Take Action—Only a Few Days Left to Help Puppy Mill Dogs!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 1:45pm

We need your help. Many of you already know that puppy mill dogs endure horrible lives of suffering and neglect. But because of a loophole in the Animal Welfare Act, puppy mills that sell puppies exclusively online operate without any federal regulation at all. Dogs are suffering, and it’s time we put an end to the hidden inhumane treatment.

Please Help!
Right now we have a chance to help close this loophole forever. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is considering a rule that would regulate online puppy sellers, and we're fighting hard to make sure it's effective. But we need your help today!

Please tell the USDA to start licensing and inspecting puppy mills that sell dogs online. We have a limited time to fight for this rule.

You can also help by supporting our team's work to fight for stronger laws for animals across the country and our other life-saving efforts by making a small donation today.

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Mary Jo Cox

these people need to be put in cages like they do the puppy mill dogs. May God forgive them.

Amy Bourgoin

I work at the CT Humane Society and have seen time and time again countless dogs get brought in because they aren't being properly cared for or their owners think that they are too much work. Those dogs who are sold from pet stores coming from puppy mills care WAY more about making money then finding a safe, loving home for their dogs. There is no need for even breeding at this point when our shelters are always filled and countless dogs die every day because no one wants them.

G Keller

Please make laws more strict for online puppy sales so that puppy mills can stop selling unlawfully to consumers. Puppy mills are horrible and I have heard many terrible horror stories of people who purchased a pup online and it died or suffered terrible illness because of the way they were bred and then brought up living in these horrible places.

Stephanie Leineweber

We need to everything we can to ensure the welfare and safety of animals, especially since they can't speak up for themselves. It's completely unacceptable for breeders to put money above another's well being, this goes for ALL breeders!

Emily Russell

Save dogs from these terrible puppy mills.

Alyssa Espinoza

Dear USDA,

Please consider inspecting and licensing puppy mills online. The animals deserve better and this could change an animals life forever!

Alyssa Espinoza

Sandra Popović

Please consider very strong checking of people who sell puppies online. Although there are wonderful, responsible breeders out there, there are also the puppy mill "breeders" that don't care about puppies and dogs at all. Help make that difference obvious and stop puppy mills! Thank you for your time.

Mary DuMont

I am writing to STRONGLY encourage you to start licensing and inspecting puppy mills that sell dogs online. It is unacceptable that this practice is even allowed, never mind unregulated.


We can't just look the other way when there is so many animals suffering. Whenever we have a chance to save one, we should take it!

Michelle Zeplin

Please regulate the sale of puppies! ADOPT!