What can we do to help stop puppy mills?
Seven ways you can stop puppy mills
- Help make your local pet store puppy-friendly.
- Be an advocate.
- Contact your legislators.
- Write letters to the editor.
- Print and post flyers.
- Introduce our “Nose-to-Tail” program at your school.
- Shop our online store.
How do you boycott a puppy mill?
The ASPCA, US Humane Society, and other websites and institutions encourage consumers to pledge not to shop at pet stores that sell puppy mill dogs. Take a pledge yourself, and organize a group pledge with your friends, neighbors, and other members of your community.
What are negative effects of puppy mills?
What Health Problems Are Common to Puppy Mill Dogs?
- Heart disease.
- Kidney disease.
- Musculoskeletal disorders (hip dysplasia, luxating patellas, etc.)
- Endocrine disorders (diabetes, hyperthyroidism)
- Blood disorders (anemia, Von Willebrand disease)
How many dogs die from puppy mills?
Death in Puppy Mills Excluding breeding animals, as many as 2 million dogs die in puppy mills each year. Breeding animals are usually killed once they are no longer able to produce. Puppies taken from their mothers too young (as is common practice in mills) are prone to illness and death.
What is so bad about puppy mills?
Dogs are usually crammed into filthy, overcrowded, stacked wire cages and are denied healthy food, clean water and basic veterinary care. Horrific conditions, poor genetics, early weaning and stress can cause puppy mill puppies to develop serious health and behavioral problems that are expensive and difficult to treat.
What is wrong with puppy mill dogs?
In puppy mills, dogs can spend most of their lives in cramped cages, with no room to play or exercise. 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.