A sign out front of a local pet store declared,
we love puppies that is why we don’t sell them.
Debra Levy at C-Dog and Company inspired me to know and tell this SHOCKING truth…99% of puppies sold at pet stores come from puppy mills!
Did you know this? I did not.
ABC News researched and reported this percentage. They traveled to areas of the United States, which sell the most puppies. They observed and recorded the source of puppies in pet shops and pet stores.
In the USA, all puppies get classified as livestock. Most citizens and others outside of the USA who read know how poorly and inhumanely the majority of USA livestock tend to be treated. This accounts for the horrible abuse of puppy mill prisoners, the mother and father dogs.
The dogs live in their own filth. They live in cramped cages. They suffer illness with no medical treatment. They suffer anxiety, extreme fearfulness, and chew their own paws raw.
This is why the American Humane Society and all Humane societies fight puppy mills.
Please pass this on. Share it, copy and paste it.
You have my permission.
Together, we can SAVE PUPPIES and DOGS!
Please read Debra Levy’s C-Dog and Company.
“If you buy a puppy from a pet shop, you are not only supporting the cruel puppy mill industry, but you also run the risk of taking home a sick animal. Puppies sold in pet stores may suffer from a range of illnesses and conditions, ranging from respiratory infections including pneumonia, to hereditary defects like hip dysplasia and severe allergies. Through our No Pet Store Puppies campaign, the ASPCA urges people to pledge not to purchase anything, including pet supplies, in pet stores that sell puppies.” The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals “Fighting Cruelty
What more on this topic? I just googled and discovered a neat 10 point short post defining “puppy mills” plus giving information on a new a movie/DVD on this topic. Madonna of the Mills “10 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT PUPPY MILLS: FACTS AND STATISTICS. This young woman rescues the worn out breeder females that are killed when they turn five-years-old. She has rescued and found homes for 2,000 breeder dogs.
You can watch the DVD trailer at the same link above.
Thank you for loving and protecting puppies and dogs,
Deborah Taylor-French & Debra Levy
PS. Even the director of a local animal shelter knew that 99% figure for pet shop puppies from puppy mills, yet she did not know that in the USA dogs are legally classified as livestock.