Cruelty To Puppy Mill Breeder Dogs
Puppy mills hold breeder dogs captive in filthy conditions and abuse them all their lives. They destroy their health by making them breed continuously from the moment they are physically able.
They receive no treatment from a vet and are often starving and ill, suffering terribly. The breeding dogs die painful, prolonged deaths from infection and illness because of this abuse and neglect.
Treatment from a qualified vet is considered too expensive and the dog not worth it. This is because the dog, which is simply considered a commodity like any other, can easily be replaced.
Image: The typical condition of female puppy-farm dogs used for constant breeding. The dog is almost unrecognisable and has not received any veterinary treatment or grooming that they are obviously in need of. Source
No health checks are done to see if they are suitable to be breeding dogs, so terrible conditions are constantly passed down to their puppies.
When the dog can no longer make money by being bred because of physical problems due to being bred too often and neglect, it is usually killed inhumanely.
People who buy from anywhere supplied by puppy farms inadvertently fund all this suffering.
Image: The condition dogs were found in at puppy farms. The coat of this dog is matted and falling out. Source
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne adopted a puppy farm breeder dog which was rescued by Many Tears Animal Rescue and shown on the TV programme ‘The Dog Whisperer’ with Cesar Milan.
When she was rescued, she was a mess. At the puppy mill, she had been forced to have 6 litters in around two years. As a result, she had to undergo extensive surgery after being rescued, before being nursed back to health.
Image: Sharon (and Ozzy) Osbourne adopted Pomeranian ‘Little Bit’ after she had been rescued from a puppy mill where she had sadly been a breeding dog. Sadly, many other dogs are still suffering what she did in her former life. Source