Monday, June 8, 2009
Red Carpet Roxy’s “Red Alert” of the Week focuses on the troubling issue of puppy mills in the United States. The mills are commercial breeding facilities in which multiple dogs are stuffed into unsanitary, wire cages usually in the elements with little or no socialization, exercise, veterinary care, or loving human interaction. Sadly, many of these dogs paws have never even touched solid ground and when they have been rescued they do not even know how to walk on the soil after living on wire their whole lives. These dogs are bred cycle after cycle and once they are unable to produce any more offspring, they are either destroyed or discarded.
Currently, Petland Inc., the largest chain of pet stores in the country that sells puppy mill dogs, and Hunte Corp. the largest broker of factory produced puppies, are being sued in a class action lawsuit by plantiffs such as The Humane Society for misleading the public into believing they were purchasing healthy, non-puppy mill pooches when the opposite was true. Many of the dogs puchased were extremely sick with multiple issues/ailments and often died soon after they were taken home by unsuspecting dog lovers.
So how can you try to ensure that you do not purchase a dog from a puppy mill? Click here to read up on how to prevent this from happening.
Click here if you are concerned about a potential puppy mill in your area or if you think you might have purchased a puppy mill dog.
Click here if you would like to make a donation to the Humane Society’s Stop Puppy Mills Campaign.Image from Dog Lovers Monthly