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, HR 2442/S. 4757, will drastically improve the quality of life for puppies and breeding 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.
Please take a moment to call your two U.S. Senators and Representative. Look up your Representative's phone number. You can say, "As your constituent, I urge you to support the Puppy Protection Act, HR 2442/S. 4757, 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."
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