Puppy mills produced large numbers of dogs in filthy conditions without regard for their health or well-being. Learn how to stop puppy mills and to help their victims.
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From the Magazine
In the wake of Oprah Winfrey's show on puppy mills, adoption numbers spike in shelters across the country.
The SPCA of Texas takes down a mass-breeding facility'and takes in hundreds of dogs.
You may not have puppy mills next door, but shelters and rescues all over the country take in animals whose lives began in the shadows of these mass-breeding facilities. Find out how you can help shut them down'by learning from shelters that have targeted puppy mills for violations of animal welfare standards.
While largely a charming romp with enough cute pug pictures to satisfy the most pug-hungry reader, this book also delivers a clear message about puppy mills.
Reputable breeders can help educate pet owners about responsible care, and, just as importantly, they can be a great ally in the fight against puppy mills, pet stores, and backyard breeders.
Policies & Programs
The HSUS Maddie's Fund Puppy Mill Task Force works with law enforcement, animal shelters, and other agencies to investigate puppy mills, develop cases, execute raids/rescues on puppy mill operations, and ensure enforcement of any laws that are being broken. We are available to provide expert guidance to local, state, and federal agencies in the prosecution of animal abusers in relation to the operation of puppy mills.
That pooch in the pet-store window may be may alluring but buyer beware: you may be supporting a puppy mill.