Saturday, January 2, 2010

Pets are making a big statements in the United States!


You have seen the commercials, watched the videos about animal cruelty and for me, I cannot hardly continue to watch as it becomes too heart-wrenching. There could be a light at the end of the tunnel for pet's everywhere!

Pet stores all around the US are making a statement of faith by putting up the “puppy friendly” signs in their windows.

The puppy friendly pledge states the store’s commitment to NOT sell puppies and stand firm and support local animal adoption programs and help to educate their customers about how to find a puppy and where to find reputable sources to purchase a pup.

"Pet stores that profit from the cruel puppy mill industry need to stop their puppy sales. We encourage people who want a new pet to first consider adoption from local shelters and rescue groups, which are filled with healthy, loving dogs who need a family of their own this holiday," said Stephanie Shain, senior director of The HSUS' puppy mills campaign.

Puppy Mills continue to breed dogs in unhealthy and unsafe environments and then sell to pet stores which in turn, sell to you. The dogs at puppy mills spend their time in cramped cages or kennels with no personal touch or contact or attention and have no quality of life. Here are some facts about puppy mills and why Posh Puppy Boutique does not support puppy mills or cruelty to animals of any kind:

• Puppies born in puppy mills are more likely to develop health and/or behavioral issues than puppies who are born to reputable breeders.
• Puppy mills contribute to the pet overpopulation problem, which results in millions of unwanted dogs euthanized at shelters every year.
• Unhealthy and cruel treatment of dogs is what puppy mills are all about just selling in mass production of dogs and making money

There are so many things that we can do as pet owners to help stop the cruelty to animals and mass production of dogs and puppy mills. You can donate or visit the Human Society’s site and make a difference. Check independent retailers in your area and see if they have signed the puppy friendly pledge, and if not~ encourage it~ as it is our duty as pet lovers and humans to stop this inhumane treatment of animals.

Posh Puppy Boutique believes in dogs and animals of all kind and encourage love and support for animals. Join us in making a difference today!

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