The following photos are of legal puppy mills located in the United States. As you will see, there is no standard puppy mill building, the millers make due with what they have on their property and some build or purchase structures to specifically farm puppies. The puppy mills featured in these photos are all licensed to sell puppies to pet stores. Many of these mills sell directly to consumers online through websites and social media pages and groups. These are licensed facilities that mill puppies for profit. Imagine what the unlicensed mills look like.
The photos speak for themselves. They show the dogs living with constant medical issues that rarely get treated by a veterinarian. The dogs live in these cages 24/7… 365 days a year. Their only job is to make puppies, regardless if they are sick or in pain. It is estimated that there are close to 10,000 unlicensed puppy mills selling puppies through the internet, social media pages and groups and online classified ads. This industry is all about cruelty, fraud and of course… money. It’s in your best interest to meet the mother dog and see the conditions your puppy was born in.
Buying puppies sight unseen over the internet is not only risky, it supports this cruel and inhumane treatment of dogs. Responsible breeders do not sell puppies online sight unseen. This is why it is so important to visit the home and property of the breeder. Responsible breeders have nothing to hide and are proud of how they raise and care for their dogs. You are making a 10-15 year commitment to a puppy. Do your home work before you purchase. Not only will you save your family from future heartache but you will be taking a big step to help stop puppy mills. When you buy, they continue to supply. If you can’t meet the mother dog and see where and how she lives…..don’t buy the puppy.
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