This was sent to me via e-mail earlier!
Please help stop this shameful, gross negligence!
While living in south Florida, I interviewed in “group interview” for Petland. What I saw behind the scenes, was absolutely repulsive!
We don’t need more pets
While true, most good hearted people just want to give a “cute” puppy a home, unless the general public STOPS “purchasing” puppies from “Petstores” this will never end!
While serving as the Executive Director at the Mission Valley Animal Shelter there were a large percentage of “purebred” dogs surrendered. The fact is there are too many pets and not enough good homes. Animals are not disposable items.
There are good breeders
Good breeders breed to enhance a breed. Their litters are very limited. They are not puppy factories trying to produce huge profits. Most good breeders will require you to spay/neuter your pet by contract or they have the right to seize the animal from you. They will always allow you to inspect their facilities.
They most always are involved in dog shows or field trials. At most, they may have 2-3 breeding animals. No quality breeder has hundreds of breeding animals.
I feel very strongly about this! I will continue the fight AGAINST PUPPY MILLS, PETLAND and other Petstores that continue this shameful process.
If you are looking for a “purebred” pet, check with your local shelter or go to Petfinder as well as many other rescue sites or an animal shelter in your area.