“It is estimated that more than 2.5 million puppies are born in puppy mills each year in this country.” from Puppy Mill Project
It is sad to know that puppy mills still exist. It was in the news last week that many puppies purchased from a pet store got very ill and died. There are about 40 U.S. cities that have taken the stand against puppy mill dogs at a pet store. One of those cities is Chicago, with 49 to 1 vote banned the sale of retail pets. Banning puppy mill dogs is a big win for many animal shelters. Nowadays, many pet stores offer shelter pets for adoption, with a charge fee that goes 100% to the rescue organization.
EDUCATE yourself about Puppy Mills
5 Things To Know About Puppy Mill Dogs
1. Puppy mills have been around since the early 1960s.
2. 99% of puppies sold in pet stores come from puppy mills. Most of these puppies are unhealthy.
3. Dogs in puppy mills spend most of their lives in cramped, dirty cages, with no room to play or exercise.
4. Females dogs are often bred, with little time to recover between litters. Once physically burned out, these female dogs are often killed.
5. Puppy mills main focus is for profit and don’t care for the welfare of the dogs.
Here’s a video from Steve Dale: Puppy Mills Dark Practices
1. Spread the word out about puppy mills
2. Don’t Support the Puppy Mill Industry- Take a Pledge at ASPCA “I pledge that if a pet store sells puppies, I won’t buy anything there
3. Speak up for dogs and contact your legislators
4. Adopt a puppy mill dog – many rescue organization re-home and rehab puppy mill dogs that are available for adoption
5. Support organizations that eradicate puppy mills
The Puppy Mill Project
In 2009, Cari Meyers founded The Puppy Mill Project with a goal to put an end to puppy mill cruelty. Puppy Mill Project is an Illinois-based organization and a great educational resource about puppy mills. A page is dedicated to The Mothers living in the Puppy Mills; where you will see unsightly photos on how they live and their condition. On May 9th, I plan to attend and support The Puppy Mill Project’s annual fundraising event.
Most cities have a local puppy mill awareness organization. Find some time to visit and support the organization and beware of puppy mill dogs.
— GoldenWoofs (@SugarTheGoldenR) May 3, 2015