September = Puppy Mill Awareness Month
September is Puppy Mill Awareness Month. In honor of the quarter million dogs imprisoned in deplorable mills (as well as cats and rabbits)
let’s do our part. Let’s help end Puppy Mills once and for all.
Speak UP. Stand UP. SHARE. But above all .. NEVER EVER buy from a puppy mill !
A puppy mill is a commercial dog-breeding facility that focuses on increasing profit with little overhead cost. The health and welfare of the animals is not a priority.
Female dogs are bred at every opportunity with little to no recovery time between litters. When, after a few years, they are physically depleted to the point that they no longer can reproduce, breeding females are often killed.
In puppy mills, dogs can spend most of their lives in cramped cages, with no room to play or exercise.
Often times, the water and food provided for the puppies is contaminated, crawling with bugs. Puppies can even be malnourished.
Puppies in mills are found with bleeding or swollen paws, feet falling through the wire cages, severe tooth decay, ear infections, dehydration, and lesions on their eyes, which often lead to blindness.
Most puppy mills have no veterinary care, climate control, or protection for the animals from weather (hot, cold, rain, or snow).
With limited or no regulations or enforcement, puppy mills have no cleanup control. This means that dogs can be living in urine and feces for indefinite periods of time.
It's common to find dogs in puppy mills with collars that have been fastened so tightly that they have become embedded in a dog’s neck and must be carefully cut out.
Share.. educate.. but most important ..use your voice.. there are still to many puppymill victims suffering at this moment !
If you really want a dog or pet, if you can commit to a living creature till the day they die which can be over 15 years (if you are lucky), contact your local rescue. There are thousands of dogs behind bars waiting for a loving home.
a dog-O-Holic mom