Talk show host Oprah Winfrey is dedicating her Friday show investigating the cruelty of puppy mills to her late Cocker Spaniel, Sophie.
The Lisa Ling investigation uncovers the secret world of mills, and why it's important to find our where your dog is really coming from.
Winfrey released a statement saying 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 said in a statement.
Months leading up to the show, a billboard off I-90/94 near Oprah's Harpo studios asked the talk show queen to look into the cruelty of animals at puppy mills.