Protect dogs from cruel puppy mills!

Puppy mills are inhumane 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 minimal veterinary care or human interaction. As a result, many of the puppies who are sold to the public are sick, while the breeding dogs often 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. The Puppy Protection Act will drastically improve the quality of life of dogs in federally-licensed breeding facilities by requiring stronger standards of care including increased enclosure sizes, solid flooring, exercise, socialization, proper veterinary care, and protection from extreme temperatures. It will also impose breeding limits and ensure that breeders make reasonable efforts to rehome retired dogs.

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

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 Puppy Protection Act, which will crack down on puppy mills. Pets are family members and should be treated as such. I will no longer tolerate dogs being mistreated in these inhumane 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 Puppy Protection Act, which will crack down on puppy mills.

This critical piece of legislation will strengthen the standards of care for hundreds of thousands of dogs in commercial breeding facilities.

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