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It’s Puppy Mill Awareness Month—Join Us for a Twitter Chat!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 1:45pm
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September is Puppy Mill Awareness Month—and we’re gearing up for a really cool event. With Pet360 and Catster, we’re co-hosting a Puppy Mill Twitter Chat to answer ALL of your puppy mill questions. Where do pet store puppies come from? What really happens to mill dogs when they can no longer breed? Is my dog from a puppy mill?  How can I help?

In addition to spreading awareness, we’ll be giving away lots of really cool loot—like our puppy mill message tee and tote bag! So join us on Wednesday, September 12, from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. Use hashtag #EndPuppyMills to join the conversation.

See you there!

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Dawn LoCascio

The Puppy Mill Project has just received permit approval from The City of Chicago to March on Michigan Avenue for Puppy Mill Awareness Day to honor the Mother's in the Mills. The march begins at Noon on Sunday September 30, 2012. Supporters will assemble at 11:30 at Michigan Avenue and The Chicago River. The route will continue down Michigan Avenue to Ohio Street and back. Supporters are encouraged to register on line to receive an Awareness Day Bracelet.


Need to stop puppy mills. People who do this do it only for the money and they really don't care about the animals.


There should be a law against puppy mills. I know the ASPCA goes in and rescues these dogs-thank God for you. If a law was passed that there would be consequences to pay for running a puppy mill, maybe there would be less of them


I pray that very soon that puppy mills will be totally ILLEGAL and any person with a puppy mill will be prosected and sentenced to jail time. No fees, straight jail time. They deserve to sit in jail and think about the hell they put these poor Dogs through. Now if I could have it my way I would do the exact same thing they do to the poor puppy mills Dogs to the owners. Make them live in the same hell that these Dogs live in day after day. I Love Dogs and it totally breaks my heart to know that this sick insane treatment of Animals is going on.


They should all be banned. It is all about the money not about our 4 legged friends. They are not always in good health because of their start in life. This has to stop. The best dogs are rescued dogs not designer or AKC perfect dogs.


We all want to stop puppy mills. However, you cannot assume that all pets offered in pet stores or online are from mills. Reputable and responsible breeders also so these sources to find homes.

Carolan Carey

Who do we harass to get stricter laws and penalties on this? Someone point me in the right direction - be glad to harass senators or lawmakers

Kay Smith

After seeing so many animals gassed in a city shelter it is hard to reconcile bringing new animals into the world. Before you buy a dog or cat please go ask to witness the animals being gassed. The chambers are similar to a large open from the top freezer. It is difficult to volunteer and discouraging, too, when breeders keep supplying our shelters with dogs, mostly.

susan solomon

Puppy mills should be outlawed. They are cruel and unnecessary. Many of these puppies are put down because they are not sold.

Ann Scotti

Two weeks ago I adopted a puppy mill rescue puppy. He is wonderful except for his separation anxiety is so bad he keeps think when we go for a car ride. He is not coming back home. So I can say for a fact that puppy mills are the worst places on the earth and all the people that run one, should go straight to hell.