Interactive Map Shows Which Pet Stores Support Puppy Mills

Monday, September 10, 2012 - 3:45pm
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Does your local pet store help perpetuate animal cruelty? The sad reality is…many do. You see, most puppies sold in pet store come from puppy mills. So if your pet store has a slew of roly-poly pups for sale, chances are it supports a very cruel industry. To make matters worse, by giving stores that sell puppies your business, you’re actually supporting puppy mills, too!

“Most people just don’t realize that pet store puppies come from puppy mills,” says Cori Menkin, ASPCA Senior Director of our Puppy Mills Campaign, “and that by shopping for pet supplies at stores that sell puppies, you’re actually supporting puppy mills.”

Take Action
We’re here to help! Our new interactive map shows pet stores across the country that sell puppies. All you have to do is pledge not to shop at them.

“It’s an easy action that takes a big stand against puppy mills,” explains Menkin. “If a store sells puppies, don't buy anything there—not pet food, kitty litter, squeaky toys—nothing.”

So where can you shop? Not to worry—we have a second map dedicated to highlighting the awesome pet stores that work with local shelters to offer dogs for adoption. Check ‘em out!

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luke williamson

there needs to be better laws for the dogs and kittens to be able to live free in clean envoroments, plenty of food and water, very good quality vet care love, social interaction, and play are important to dogs and kittens there really needs to be more laws to shut down puppy mills they don't need to have these poor animals in cages like this. these people that run these pet mills need to be put in jail for life. this is very wrong to do to animals. the pets need a place with where is no cruelty and neglect.