Sign a Pledge to Stop Puppy Mills

Sign a Pledge to Stop Puppy Mills

On February 26, The Humane Society of the United States, SPCA of Wake County and Guilford County Animal Shelter were called in by Sampson County Sheriff's Office to assist in the rescue of more than 60 dogs from a Sampson County, N.C., property. The sheriff's office served a search warrant on the property and found a variety of small-breed dogs suffering from a multitude of untreated medical conditions. The owner agreed to surrender the dogs.

There are no specific laws in North Carolina to protect dogs sold directly to the public or online by commercial breeding facilities. Law enforcement officers, therefore, are unable to prevent neglect until it reaches crisis proportions. As a result, North Carolina has become a haven for some of the worst puppy mill operators in the country. This is 13th rescue that The HSUS has handled in North Carolina since June 2010.

No matter what state you live in, you can help by choosing not to buy your next pet or any pet supplies from retail stores or Internet sites that sell puppies or kittens. Always consider adoption from a local shelter first, or buy only from a small, responsible breeder you have met in person.

Please watch this video, then sign the pledge to stop puppy mills by filling out and submitting your information below. And remember to share this with your friends on Facebook and Twitter!

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Sign the Pledge to Stop Puppy Mills

I will do my part to help stop puppy mills.

To: The Humane Society of the United States

I pledge to help end this cycle of cruelty by:

1. Choosing not to buy my next pet from a pet store or Internet site.
2. Refusing to buy supplies from any pet store or Internet site that sells puppies.
3. Always considering adoption first.

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