In case you didn’t know why puppy mills are bad, here’s four-year-old Molly to explain it to us. As part of the ASPCA’s “No Pet Store Puppies Day” slated for next Tuesday, July 23, Molly and her rescue dog Joey spell it all out.
Puppy mills are bad places,” explains Molly. “Doggies doesn’t get food or enough water. They don’t have enough room to sleep or play. It’s too crowded!”
Noting that most puppies sold in pet stores come from puppy mills, the ASPCA asks people not to purchase products from stores that sell puppies.
“Puppy mills treat dogs like products, not living beings, and usually house them in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions without adequate veterinary care, socialization, or even food and water,” says the ASPCA. “When, after a few years, the females can no longer reproduce or when their breed goes out of “style,” the dogs are often abandoned, shot, or starved until they eventually die.”
The animal advocacy group will also host a Twitter chat on Tuesday to answer questions about puppy mills. Twitter users can use the hashtag #ASPCAchat to join the conversation.
(Photo Credit: YouTube/ASPCA)
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