Puppy Mills: Man-Made Disaster

September 14th, 2011

PUPPY MILLS
www.prisonersofgreed.com

What is a puppy mill?

A puppy mill is a commercial dog breeding facility that is operated with profit as the central motivation and little to no concern for animal welfare.

The dogs in puppy mills are often underfed, have matted, filthy hair, rotting teeth and painful ulcers.  The dogs are typically de-barked by kennel owners who jam a metal rod down the dog’s throat to rupture its vocal cords.  This “practice” results in broken jaws that are never treated.

Female dogs are usually bred as soon as they come into heat and are bred every heat cycle.  They are bred until they can no longer produce, and then are killed.

How can you help?

First, don’t buy your pets from pet stores.  Approximately 98% of their puppies are bred in puppy mills.  Adopt shelter animals when possible and if buying a puppy always research where your puppy is coming from.

If you spot a puppy mill, take notes of your general observations and report to local authorities, local humane societies and health departments.  All it takes is your complaint.

Please visit www.prisonersofgreed.com for more information.

What We Will Achieve Together

September 14th, 2011

Saving Animals During Disasters offers the following services to help rescue efforts and to provide for abused, neglected and homeless animals. All of these services could not be achieved without invaluable volunteer support and donations.

• Disaster Trailer – Run Disaster Transport Network -
Through your generosity we have created a state of the art mobile care unit which enables animal advocates to provide the very best care in disaster situations. Our trailer transports vital supplies (such as medicine, bedding and food) to safe-centers set up for animal rescue.

• Children’s Education Program -
We visit schools to talk about animal care and safety.

• Spay / Neuter Clinic -
We operate a spay/neuter clinic for cats in our local area.

• Community Awareness Billboard -
We use this billboard to help make the community aware of important issues.

• Thrift Store -
Coming soon in Spring 2012!

Please Donate for our Upcoming Thrift Store!

September 14th, 2011

Saving Animals During Disasters is planning to open a thrift store in late fall or early spring of 2013.  Donated items are always welcome, as long as they are in saleable condition.  We can’t accept adult clothing, exercise equipment or computers.  All donations are tax deductible and can be dropped off at the following locations:

Coastal K-9 Bakery, 5905 S. College Road, Wilmington

The Ivy Cottage, 3030 Market Street, Wilmington

Jeannie Mintz, President, Saving Animals During Disasters, 205 Georgia Avenue, Carolina Beach