Puppy Mills: Man-Made Disaster

September 14th, 2011


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.

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