By Judith Newman Rennie Dyball Thailan Pham Sue Corbett
June 09, 2008 12:00 PM

• Crusading against puppy mills, Jana Kohl got all kinds of people to pose with Baby, her three-legged poodle, for their new book, A Rare Breed of Love.

WHAT’S YOUR MESSAGE? So many dogs are kept in cages, treated inhumanely. Puppy mills should be outlawed, and people should adopt, not buy.

WHAT’S BABY’S STORY? She survived a puppy mill. Her vocal chords had been cut and a leg had to be amputated.

WHY ENLIST CELEBS? They’re ideal to spread the word. Everyone was so moved by Baby’s story.

DID SHE LIKE THEM? Her favorite place is in her Ma’s arms, but she was very good-natured about it.