Pet Store Sold Sick Puppies
I recently learned about some folks in Kitsap County organizing a demonstration this weekend to get a Silverdale pet store called Farmland Pets to stop selling puppies from a puppy mill called BJ & Guys in Menlo, KS.
Terry Stucker, one of the people organizing the protest, told me the goal of the demonstration is “consumer education/awareness.”
He said they plan to give handouts showing how to access a USDA report from last March saying that BJ & Guys had 755 adult dogs and 426 puppies on their site.
He also said that while some people have had “no problem” with the puppies they bought from Farmland; however, others bought “unhealthy” puppies that caused both a financial and emotional burden” on them.
He acknowledged that while Farmland was not breaking any laws by selling the puppies, the practice is still “inhumane.”
Demonstration Goal: Educate Public
He noted that the goal of the protest is not to close Farmland, but to “educate the public.”
I fully support this group’s effort to educate people about the problems associated with adopting dogs from puppy mills.
Puppy mills produce/sell puppies with little or no regard for the health of the puppies or the dogs they breed.
The dogs rarely, if ever, get out of their cages. Some breeding dogs spend their whole lives in them.
In my opinion, nobody can properly care for over 1000 dogs and puppies without a virtual army of volunteers.
If you aren’t familiar about puppy mills, go to the website for the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.
The demonstration will be from 11:30 to 1:30 this Saturday at the corner of Byron St. & Silverdale Way in Silverdale.
For more information, go to Demonstration Against Pet Stores Selling Puppy Mill Puppies on Facebook.
You can get more information about stores that sell puppy mill puppies in Kitsap County on the Kitsap Against Puppy Mills Facebook page.