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No exercise. No play. No vet care. Dirty food. Cage-wire injuries. Cruelty.
Dogs & cats in Ontario mill facilities do not have access to heat in the winter or cooler conditions in the summer as most mill facilities do not use electricity. The animals are rarely given medical care and are never taken out of their tiny, cramped, and filthy cages. They suffer emotional and psychological problems and are often in a constant state of discomfort, pain, boredom and anxiety.
These facilities operate purely for profit. Animals spend their entire lives breeding until finally they are too old or develop medical conditions. They are then usually shot. The lucky ones are given to animal rescue groups.
Please do not by a puppy or kitten off of Craigslist, Kijiji or a farm - more than likely, they are the products of a puppy mill - and buy your purchase & financial transaction you are ultimately supporting their inhumane practices, methods and facilities. Instead, adopt a dog from a shelter, pound or rescue group, and know that you are not supporting a puppy mill. Further, raise awareness & educate your friends who are thinking of purchasing a dog from these sources. If you absoultely must buy from a breeder, educate yourself before buying a puppy so you do not unknowingly buy from a broker or puppy mill. Brokers buy puppies in bulk from the puppy mills and resell them on Kijiji and Craigslist.
When buying a puppy or kitten, make sure you see both parents of the animal while it is still nursing! If there are no parents, or they won't allow you to see the parents, refuse to buy. A reputable breeder does not operate large kennels, and they do not house their dogs in barns, and they have BOTH parents on sight kept inside the home as pets. Their dogs are CKC registered and they are showing their dogs, and their dogs have their hips, eyes and elbows certified and cleared by a vet and they have the paperwork to prove it. Thousands and thousands of dogs are euthanized in shelters and pounds every year because there are simply not enough homes.
ADOPT, DON'T SHOP: DO NOT BREED OR BUY WHILE SHELTER ANIMALS DIE.
General info on puppy mills: http://www.kismutt.com/canadapup/
Who we are & to join our action-oriented cause: https://www.facebook.com/PeopleAgainstPuppyMillsOntario
What can you do? Source for info, donations & adoptions: http://www.kismutt.com/canadapup/whatcanI.html