Puppy Mills/Dog Fighting
What Is A Puppy Mill?
A puppy mill is a large-scale commercial dog breeding operation where profit is given priority over the well being of the dogs. Unlike responsible breeders who place the utmost importance on producing the healthiest puppies possible, breeding at puppy mills is performed without consideration of genetic quality. This results In generations of dogs with unchecked hereditary defects.
Some puppy mill puppies are sold to pet shops-usually through a broker, or middleman-and marketed as young as eight weeks of age. The lineage records of puppy mill dogs are often falsified. Other puppy mill puppies are sold directly to the public, including over the internet, through newspaper ads, and at swap meets and flea markets.
How Are Animals Treated at Puppy Mills?
Puppy mills usually house dogs in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions without adequate veterinary care, food, water and socialization. Puppy mill dogs do not get to experience treats, toys, exercise or basic grooming. To minimize waste cleanup, dogs are often kept in cages with wire flooring that injures their paws and legs-and it is not unusual for cages to be stacked up in columns. Breeding dogs at mills might spend their entire lives outdoors, exposed to the elements, or crammed inside filthy structures where they never get the chance to feel the sun or breathe fresh air.
Animal Cruelty Must Be Stopped!
Animals have feelings just like people do.
- They can feel fear
- They can feel pain
- They can feel love and compassion
- They want companionship and are able to forgive
These dogs do not want to fight. They want a normal life of love and companionship. They are forced to forced to fight and are not otherwise aggressive. They are abused victims of money hungry cruel greedy people.
Cages are larger than a puppy mill. Floors are clean and fresh water and food is given – often a toy or blanket is given to each dog. It reminds me more of a jail then a home. I would not want to stay there very long.
Moving these animals from one facility to another does not give the abused animals a chance to properly heal and recover from their traumatic experiences. There is an alternative, Animal Haven!