Puppy-mills are heartbreaking!
Picture found on The New York Post
|Bully bought as a Christmas gift from Citipups on Christopher street in the Village in Manhattan only to be heartbroken in the new year!|
The New York post reports a women purchases a French Bull dog for her young daughter for Christmas from a pet shop in Manhattan called Citipups in the village for $4,500. She is suing Citipups for $10,000 for the lost of the dog and medical treatment. The lady was promised the normal routine, such as the vaccinations, and microchips. Within a a few days of having the new furry love one, the puppy become severely sick. The family named the sick puppy Pearl. The sad aspect is Pearl only had love for a few days with care and attention.
I agree with the lady that bought the puppy, even after a few days, our animals becomes family. For me, the minute I adopt or rescue, the animals become family. Remember, buying animals from a pet shop or a animal-mill is not rescuing them, only supporting more animals to suffer inhumanely .
There are too many puppies and dog in need of homes to purchase from a puppy-mill or pet shop. When we buy a pet from a pet store, most likely the animals are from a mill. The false promises of care and proper vaccination is a common practice among puppy-mills. Animal-mills are cruel and inhumane. We should never support a pet store that has animals from animal-mills. I personally walkout without spending time or money in a place that has animals for sale.
To bad another life had to suffer due to a puppy-mill. Hopefully, this family learned a lesson and will consider adoption in the future or at least from a respectable and loving breeder.
The really sad aspect is if this women took the time, she most likely would had found a sweet French Bull puppy in need. There are many reason full blooded puppies need homes throughout the USA. For example, the puppies could become homeless due to loss of a pet parent. Sometimes breeders will drop off French Bull puppies and full blooded breeds to a shelter if the puppies do not meet the breeder's standards. Also, sometimes people will purchase a puppy and realize the responsibility is to much and will find a home for the puppy within days. There are countless reason why we should always look around the shelters and privet sectors for the dogs and puppies we wish to love.
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Have you bought a pet from a pet store or are you like me, and rather give a stray a home? If you bought from a pet store, how did that work out? Leave a comment. Tell me what is on your mind.