No Pups in Mills: It starts with YOU during Puppy Mill Action Week

During Puppy Mill Action Week, it is a good time to demonstrate your disapproval of puppy mill practice. The majority of pet stores that sell puppies are getting those dogs from dog-making factories where mother dogs spend their entire lives in cramped cages or kennels with little or no personal attention. When the mother and father dogs can no longer breed, they are discarded or killed. Due to poor sanitation and a lack of preventive veterinary care, the puppies from puppy mills are often sick.

Sadly, consumers who purchase puppies from pet stores or online without seeing a breeder’s home firsthand are often unknowingly supporting this cruel industry.

Help stop this cycle of cruelty by pledging to adopt your next pet from a shelter or rescue, or purchase only from a responsible breeder who you can meet and screen in person and who will let you view the conditions the animals are housed in. Then, do even more by purchasing pet supplies from stores and websites that don’t sell puppies. Where you spend your dollars makes a difference! Take the pledge below.

puppy mill action weekYour Pledge

I want to stop puppy mills.

I will do my part by:

1. Choosing not to buy my next pet from a pet store or internet site.
2. Refusing to buy supplies from a pet store or internet site that sells puppies.
3. Considering adoption first.

Signed,
[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]

Remember, one person CAN make a difference during Puppy Mill Action Week.

Related articles – Puppy Mill Awareness Day – You Make A Difference and Full Circle Vet Care V.E.T. News May 2019

Attribution – Human Society of the US
Photo – ThePuppyMillProject.org