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make people aware of puppy mills and thus stop animal buyers from purchasing puppies from pet stores and local breeding farms. Adopting animals at pounds can aid in the cease of puppy mills.

Puppy mills are nothing new. These mass dog-breeding operations have been around for decades. They continue to thrive because they prey on unwitting consumers who are smitten by too-cute-for-words puppies in pet store windows and on fancy websites.

But behind the friendly facade of the local pet shop, the pastoral scenes on a "breeder's" website, or the neighborhood newspaper ad, there often lies a puppy mill. These canine breeding facilities house dogs in shockingly poor conditions.

Life is particularly bad for "breeding stock," dogs who live their entire lives in cages and are continually bred for years, without human companionship and with little hope of ever becoming part of a family. These dogs receive little or no veterinary care and never see a bed, a treat or a toy. After their fertility wanes, breeding animals are commonly killed, abandoned or sold to another mill. The annual result of all this breeding is hundreds of thousands of puppies, many with behavior and/or health problems.

With a global co-operation. This is possible.So take an active role and help HSUS succeed thus goal.

1. puppy mills must be stopped. This can only be achieved if consumers stop buying animals from these people. There is no basic animal care employed. It is a business and the people involved are only concerned with the profits that the will recieve. Animal c