In July 2017, The Humane Society of the United States’ undercover investigation took an in-depth look at a New York City pet store and the hidden “back room” where puppies suffered horribly from illnesses that went untreated and harsh handling at the hands of store employees. Please watch the video and take the pledge to continue the fight against puppy mills.
The majority of pet stores that sell puppies are getting those dogs from puppy mills, which are dog-making factories where mother dogs spend their entire lives in cramped cages or kennels with little or no personal attention. When the mother and father dogs can no longer breed, they are discarded or killed. Due to poor sanitation and a lack of preventive veterinary care, the puppies from puppy mills are often sick.
Sadly, consumers who purchase puppies from pet stores or online without seeing a breeder's home firsthand are often unknowingly supporting this cruel industry.
Help stop this cycle of cruelty by pledging to Then, do even more by purchasing pet supplies from stores and websites that don’t sell puppies. Where you spend your dollars makes a difference! Take the pledge below. adopt your next pet from a shelter or rescue, or purchase only from a responsible breeder who will show you where your puppy was born and raised.
If you have purchased a sick puppy from any pet store, including the New York City pet store featured in the investigation video,
please contact us.