'Tis the holiday season: Lots of colored lights. Lots of wreaths. Lots of hangovers. Lots of people buying puppies to put
For most people concerned about animal welfare, adopting pets from an animal shelter or rescue organization is unquestionably the right thing to do. However, as we observe "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month," it's easy to incorrectly assume that the general public understands this imperative.
Beta the box turtle from an exotic pet store Get it? Like Beta testing! You basically live at the office, with the rest of
Animals played starring roles in most of Dr. Seuss' works, so it's a treat for many people to see another book featuring animals, What Pet Should I Get?, published decades after his death. The publishers honored the kind author by including a PETA-requested addendum urging families who are considering welcoming animals into their homes and hearts to adopt, not shop, for them. But there is more to be said.
As I methodically and meticulously filled out the multi-page adoption form, diligently answering questions ranging from where my dog would sleep and what food I would feed her, it never for a moment crossed my mind that my application would be denied. Why would it?
Our undercover investigations have proven time and time again that most pet stores purchase puppies from puppy mills. But that hasn't stopped so many pet stores we've investigated from trying to deceive customers about the origin of the pups it sells.
Puppy Thief Cat Tattoo: Rockville Police Seek Woman With Cheshire Cat Tattoo In Alleged Maltese Theft
She looked at the only Maltese, had a discussion with a saleswoman about the risks of hypoglycemia and asked if she could
Pet stores that sell dogs usually say their puppies come from U.S. Department of Agriculture-licensed breeders. The Animal
Hurting puppies is unfathomable to most of us. Americans love puppies, and many of us agree with the late Charles M. Schulz's sentiments: "Happiness is a warm puppy." But despite all the adoration, puppies (and their mothers) continue to suffer in puppy mills.
She continued, "It looked like someone had tried to do CPR on her after she stopped breathing. There were marks on her neck
To raise awareness, the ASPCA began a campaign called nopetstorepuppies.com. So far, over 21,000 people have pledged to not
As you admire the adorable puppies in the window of your local pet store, do you ever wonder where they come from? If you have no idea, you are not alone.
The original version of this article appeared on AOL Small Business on 10/17/10. Name: Brittany Bang Company: Audrey's Pet