Pet Store "breeders" are actually millers and other large-scale dog producers whose main concerns are merely to pump out as many dogs of different breeds in as short a period of time as possible. The Dog Houses' stock demands are so high they need the millers who pump out hundreds of puppies of many different breeds annually. The Dog House is also able to enjoy the convenience of purchasing all their animals from one source. Why is this important to me? My puppy, Sampson, purchased at, The Dog House, came from a puppy mill. His breeder in one year sold almost 400 puppies; thus overbreeding and inbreeding in dogs. This breeder had numerous citations from failed inspections, and at one time had 87 puppies on their property. The Dog House has received medical complaints about puppies supplied by this breeder in the past. My Sampson was going to grow with my children ages 2 & 7. My Sampson has taken two obedience courses and had a personal trainer to one day become a therapy dog. My Sampson has only one kidney and it is enlarged not functioning properly. My Sampson doesn't have a voice. However you do.
State of Connecticut; Department of Agriculture
- Department of Agriculture
Steven Reviczky, Commisioner
State of Connecticut USDA
- State of Connecticut; USDA Bureau of Inspection & Regulation
- State Senator
- House of Republicans, 132nd Dis.
Representative Brenda Kupchick
- Connecticut State Senate
Proposed Bill # 5027 cannot wait until 2016. Three more years of dogs being born into unbearable conditions in puppy mills that are supported by these pet stores. Three more years of the poor bitches that produce these puppies being literally bred to death. Three more years of families getting puppies that cost them thousand to fix the health problems that come with puppy mill puppies. Its a travesty. Can we not get anything done in a timely manner? I can't imagine if Representative Kupchick were to actually spend three months at a puppy mill she would get that legislation passed in weeks not years. 2016 is not soon enough! Every business in Connecticut is held to standards, why should a pet store be any different? Demand quality products and stop the production of supporting puppy mills. It is time to shut down repeat offenders and any other shop that encourages the inhumane practice of puppy milling or in-discriminant breeding and selling of dogs and send a message to the puppy mills. Shutdown "The Dog House" 120 Hale Road, Manchester, CT 06040 and pass the proposed Bill No. 5027 sooner than 2016 and Make it illegal for pet stores to sell puppies!
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