Puppy mills are mass breeding operations that run solely for the purpose of making a profit. In these mass breeding operations, animals are kept in terribly inhumane conditions, forced to live in cramped and unsanitary quarters, virtually never leaving their cages, not receiving any necessary medical care, and never getting any affection or caring human interaction. They have very limited socialization and the poorest quality food.
Puppy mill animals are bred and over-bred until their bodies give out and they can no longer physically produce litters. They are basically just being kept alive until they are profitable and then are abandoned or inhumanely killed.
North Shore Animal League America is committed to increasing awareness and ending the inhumane practice of these massive breeding operations. As the world's largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization, we believe all animals deserve the medical care, love and attention they need for a chance at a happy life.
Now you can join us and take a stand against puppy mills. Some cities, including San Francisco, Philadelphia, Boston and Los Angeles, have banned the sale of animals from puppy mills at pet stores. It's time for the rest of the United States to follow suit.
Sign our petition if you support a nationwide ban on the sale of puppy mill animals at pet stores.