A Reminder this Holiday Season from Chloe and Buttons. . . .
|BUTTONS - adopted January 2, 2011|
|CHLOE - adopted May 1999|
The holidays are a busy season for puppy sales. I want to remind everyone that puppies purchased over the Internet, through newspaper ads, or at pet stores, often come from puppy mills. Purchases made from these sources unknowingly support puppy mills which are inhumane breeding facilities that produce puppies in large numbers. They are designed to maximize profits and commonly disregard the physical, social, and emotional health of the dogs. The breeding dogs at puppy mills live their entire lives in cages and poor conditions often lead to severe physical and behavioral problems for the puppies they produce. The best way to stop cruel puppy mills is to stop supporting them. If you're adding a canine companion to your family, visit your local animal shelter or find a reputable breeder and insist on visiting their premises in person to see how and where your puppy's mother is living. By patronizing a responsible breeder, shelter or rescue group, you can help defeat the inhumane puppy mill system that places profit above animal welfare. Check out Petfinder and visit Humane Society for a checklist of good breeder characteristics. People who love dogs should help prevent animal cruelty by making sure they aren't supporting a puppy mill.
Thank You & Merry Christmas!!!