Animal Shelters
Animal Shelters

 


Adopting a Dog

Adopting Senior Cats

Animal Abuse... Cruelty?

Animals In Need
     Of Your Help

Become a Dog Whisperer

Disaster Preparedness

Dog Rescue Groups

Dog Separation Anxiety

Dog Spaying & Neutering

Euthanize Animals?

How To Train
     Abused Dogs


Puppy Mills

Self-sacrifice in Animals

The Burmese Cat Rescue

We Adopt Children,
   Why Not Animals?

Who Benefits
   When You Donate?

Shopping links

 




















































Puppy Mills

Puppy mills are large-scale dog breeding facilities that operate under substandard breeding conditions that provoke the development of chronic health problems, temperament issues, and hereditary defects.

The term can be applied to operations involving other animals irresponsibly bred for profit, e.g. "kitty mills." Animals that have been produced in mills are most commonly sold at pet stores to unsuspecting consumers.


Irresponsible breeding on a smaller scale is referred to as backyard breeding.

The life of a dog in a puppy mill is particularly shocking and sad. These dogs receive little or no veterinary care and forget it if they ever get to see a treat or a toy. The feemale dogs are usually killed after their fertility wanes, or they're abandoned or sold to another mill. The annual result of all this breeding is an estimated two to four million puppies, many with behavior and/or health problems.

There are thousands of stories to be told from those who have suffered because of puppy mills. The HSUS has compiled both heartbreaking and hopeful stories from dog owners whose dogs either suffered at puppy mills or were born at one.

Cruel and deplorable places puppy mills 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.

Behind the friendly facade of the local pet shop, the pastoral scenes on a website, or the neighborhood newspaper ad, there often lies a puppy mill.

What You Can Do:

The number one way consumers can help shut down puppy mills is to avoid purchasing dogs from pet stores, and adopt from a local shelter or rescue group instead.

There are millions of companion animals in shelters across the U.S., and one out of every four dogs at your local shelter is a pure-bred.

Most shelter animals have already been spayed or neutered and have received all their vaccinations and veterinary checkups.

You can also:

   * Spread the word about puppy mills.
   * Go to your local pet store and find out in depth where they get their puppies from.
   * Make a donation to our Puppy Mill Education Fund, or tell a friend.
   * Read more about the laws regulating puppy mills.

 

 



Home

Add a resource

 










Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Virgin Islands
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Shopping links


 

At animal-shelters.com find adoptable pets from animal welfare organizations across the country, no-kill organizations may also be found. This website offers animal shelters, animal control information, animal rescue, puppy, kitten, rabbit, ferret, birdpet, cat and dog adoption.Copyright urtrade.com 2008