Puppy Mills

Made By: Kaleb , Alex, Madison ,Montserrat

Conditions of puppy mills

Puppy mill kennels generally consist of small, outdoor wood and wire cages or crates. The animals are cramped into these filthy cages. Their eyes are filled with pus and their fur with excrement. Many of the puppies suffer from malnutrition and exposure. Like pet store owners, breeders save money, and thus maximize profits, by spending little on food, shelter, and veterinary care.

Transportation and Sale

At four to eight weeks of age, puppies are taken from their mothers and sold to brokers (or retail businesses). The brokers then pack them in crates and transport them for sale at various pet shops. Frequently, the puppies are not provided with adequate food, water, ventilation, or shelter during transport; consequently, many die en route. Those that are not sold will be killed, brought back to the mill to breed, or sold to laboratories for research.

The law

These licensed mills provide local pets stores with an estimated 500,000 puppies and kittens each year. However, there are thousands more breeding facilities with equally horrific conditions which remain unlicensed and unregulated because they sell dogs online or directly to the public.

Random facts about Puppy mills

  1. 95% of puppies sold in pet stores come from puppy mills.

  2. Female dogs are usually bred 2x a year . At that rate , they usually .burn out by ages 5 , at which time they are put to death .

  3. Many of the dogs are injured in fight that occur in the cramped cages from which there is no escape

  4. Many dogs lose feet and legs when they are caught in the wire flares of the cages and cut off as the dogs struggle to free themselves .

  5. Puppy millers can make more than 300,000 growing puppies every year .