I checked my mail and came across this very heartwarming video from www.hua.org. Do sign up for their mailing list if you want to know more about the terrible things going on in the puppymills.
“It’s true that you can’t “save them all.” But you can – like Wilson’s family – make a difference to one dog and that dog will reward you with a lifetime of love.”
Wilson‘s story really touched my heart. They all have the potential to be someone’s best friend but how many of them had that chance to prove it before being euthanised? I was especially affected by the words at the end of the video.
“I am only one,
but still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
but still, I can do something.”
– Helen Keller
When my life has reached its very end
And I take that final breath.
I want to know I’ve left behind
Some good before my death.
I hope that in my final hour
In all honesty I can say.
That somewhere in my lifetime
I have brightened someone’s day.
That maybe I have brought a smile
To someone else’s face.
And made one moment a little sweeter
While they dwelled here in this place.
Lord, please be my reminder
And whisper softly in my ear.
To be a giver, not a taker
In the years I have left here.
Give to me the strength I need
Open up my mind and my soul.
That I might show sincere compassion
And love to others before I go.
For if not a heart be touched by me
And not a smile was left behind.
Then the life that I am blessed with
Will have been a waste of time.
With all my heart, I truly hope
To leave something here on earth.
That touched another, made them smile
And gave to my life, worth.
I came across this poem and found it to be very meaningful. I would like to dedicate it to all the poor dogs imprisoned at the puppymills as well as those who have perished in this evil trade due to men’s greed and ignorance.
May God watch over those who are still suffering at the puppymills andblessed the souls of those who are dead. May God enlighten the people and let them see the truth behind puppymills so that no dogs should ever suffer again.
This is how an ideal Fox Terrier should look like.
“All 101 Fox Terriers‘
coats were very long, full of knots and fully covered in excrement.
These little dogs resembled something straight out of a horror film.
There were corpses of deceased dogs in different stages of
decomposition within a sea of filth, as the living dogs ate their
Yet this is how a Fox Terrier from the puppymill looks like…
to cover this story, were stunned by the abominable conditions they
witnessed. Overwhelmed by what they beheld, some journalist began
Can you imagine what this Fox Terriers’ ordeal at the puppymill?
cages. In certain cases, dogs were unable to lift their heads because
they were jammed between the raised floor, resulting from the
accumulation of excrement and the top of the cage. Some of the dogs
were carrying three times their weight from all the excrement collected
in their hair.
dogs immediately. Sadly though, the police sent the others to the local
municipal pound where 20 were euthanized. While the SPCA veterinarians,
employees and volunteers tirelessly examined, treated, cleaned and
cared for these poor animals, the SPCA inspectors were dispatched to
talk to the dogs’ owner to convince him to release the remaining dogs
to our charge, where they will remain for many months and possibly
years, until this case is heard by a judge.”
the closed doors at the puppymills where numerous dogs were kept together and mate all day long to produce truckloads of cutesy little
puppies that you see in the petshop windows.
The reason why this is happening is because WE, the self proclaimed dog lovers are creating that god-damn demand which gives the puppymill operators an excuse to continue breeding their dogs under such hellish conditions.
Because of our own selfish desire to possess that endearing puppy in the petshop window, WE are creating that demand and in the process, banished their parents to a lifetime imprisonment
at the puppymill where they feel no love or even receive a tummy rub.
from pet shops), the puppymill operator sees no profit in the making,
only then will the supply (aka breeding and suffering) will stop because NO DEMAND = NO SUPPLY.
Without a doubt, OUR hands are tainted with blood AND guilt!
It is so hypocritical of US, the self proclaimed dog lovers to keep whining all day long about about how evil puppymills were and
how sad it is for the parents yet we are still patronizing petshops and
even recommending people who are looking for dogs to “go check it out” at XXX petshop/farm. WTF?
dogs at the animals shelters so why add more figures to the
statistics? Every puppy born robs a shelter dogs’ chance of
finding a home thus, I
would choose to adopt and give a new lease of life to a abandoned dog
becoming the puppymill operators’ accomplices in the evil trade.
the same faith in mind, my stand is
that I will never buy a puppy from the petshop unless the shelters are
Anyway, puppyhood only last a year or so. I
would much prefer to adopt an older, sensible dog who is already toilet and/or
basic obedience trained rather than a boisterous puppy which goes round knocking off furniture and pees/poo everywhere in the house.
They need OUR help and WE are their voices. Help them please! You can start off by saying NO to a petshop puppy. Encourage your friends to adopt instead of buying.
Come this Christmas, do make a difference to somedogs’ life by adopting or simply taking part in the ASD Xmas Pledge Of Love.
It gets really really cold in the winter – so cold it hurts. I curled up with the others dogs and cried myself to sleep. Sometimes it was just too cold to even go to sleep. And the food – yucks! No one ever loved me. I was sad, lonely, scared, bored, and cold. What kind of country is this that allows 400,000 dogs to suffer like that?
I’m beautiful, brilliant, funny and loving. I never did anything to deserve to suffer the way I did. The dogs still in prison didn’t do anything to deserve to be there either. So here is my wish.
I want all of the dogs free from prison. It’s that simple. Free the dogs.
It is comforting to know that more awareness has been created to educate the public about the evils of puppymills.
Like what J has mentioned, puppymills are not just in the States. Singapore has them too and I have been to one at Pasir Ris many years back while looking for a Chihuahua with my friend. (At that time, we didn’t knew better)
Imagine our horror to see cages and cages of puppies being stacked upon one another towering approximately 2 meters high.
One of the farmhand was cleaning the area and spraying the ground with a water hose. Right before our eyes, the water hose was aimed straight at the poor puppies who were yelping and whining in fright!
I believed that is the puppymill’s way of bathing the puppies en mass.
I immediately left the place with my friend as we can’t bear to look on any longer and yes, this is the reality right in our own backyard!
After what we had seen and experienced for ourselves, we vowed we would never buy a puppy from such sources. Eventually, my friend got her Chihuahua from a home breeder instead.
Puppymills will never ceased to exist as long as there are ill-informed consumers patronizing them so, please feel free to link J’s entry to your blog to let your friends know more about the plight of these poor puppies.
To find out more, try googling for “PUPPYMILLS“.