puppy mills

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Petition to Henry McMaster

Make Licenses Required for Dog Breeders in South Carolina

I’m Alexa Marsh, a 15 year old girl with a deep love for animals. I have two dogs, a black lab named Brooke and a yorkie mix named Murray, whom my family and I adopted after he was rescued from a puppy mill a few years ago. After learning about what he as well as the other dogs at the puppy mill suffered through, I was absolutely horrified, and even more so when I discovered that in some states there are not any regulations for breeders.  For those of you who do not know, puppy mills are large breeding facilities whose only interest is profit (from pet stores buying their puppies). These puppy mills do not care about the health conditions of the dogs, as long as they are making income. Sanitation conditions are intolerable, and often dogs are found stuffed into tiny cages living among their feces and urine. Their skin is dry and itchy from ticks and fleas, and their fur is long and matted. These dogs are starved and malnourished, and during the occasional times in which they are fed, they are left to fight each other for the small amount of food that is provided for them. Many dogs suffer from blindness, deafness, joint disorders, kidney and heart diseases, epilepsy, and even life-threatening illnesses that are passed on to their puppies. There are even times when dogs die and are left in their cages for weeks among the other dogs. Puppy Mills are inhumane and cruel, and by requiring licenses for dog breeders in the state of South Carolina, we can help limit these horrible facilities and save innocent dogs from terrible cruelty.

Alexa Marsh
455 supporters
Update posted 7 days ago

Petition to Washington Prime Group

Ban Fetch Stores From Malls!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION! If anyone has purchased, or know someone who has purchased an ill dog or cat from the Beavercreek Fetch location have them email me ASAP! There is a detective who would love to speak to you. You must have proof of sale. I shall not openly put the information out there. If you have this information, please email me at: Fetch. Many people know this store as the one in the malls, with the cute puppies for sale, along with pet toys and accessories. For a dollar you can play with a puppy. Sounds like a great deal right?! Well it really isn't. A little bit of research, and it becomes obvious that Fetch uses puppy mill puppies. Read a few reviews. Ask people who have purchased from them. The dogs from "local breeders" which is what they are told, are coming from out of state. Puppies go home incredibly sick, and Fetch doesn't care. I've received some horror stories about this. I thought it was something new, however it seems that has been going on for years. These dogs are in small cages, sometimes two or three in an inhumanely small cage, with wire bottoms, and often, no toys. They are filthy, and obviously not taken care of. I have personally witnessed, and posted in an update, a dog that is severely underweight, and was told that she wad healthy! The employees don't care, and management really doesn't care. They say anything they can to send you home with a dog. Animals don't have voices, we need to speak for them! Help get Fetch removed from our local malls!

Katelyn Catchpole
8,196 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to George Latimer, John G. Testa, Timothy Idoni, Jim Maisano, Catherine Parker, Kitley Covill, Margaret A. Cunzio, Michael B. Kaplowitz, Benjamin Boykin, Nancy Barr, Alfreda A. Williams, Catherine Borgia, Damon R. Maher, MaryJane Shimsky, Lyndon Williams, David J. Tubiolo, Gordon A. Burrows, Virginia Perez, Christopher Johnson

Westchester County, NY - Puppies Don't Belong in Mills

We, the undersigned, are petitioning for a county law in Westchester County, NY, which prohibits the sale of animals from commercial breeders (a.k.a. puppy, kitten or other small animal mills). As illustrated by the arrest of local pet store owner Richard Doyle on felony animal cruelty charges, animals sold from these types of stores come from commercial puppy/kitten mills and are most often unhealthy, neglected and ill-treated both at the mills and at the stores. The following is a bulleted summary of horrible conditions as researched in a 13-page report on puppy mills from the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association: Puppy mills focus on quantity rather than quality…When dogs live in overcrowded conditions, diseases spread easily. In puppy mills, dogs are bred early and often. Females are typically bred every cycle, regardless of their health. Most dogs in puppy mills are subject to constant confinement, with little to no exercise. Continuous confinement results in a lack of human contact and other forms of environmental enrichment…This lack of stimulation can lead to serious behavioral problems and emotional stress. Many puppy mills have poor sanitation, food, and water.Breeding dogs in puppy mills often suffer from injuries and diseases that go untreated. Injuries and disorders that don’t affect a dog’s reproductive capabilities are rarely treated. With this information in mind, the municipalities of Mamaroneck and Mt Pleasant, Rye Brook, Yorktown and Port Chester in Westchester County, NY have already passed laws prohibiting the sale of commercially bred animals. These communities have made a statement that pet stores like the abusive ones owned by Richard Doyle in Mohegan Lake, NY, Mamaroneck, NY, Wappingers Falls, NY, and Danbury, CT are not welcome. We would like the county of Westchester to make this same statement by passing a similar law that would be applicable to the entire county. The following are relevant parts of the existing Mamaroneck law (from SECTION 1. Chapter 156 of the Code of the Village of Mamaroneck, Dogs & Other Animals) that we support and encourage the county of Westchester, NY to adopt and pass. "County of Westchester" has been inserted into the law to show how the law might read. 156- 12 Prohibition on Sale of Commercially Bred Dogs and Cats in Pet Stores a. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell any live dog or cat in any pet store, retail business or other commercial establishment located in the [County of Westchester], unless the dog or cat was obtained from an animal shelter or a humane society located in the County of Westchester, or a nonprofit rescue and humane organization registered with the New York State Department of Agriculture.b. For purposes of this Section, a rescue and humane organization is defined as a New York State nonprofit corporation that is exempt from taxation under Internal Revenue Code Section 501 ( c) ( 3), participates in early age spay/neuter of animals, complies with State and local laws regarding the humane treatment of animals, and whose mission and practice is, in whole or in significant part, the rescue and placement of dogs and/or cats. 156- 13 Penalties for Offenses A violation of this Article may be prosecuted as a misdemeanor. A violation of this Article also may be enforced by means of an administrative citation and penalty in the amount of $250 for the first violation, 500 for the second violation and $ 1,000 for the third violation. Each animal sold in violation of this article shall constitute a separate and distinct violation. Signers of this petition are looking forward to Westchester County, NY taking notice of the municipalities within Westchester County who have passed humane puppy mill ban laws and make the entire county a more cruelty-free community.

CLAAW— For Animal Welfare
1,819 supporters