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#1 Old 03-18-2008, 04:41 PM
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So I went to Pets Mart a few weeks ago and I swear I was crying my eyes out!

They had dogs out there that had been saved from a pup mill that the police found.

Here is some info from a sheet of paper I got:

"Recently authortizes seized a puppy mill that was producing over seven different small breeds totaling around 300 dogs!The majority of the dogs were in a very poor environment resulting in numerous health issues varying from toe nails curled around into the paws, matted fur, hair loss, dental damage, heart worms, and some had broken bones.

I was in tears when I read this! I spoke to one of the ladies that worked there and she said that many of the dogs had to be put due to very bad heart worms and some were just so terrified from the whole ordeal that they couldn't have anything to do with a cage, humans, and other dogs. I felt so sad but yet so happy that they found and stopped this place! I hope they can find more and reduce these plants from ever growing!

I took pics of some of the puppies!



http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2302895417/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2302895415/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2302895405/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2302895403/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2302895401/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2303666930/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2303666912/



Then there were a few stray dogs there.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2303666920/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2303666924/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2303666936/

and I was so tempted to buy one of these Huskies!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2303666908/

The boy

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2302895395/

and his sister(look at her nose!)



My heart goes out to Pets Mart for all they have done to open there doors and help with the adoption of the dogs.

My heart also goes out to all of the adopters that were welling to take in an animal that has probably gone through alot!

Last but not least the my hearts goes out to the dogs, and cats, whom have had the power to stand strong through everything they have been through and still be so loving to everyone around them.



I hope this has touched your heart as it has mine! (:
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#2 Old 03-18-2008, 07:41 PM
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Ironically, they sell small animals (birds, rodents, ferrets, etc.) raised in conditions very very similar to puppymills. *shakes head*
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#3 Old 03-22-2008, 06:47 PM
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Ironically, they sell small animals (birds, rodents, ferrets, etc.) raised in conditions very very similar to puppymills. *shakes head*





Hermit crabs in terrible conditions too. And the fish.=/









EDIT: Correction, hermit crabs in terrible condition in every pet smart I've ever visited. Maybe somewhere there's a petsmart selling hermit crabs in a tank that's big enough for them, with deep sand, good food, plenty of water and places for them to hide. But I doubt it.
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I doubt it, too, Rincewind.
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#5 Old 03-23-2008, 02:23 PM
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Anywhere that sells animals is deplorable -- what do conditions matter?
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Heartbreaking pictures.
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#7 Old 03-23-2008, 05:22 PM
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Anywhere that sells animals is deplorable -- what do conditions matter?











So a place that keeps animals in a small cage/tank, givers them little food, and doesn't provide them with proper care as a place that does is the same to you? Interesting.
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