Shut down Pennsylvania Puppy Mills
  • Petitioning Pennsylvania Puppy Mills & USDA

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Pennsylvania Puppy Mills & USDA

Shut down Pennsylvania Puppy Mills

    1. Alexa Alonzo
    2. Petition by

      Alexa Alonzo

      Bayside, NY

People always wonder how they can help prevent over population of pets. Spaying and neutering dogs and cats has been one of the most successful ways. But more needs to be done...

Puppy mills, also known as puppy farms, over-produce puppies which are then sold in puppy stores. The more puppies that are sold, the less puppies and dogs in shelters that get adopted out. Another thing people don't know about puppy mills: not all puppies that are produced get sent out to puppy stores. Puppies that are born with physical or mental health conditions are either burned or trashed because they are considered worthless.  If this isn't enough, these practices are regulated by the USDA.

According to the Legal Dictionary, animal cruelty is defined as follows: "the crime of inflicting physical pain, suffering or death on an animal, usually a tame one, beyond necessity for normal discipline. It can include neglect that is so monstrous (withholding food and water) that the animal has suffered, died or been put in imminent danger of death." 

We need to let puppy mills and the USDA know that these practices, are not only cruel, but are crimes.

This needs to change!!! 

Let's tackle one state at a time, and let's start with Pennsylvania, the state known to be the most populated with puppy mills.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures

      Alexa Alonzo
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all SO much getting the petition this far!!! Before you know it, 800 more signatures will flash before our eyes. Then the existence of puppy mills will too!

    3. Reached 750 signatures
    4. Thanks to all of you, we're ALMOST at the 700 mark! Keep on going =)

      Alexa Alonzo
      Petition Organizer

      Before you know it, we'll be at the 1000th mark! We'd be THAT much closer to getting puppies (and their mommies & daddies!) out of these horrible puppy mill facilities.

    5. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Aly Bender JOHNSTOWN, PA
      • 3 months ago

      I have 2 dogs that were rescued from puppy mills. It took a very long time for them to get used to human touch. They are now extremely loving and experiencing all of the wonders that are playing in the snow, walks in the forest, special treats and going to the lake. All dogs deserve to live outside of a cage for their entire lives.

    • Linda pereira WESTBURY, NY
      • 4 months ago

      I adopted a damaged puppy mill dog. She is now doing great, but is deaf from lack of veterinary care. I will all dogs could be saved like mine was. These animals suffer at these mills.

    • nicole hoffman WARWICK, PA
      • 4 months ago

      this is just awful and in humane

    • judy harouff MAIDSVILLE, WV
      • 5 months ago

      Just look at the pictures of the condition these animals (most of them babies) live in and tell me they are not sick and mal adjusted. The Amish seemed to have found the GOLDEN CALF by having a side business of puppy producing. I bought 2 puppies from the Amish in Lancaster Co. over the years and both were poor specimens but I couldn't leave them there so I adopted them. I wish they could be shut down. They don't even care about their horses who are a necessity on a farm so why would they care about dogs and their puppies. THEY DON'T.

    • Nikki Obradovich OMAHA, NE
      • 6 months ago

      Animals should be treated more than just money makers. How would the owners of the puppy mill like to live in these conditions?


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