Monday, October 13, 2014
What Is A Puppy Mill?
A puppy mill is a large-scale dog breeding facility in which the focus is completely based on profit with little regard given to the dogs' health and well being. Breeding dogs are kept confined in very small cages for their entire lives, oftentimes in filthy conditions and with little or no veterinary care. Female dogs are bred continuously until they are worn out, often at a young age, at which time they may be destroyed since they are no longer profitable. Puppies sold in pet stores that buy from these facilities may appear healthy but are often sickly and may be genetically inferior. Incredibly, the inhumane conditions in these facilities can be within the scope of the law.