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the holidays approaching, I wanted to let people know about a recent
investigation from the Humane Society of the United States which was released
publicly on November 20, 2008. After an 8 month investigation, they have
proven, without a doubt, that Petland DOES purchase their puppies from Puppy
Mills across the United States and specifically, in the Midwest.
the holidays are a popular time to give pets, especially puppies, as gifts,
please do not support businesses that buy Puppy Mill dogs. I have witnessed the
puppy mill industry first hand and it is an atrocity. Dogs lying in their
feces, no socialization, with little care or shelter. Petland and pet stores
like them need to adopt the philosophy of Petco and Petsmart, who support
rescue and shelter groups for dog adoptions.
truthfully, while a puppy in a stocking is unquestionably cute, please think
twice before giving the gift of a pet. A pet of any type is a lifelong
commitment. But, if it is the right choice, please rescue a homeless animal
from one of the many great shelters or breed rescues in our area.
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