter successfully funded today with 7 days to go. Congratulations to the filmmakers and to the victims who will finally find a national voice.

I count myself fortunate that I’ve been able to work on so many projects that I believe in. PUPPYCIDE adds to that long list. I look forward to what’s next.