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Puppy Mills

"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men." ~Alice Walker

Puppy mills are commercial mass dog-breeding facilities that put profit above the welfare of dogs.

Some Facts about Puppy Mills

Most puppy mill dogs are housed in shockingly poor conditions, especially the ones kept in cages to be bred over and over for years, without human companionship and with little hope of ever joining a family. After they're no longer profitable, these dogs are simply discarded.

Puppy mills contribute to millions of unwanted dogs who are euthanized each year in the United States alone.

Mill puppies are more likely to have severe health problems, genetic defects and behavioral issues.

Dogs kept for breeding in puppy mills suffer for years and are bred as often as possible before they are killed, sold through auction like used cars or abandoned.

Unscrupulous breeders use attractive websites to hide the truth and to dupe the public into thinking that they are dealing with a reputable breeder. Reputable breeders never sell puppies over the Internet or through a pet store. They will insist on meeting the family who wants to buy the dog.

Fact sheets: http://www.peta.org/issues/companion-animal-issues/companion-animals-factsheets/

Current issues:

Beverly Hills Mandates That Pet Stores Can Only Sell Shelter Animals

MCSO seize nearly 100 animals from Puppy Mills in Wittmann

Cherokee County Marshals raid puppy mill

Cherokee County Marshals raided a puppy mill in Cumming Tuesday and found up to 500 dogs packed into cages. The dogs were housed in a wooded area off Cumming Highway and were not visible from the road. They barked incessantly as marshals surveyed the property.

Where Do Virginia’s Pet Store Puppies Really Come From? http://www.humanesociety.org/assets/pdfs/pets/puppy_mills/virginia-puppy-sales-investigation-2014.pdf

10 Signs that a puppy i9s from a puppy mill https://iheartdogs.com/10-signs-that-puppy-is-from-a-puppy-mill/

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Most Noteworthy Organization

National Mill Dog Rescue rehabilitates and rehomes discarded breeding dogs and educates the general public about the cruel realities of the commercial dog breeding. 

industry. Since 2007, NMDR has been supported by hundreds of volunteers and rescued more than 9,800 dogs. Donate to National Mill Dog Rescue

What you can do

Do not shop at stores that sell dogs and cats. Support fundraising or puppy mill education awareness drives. Write letters to the editors of your local newspapers about the horrors of the puppy mill industry and its connection with pet stores and online pet sales.

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Check out this list of 7 things you can do to help stop puppy mills:


Take the pledge to stop puppy mills! - https://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=104&ea;.campaign.id=14815

Sponsored by: Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

If you sign this petition, you take the pledge to not buy your next pet from a pet store or Internet site, and to refuse to buy supplies from any pet store or Internet site that sells puppies.

Putting Puppy Mills Out Of Business: A Personal Pledge

Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Shut Down Puppy Mills Once And For All

Sponsored by: Stephanie Lazenis

Nationwide law banning puppy mills

Sponsored by: Dina Calarco

Take into consideration passing a criminal law which bans puppy mills nationwide (US) and imposes stricter penalties to those who break this law.

Stop Puppy Mills! Ban Pet Stores From Selling Puppies

Online Resources

11 Facts about Puppy Mills

Puppy Mills page on the Peta website. 

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Breeding Evil: The Truth about India's Pedigree Dog Industry

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Report a Puppy Mill to the Humane Society of the United States. 

Top 10 Ways you can help stop Puppy Mills

Don't Buy the Doggy in the Window: Ending the Cycle That Perpetuates Commercial Breeding With Regulation Of The Retail Pet Industry. 

The 100 worst Puppy Mills exposed by the Humane Society of the United States. 

Puppy Mills: How We Unknowingly Lend a Hand to Animal Abusers

Companion Animal Factsheets (PETA). 

United Against Puppy Mills promotes awareness and provides training and support for people interested in affecting elimination of puppy mills. 


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