PLEASE DO YOUR PART TO SAVE A LIFE
Posted Fri Apr 04, 2008 08:55 PM
I just wanted to post this here. Its very important to myself as well as these special animals!! We are HUGE animal lovers and I watched a special on Oprah today about puppy mills. I wanted to share this with you so that you could hopefully do your part to save a life.
Thank you for taking a moment to read this!!
Posted Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:20 PM
Thank you hun. Yes they do, it breaks my heart seeing this. I try to help out as much as possible in rehomeing animals. We just rescently rehomed a dog that I rescued from the animal shelter. Makes me feel amazing knowing that I made a difference in at least one animal, and it will others to. You're saving a life, in fact you're saving many lives taking the time out just rescue an animal. Ithardly cost you anything, even being a foster parent is so rewarding. I can only pray that my thread makes people think about more than themselves, animals are little beings to and they deserve the health and happiness that we as humans demand in our own lives.
Posted Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:48 PM
We all know puppy mills are bad. Factory farms where thousands of breeding dogs are kept in cages slightly larger than their own bodies. Underfed dogs feeding an industry of corruption and greed. Instead of walking on grass, they stand a lifetime on stretched wire flooring in cramp rabbit hutches. Instead of collars or bandanas, they wear rusted livestock clips in their ears or chains with USDA tags embedded in their necks. Undeserving of a name after eight years of service, a breeding female is often led into a dark cornfield and killed once she can no longer produce her young for market.
The factory farming of man's best friend is an ugly business. Each step of the process is harsh, inhumane and unspeakably cruel. From the time a female dog comes into her first heat cycle at six or seven months of age, she is bred unmercifully. Producing two litters a year for eight years, she will spend her entire life isolated from the outside world. Kept along with hundreds of other breeding dogs in rows of outside hutches or hidden away in dark barns. Deprived of the most basic of veterinary care, she can suffer from untreated bite wounds, pneumonia, heat stroke, ear infections, blindness, malnutrition, splayed and swollen feet, rotted teeth and mange. Her puppies, taken from her too soon, will be shipped across the country in large tractor trailers to pet shops or brokers. Vulnerable to extreme temperatures and contagious diseases, many puppies die en route. Unlike baby sea turtles scrambling toward the ocean, puppies heading to our country's pet stores will not find safety or comfort once they arrive at their destination. They will be weak, frightened, and often legally underage. Playing host to a variety of health and behavior problems, they will be purchased by consumers, uninformed and on a whim. Unsuspecting families who believe the sales assistant's lies about puppies born to small breeders and raised in loving households. "Our dogs don't come from puppy mills" she says. Don't believe it.
Posted Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:12 PM
Posted Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:12 AM
I can only pray that others will take a moment out of their busy schedule to take a look online, in the newspaper, at the shelters, etc etc. to help save some of these helpless little creatures of God.
Posted Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:33 AM
Posted Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:39 AM
here are photos of my beloved little winston.
Posted Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:46 AM
Ya know you do an amazing job as well for all those turtles that you tag. Saving animals lives doesnt just stop with dogs and cats, its all animals. I so admire your work!! You fight the depths of the deep to make a difference!!!
Posted Sat Apr 05, 2008 01:30 AM
IMO animal cruelty laws should provide for stiffer penalties & even jail time . There is no reason for these things to happen .
Posted Sat Apr 05, 2008 01:57 AM
I was flabbergasted to say the least when i found out these mills are legal!! They compared them to cattle, that they can do this stuff to any animal pretty much and its not agaist the law. Just makes me sick.
Posted Sat Apr 05, 2008 02:03 AM
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Posted Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:00 PM
I am just curious, why in the world would you even go to a mill to look for a dog. were you aware of the situations these dogs were in before you went, or were you under the impression that it was not like 'what you hear" and go?
Posted Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:03 PM
Posted Mon Apr 07, 2008 01:38 AM