We want to help expose the awful puppy mill industry and extend our support to groups that are trying to end this and other animal abuse. This article “The Dog Factory: Inside the Sickening World of Puppy Mills” provides disturbing detail of the terrible conditions found in some of these shady businesses.
Please support groups fighting to stop puppy mills: The Humane Society of the United States, The ASPCA, Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS), and National Mill Dog Rescue . They raid puppy mills and rescue dogs. They lobby and sue for better laws and enforcement on breeders, pet shops, and web sales of puppies. They protest pet stores that sell puppy-mill dogs.
When you bring a new animal into your home, be sure you avoid supporting mills. Adopting is best, but if you do purchase animals, be sure to visit the breeders facility and see if the dogs are treated humanely. Tell everyone you know to do the same. If there is no market, then the problem ends.