Many people have heard the words Puppy Mill, but they don’t understand what these truly are. Here are the facts and why I’m passionate about raising money to help fight the cause. There are an estimated 10,000 puppy mills in the United States whose owners care about one thing only; to make a profit. Over 2 million puppies bred in each and an estimated 1.2 million dogs are euthanized in shelters every year; the numbers speak for themselves.
So many of those cute, “purebred” puppies you see sitting in a storefront window, come from (licensed and unlicensed) puppy mills all over the United States. The conditions are horrible, with dogs forced to live in small cages and rarely come in contact with a compassionate human. There is little concern about the dogs health or living conditions. They get little to no exercise. They are treated like property, not precious, living animals. Many times when a female breeding dog is no longer able to reproduce, she is brutally killed or abandoned. She is never given the chance to know love, compassion and a happy home life.
In addition, dogs that are produced by puppy mills frequently have health and behavioral problems attributable to their lack of human contact, over-breeding and deficient veterinary care. That cute, irresistible puppy in the window comes home and the owners now are faced with serious issues they weren’t expecting. And the cycle continues, when they bring these dogs to shelters because they don’t want to devote the kind of training and attention a puppy mill dog requires. Please join me in the fight to stop puppy mills and the inhumane breeding of dogs by donating to the cause.