The Lure Of A Puppy's Sweet Trusting Face Is Undeniable. But The Sad, Cruel Truth Behind PUPPY MILLS Is ANIMAL CRUELTY.......
Puppy mills are breeding facilities that produce purebred puppies in large numbers. Often the puppies are sold directly to the public via the Internet, newspaper ads, or at the mill itself. In other cases they are sold to brokers and pet shops across the country.
These mass dog-breeding operations have been around for decades. They continue to thrive because they prey on unwitting consumers who are smitten by too-cute-for-words puppies in pet store windows and on fancy websites.
But behind the friendly facade of the local pet shop, the pastoral scenes on a "breeder's" website, or the neighborhood newspaper ad, there often lies a puppy mill. These canine breeding facilities house dogs in shockingly poor conditions.
Breeder dogs in puppy mills are often forced to spend their entire lives caged in shocking environments.
The Stark Contrast Between The Sweet Puppies In The Pet Shop Or On Fancy Internet Breeder Websites And The "Breeding Stock" Left Behind
Life is particularly bad for "breeding stock," dogs who live their entire lives in cages and are continually bred for years, without human companionship and with little hope of ever becoming part of a family. These dogs receive little or no veterinary care and never see a bed, a treat or a toy. After their fertility wanes, breeding animals are commonly killed, abandoned or sold to another mill. The annual result of all this breeding is hundreds of thousands of puppies, many with behavior and/or health problems. Read more about puppies and breeding dogs who suffered at puppy mills at the Survivor Stories page on The Humane Society of The United States, "STOP PUPPY MILLS WEBSITE"»
Pet Shops or Internet sites and are often accompanied by false claims such as, "We'd never sell puppies from a puppy mill" or promises that the puppies are "home raised," farm raised," or "raised with kids/grandkids." The ploys of the puppy mill are designed to dupe a well-intentioned family into buying a puppy and keeping the engine of cruelty working overtime. Learn how to avoid buying a puppy mill puppy at the Puppy Buying Tips page on The HSUS "STOP PUPPY MILLS WEBSITE". »
BABY - A TRUE STORY OF A PUPPY MILL DOG
A Rare Breed of Love is a book that was inspired by "Baby," an abused puppy mill survivor who lived through a 9-year ordeal in order to become a "national spokesdog" to raise awareness about cruelty in the dog breeding industry.
On the day Baby was scheduled to be killed- because she had gotten too old to breed- she was rescued by a passing stranger who was dubbed the "Drive-by Angel."
Eventually Baby found a forever home with the book's author Jana Kohl, who was inspired to tell the world about her ordeal and hopefully reform this cruel industry. God Bless Baby & Jana and all the other puppy mill dogs out there waiting to be rescued.read story
Oprah's Show Takes Aim at Puppy Mills Part One....
Main Line Animal Rescue
But the real thanks goes to Main Line Animal Rescue in Pennsylvania.
Main Line Animal Rescue is known for not only their work in rescuing animals, but also their fantastic, edgy billboards.
They plunked the billboard below right near Oprah’s studio, plainly asking her to tape the show on puppy mills.
They pictured a Beagle in a dishwasher to show USDA cage sizes.