Thursday, 11 April 2013

National Puppy Day

It’s National Puppy day in the US today.  The day not only celebrates the magic of puppies, but more importantly, it's a day to help save orphaned puppies across the globe and educate the public about the horrors of puppy mills, as well as further the mission for a nation of puppy-free pet stores.

Puppy mills take advantage of naive consumers who are not aware of the treatment the fluffy pups in the window endure: "Puppy mills house dogs in shockingly poor conditions. After their fertility wanes, breeding animals are often killed, abandoned or sold cheaply to another mill to try and get "one more litter" out of the dog. The annual result of all this breeding is millions of puppies, many with serious behaviour and/or health problems."

Puppy mills aren't the only challenge facing dogs. An estimated 3-4 million dogs and cats are euthanized each year in the U.S., due in part to owner abandonment and low adoption rates.


ADDY said...

Sadly puppy farms in the UK still get away with churning out puppies that go on to have problems, the bitches are discarded after they are no longer useful and also have health problems even if they are rescued. Why the government in these two countries do not crack down on these puppy farms puzzles me. It's all about greed and money.

Winchester whisperer said...

Angus' new puppies are very sweet