Protect dogs from cruel puppy mills!

Puppy mills are horrific commercial breeding facilities where puppies are ‘mass-produced’ for sale through pet stores, the internet, or directly to the public. These poor animals are forced to live in squalid conditions with little to no veterinary care or human interaction. As a result, many of the puppies that are sold to the public are sick, while the adult animals forced to continue breeding suffer from severe physical and emotional problems.

The federal government has fallen down on the job when it comes to regulating these facilities, and something needs to be done to improve the living conditions of these animals. Two critical pieces of legislation, the Welfare of Our Friends Act (WOOF), H.R. 4691 and the Puppy Protection Act, H.R. 4693, will take necessary steps to crack down on puppy mills by preventing USDA-licensed facilities from cheating the system, and strengthening the standards of care for hundreds of thousands of dogs in these facilities.

Let Congress know that the public will no longer tolerate dogs living in these atrocious conditions -- please speak up today in support of the WOOF Act and the Puppy Protection Act. Thank you!

TAKE ACTION
Please take a moment to call your U.S. Representative; you can look up your legislator's phone number here. You can say, "As your constituent, I urge you to cosponsor the Welfare of Our Friends Act (WOOF), H.R. 4691 and the Puppy Protection Act, H.R. 4693, which will crack down on cruel commercial breeding facilities known as puppy mills. Pets are like family members and should be treated as such. I will no longer tolerate dogs being mistreated in these atrocious facilities."

After making your phone call (please do not skip that crucial step!), fill in and submit the form below to automatically send a follow-up message. We encourage you to add your own thoughts or comments in the editable portion so your representative knows how important this issue is to you.

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Dear Legislator,

As your constituent, I am writing to ask you to cosponsor the Welfare of Our Friends Act (WOOF) Act, H.R. 4691, and the Puppy Protection Act, H.R. 4693, which will crack down on cruel commercial breeding facilities known as puppy mills.

These two critical pieces of legislation will prevent USDA-licensed facilities from cheating the system, and also strengthen the standards of care for hundreds of thousands of dogs in commercial breeding facilities.


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