Puppy mills are cruel places for female dogs and their pups to be at. Female dogs are breed OVER AND OVER again just for money. They are not fed as much food as you usually give your dog. The pups are sold to unknown owners for the money. Who knows what the owners will do to the pups? The female dogs grow weak and forced to have more pups until their death. The pups move on to a different home. This is how Animal Abuse may start at:
Unknown people come in, buy pups and the people who breed them put the pups for a price. Then, the unknown owners make a price to agree on and the pup goes to the home.
Then at the home, the pup may settle itself in the home. I mean, home? Come on! Sit on the couch, lay back, and have a good life. The unknown person may slap, snap, or even shot at the dog just to get if off the couch. You may think they'll just pull the collar to get if off. No, the Puppy Mill workers do not check to see if the person is right for the puppy. The puppy will then go into hiding.
If the owner is mean enough he/she may sell the pup again for high prices and that pup may get even more abused. The pup will not get fed ANY FOOD. That's why you may see strays running around the neighborhood, getting into garbage cans.
Another result after a puppy is born is being sold to a market or a pet store. Again, just for money. In the Puppy Mill, the female dogs, who are breed for money, will come down with illness, disease, fearful behavior and lack of socialization with humans and other animals or even death. Other results may include:
# Heart disease
# Kidney disease
# Musculoskeletal disorders (hip dysplasia, luxating patellas, etc.)
# Endocrine disorders (diabetes, hyperthyroidism)
# Blood disorders (anemia, Von Willebrand disease)
# Eye problems (cataracts, glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy, etc.)
# Respiratory disorders
Most of the Puppy Mills are overcrowded and will not stop. without adequate veterinary care, food, water and socialization. Puppy mill dogs do not get to experience treats, toys, exercise or basic grooming. (Sad? I know, right? I'm crying right now, writing this all down.) Their paws may get injured from the flooring causing them to back away. They do not get the walks they need and never feel the warmth of the sun of their fur.
Help FIGHT Puppy Mills do NOT help OUT with Puppy Mills. Stop this monster thing. And do NOT adopt a puppy from a pet sore or ANYWHERE any place that does not allow you to see its entire facility and meet the mother dog. No kill Animal Shelters are a good place to go or even Animal shelters that may kill a dog or cat that has been not adopted in a long period of time.