There are so many unwanted, abandoned, and abused pets in the world who are desperately looking for homes. So why do pet stores continue to encourage the irresponsible breeding and sale of puppies and kittens?! Help cut off the money to cruel puppy mills and the pet stores paying into them by demanding an end to the sale of puppies and kittens in pet stores!
Save puppies and kittens the right way by NOT buying them from Pet Stores! Instead Rescue, Foster, or Adopt From A Shelter!
In the US, there are no federal laws in place that protect animals in retail pet stores.
Animals in pet stores are often considered to be commodities, instead of beings that need proper care and attention.
A major concern with pet stores and the reason why puppies and kittens may not be sold in certain stores anymore is largely due to puppy mills. These are commercial dog breeding businesses that breed dogs primarily for profit, often with little regard for animal welfare. According to the Puppy Mill Project "more than 2.5 million puppies are born in puppy mills each year" in the United States. Kitten mills are not as widely known as puppy mills, but they still do exist. The animals in these mills are kept in tiny, unsanitary cages, receive little to no nourishment, and often receive no veterinary care.
*Buying your puppy from a Pet Store is not saving puppies or fixing anything, it only makes breeders richer! PLEASE Don't Breed and Buy While Thousands Die homeless or in kill shelters and puppy mills!
Educate yourself and others please read: The Tragic life of a Puppy Mill Dog by Dr. Nancy Kay (*this link only works if you copy and then paste it into the address bar) http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-tragic-life-of-a-puppy-mill-dog.html?cid=fb_HL_puppymilldog
*Also please help, Time Warner Cable NEEDS to change their commercial to encourage pet adoptions NOT pet stores! Sign and Share http://www.thepetitionsite.com/479/338/923/time-warner-cable-needs-to-change-their-commercial-message-to-encourage-pet-adoptions-not-pet-stores/