What is a Puppy Mill ?
Last year I shared the second part on how Grigri was rescued out of a puppy mill.
Here some more information on puppy mills
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 or at best thrown away like trash in a killing station.
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.
When Grigri and the other dogs were rescued they were covered in feces.
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 puppy mill victims suffering !
a dog mom who is getting sick of all those 'people' who use and mistreat dogs in puppy mills and the humans who will buy these puppies online and than complain when the dogs are not healthy.