17 Apr '18, 12am

Was Your Rescue Dog Really Bought from a Puppy Mill? #care2

Was Your Rescue Dog Really Bought from a Puppy Mill? #care2

“Adopt, don’t shop” is the mantra of animal lovers who don’t want to support cruel puppy mills . But according to a recent disturbing Washington Post story by Kim Kavin, some rescue groups and shelters may be purchasing their dogs from puppy mills. At auctions where no cameras are allowed, bidders associated with nearly 90 animal rescue groups and shelters in the United States and Canada have purchased puppies and dogs from commercial breeders. The auctions are held in Missouri , which is home to many puppy mills. Some of the dogs up for auction are from breeders on the Humane Society of the United States’ Horrible Hundred and ASPCA’s No Pet Store Puppies lists of the worst of these facilities. Since 2009, these bidders have spent $2.68 million buying 5,761 dogs and puppies, based on documentation Kavin obtained from an industry insider. Kavin is the author of the book, Th...

Full article: https://www.care2.com/causes/was-your-rescue-dog-really-b...

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