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puppyUrge Congress to Support a Bill to Protect Dogs in Puppy Mills

Senators Durbin (D-Ill.) and Vitter (R-La.) have introduced The Puppy Uniform Protection Statute (PUPS), S. 707, companion to H.R. 835, to allow oversight of abusive puppy mills in the United States. Puppy mills are large-scale, commercial breeding operations where dogs are commonly housed in overcrowded, filthy, and inhumane conditions. S. 707/H.R. 835 will close a loophole in the Animal Welfare Act that currently allows large-scale, commercial breeders who sell puppies online or directly to the public to escape licensing and regulation.

Will you make quick phone calls to your federal lawmakers and urge them to co-sponsor S. 707/H.R. 835?

TAKE ACTION
Please make a brief, polite call to your two U.S. senators and your U.S. representative urging them to co-sponsor S. 707/H.R. 835, the PUPS Act. Look up your legislators' names and their phone numbers.

After making your phone call (please do not skip that crucial step!), fill in and submit the form below to automatically send an email to your legislators, reiterating your support for S. 707/H.R. 835. Elected officials receive a lot of email, so be sure to edit your message so it stands out.

Your Message

Dear [Decision Maker]

Please co-sponsor, and work to pass, S. 707/H.R. 835, the Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act.

This bill will address the cruelties of large-scale puppy mills by closing a loophole in the Animal Welfare Act that currently allows commercial breeders to sidestep federal oversight by selling dogs over the Internet.

Puppy mills commonly house dogs in overcrowded, filthy, and inhumane conditions. S. 707/H.R. 835 will also ensure that dogs are provided with an hour of exercise a day, preventing breeders from keeping dogs in cages 24 hours a day.


Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

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