Sunday, May 18, 2014

Black n White Sunday: Puppy Mills

Since I have started blogging, I have loved learning so much more about my K9 pals. The one topic that is close to my heart, yet something that is hard for me to stomach is talking about puppy mills.

Most of you might not know that my mom was rescued from a puppy mill. She was rescued here in Minnesota by an organization called RAGOM (Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota). When she was placed in foster care they found out she was pregnant with me and my 8 siblings. 

According to the Humane Society it is estimated that there are at least 10,000 puppy mills in the U.S. Fewer than 3,000 of these are regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (source)

This past month the Humane Society came out with a report called: 101 Puppy Mills: A Selection of Problem Puppy Mills in the United States in 2014.

I encourage everyone to take a look at the list and share it with others. Continuing to educate the public is the best way to put a stop to these inhumane commercial dog-breeding facilities.

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  1. Good information Spencer. Illinois is making laws for it illegal to sell dogs, cats and rabbits purchased from non registered sources. We are very happy about it. Love Dolly

  2. Too right education is the best thing. I came from a puppy mill and was rescued as a pup too. Long story but grrrr to the mills. Have a serene Sunday and let us all enjoy some big easy today.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. I didn't know about the puppymills either. I don't even know if there are something like that in Denmark. Lot of the breeders call it home breeding, because they know that no one want to buy a puppy unless it has been born in the house. Sniff and wags from Laika and Vaks.

  4. Humans need to know. I'm glad that your mom was rescued

  5. It makes us sad that it still going on ... everyone need to be educated. Golden Thanks for sharing. Hope you are having a great Black n White Sunday! Golden Woofs

  6. Hi, Spencer! I spent the first 3 years of my life at as a puppy mill momma. I know the horrors and am so sad to know that this still happens. Thanks for sharing the information.

  7. I didn't know your story until now. Glad you are safe and have a great home.

  8. Spencer, I hate puppy mills! I was rescued from one, just like your mom. I am so glad we both have loving forever homes!

  9. I will share this for sure.
    So sad. I just hate the thought of puppy mills and I just wish they would all STOP, like now!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!