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Cruelty in Puppy Mills: Puppies or Profits?

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  1. Cruelty in Puppy Mills: Puppies or Profits? By Katherine Beaton

  2. Facts About Puppy Mills • Puppy mills supply pet stores • Mass-production under substandard conditions • 5,000-10,000 in United States • Many found in Amish Countryside • Largest puppy-producing state: Missouri

  3. Why Are Puppy Mills Used? • Profit • Only expenses: cages, staff, vaccines • Designer hybrid dogs are expensive • Demand • Most consumers want a puppy • Respond to demand changes • Hybrid dogs have become popoular

  4. A puppy in a pet store (Wellsphere)

  5. Cruelty in Puppy Mills • Cramped, inadequate, dirty cages • Receive little vet care • Mothers killed after 4-5 years • Little interaction/contact with humans Wisconsin dog with puppies in a cage (Wisconsin Puppy Mill Project)

  6. Mama Doxie of Wisconsin puppy mill in her cage (Wisconsin Puppy Mill Project)

  7. Photo from a Tennessee puppy mill raid (Newsweek)

  8. North Carolina mill raid saves 300 dogs (Newsweek)

  9. A puppy rescued from a mill (Newsweek)

  10. Vigil for 80 dogs killed by Pennsylvania mill operators (Newsweek)

  11. Problems with Mill Dogs • Problems with Mill Dogs • Many dogs have infections/diseases • Genetic deficiencies • Aggressive because of lack of socialization • Cannot stay with their families

  12. Labrador rescued from PA puppy mill (HSUS)

  13. Wisconsin puppy has to say goodbye to its mother (Wisconsin Puppy Mill Project)

  14. Dogs being transported from one mill to another (Wisconsin Puppy Mill Project)

  15. Legislation Regarding Puppy Mills • Poorly enforced state legislation • Animal Welfare Act – too lenient • USDA needs budget increase • Ballot initiative in Missouri

  16. How Can Consumers Help? • Thousands of dogs are euthanized • Stop buying puppies from pet stores • Adopt puppies from shelters

  17. Previously abused shelter dog that needs a loving home (Long Beach Small Dogs)

  18. Shelter dogs that need to find a home (Animal House Shelter, Inc.)

  19. The End Thanks for Watching!