Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Please send a note, help shut down puppy mills.

Taking a couple of minutes to send an email to the judge is the least we can do. I believe Mark Miller has a history of animal cruelty and neglect and he is far from alone. That this country even allows puppy mills is a sad reflection on us.
Personally, I boycott any store that sells puppies and will not buy Amish products.
If you want to know why, google "amish puppy mills."
Here is a comprehensive website with lots of links. You need a strong stomach for some of it.


A puppy mill was raided in Lancaster, Ohio, (NOT Lancaster, Pennsylvania), in July 2006 by the Fairfield Area Humane Society. The dogs were filthy, emaciated, and most had parvo. 5 of the 39 dogs died shortly after being removed from the house. The breeder's name is Mark Miller.

We have heard that this breeder was selling puppies to an Ohio PETLAND. The outcome of this case is very important because it provides current evidence that Petland gets puppies from puppy mills. You can see some photos of these dogs at www.fairhumane.org

Mark Miller has been charged with cruelty to animals, and the case is coming before the judge August 17. PLEASE WRITE TO THE JUDGE AND ASK THAT THE MAXIMUM PENALTY BE IMPOSED. You may also want to add that Mark Miller should not be allowed to have animals in the future.

PLEASE DO NOT MENTION PETLAND IN YOUR LETTERS. We don't know the judge's name, but the letters will be delivered to him or her by the Fairfield Area Humane Society. Please email your letter to info@fairhumane.org and use "Letter to Judge" as the subject of your email. Or write to:

Fairfield Area Humane Society
Box 1109
Lancaster, OH 43130

You can read one of the many news stories about the raid at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14040552.

Thanks! And, DC area people, remember there's a protest at the Fairfax City Petland this Sunday, August 13, from 1:00-2:30 PM!

www.petstorecruelty.org all4theanimals@yahoo.com


Blogger Karen said...

Thanks for the info. I love animals and will certainly do my part.

12:04 PM  
Blogger yellowdog granny said...

thanks i will get right on it. i hate puppy mills. which is why all my dogs are rescue dogs..and my cats..

1:15 PM  
Blogger Carina said...

Thank you guys!
It's a very sad thing, for sure. Getting pound puppies and kitties is always a good thing to do.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Junebugg said...

Heck, I got Mama dog because someone dropped her close to my house (one of the "perks" of living in a rural area), Rufus the cat and all the other pets I've ever had also came walking up to the house. I seem to be a home for wayward animals.

I can't stand people who mistreat animals, I'm on the list now

12:48 AM  
Blogger Carina said...

Hey Junebugg....when I lived in rural California there were dumped cats everywhere...the cat I have now was a stray who moved in last year.
Yah the puppy industry is nasty. There's a Petland (big national chain that sells LOTS of overpriced puppymill pups) opening near me. A couple of friends and I are musing about standing at their door handing out educational literature....

7:14 AM  
Blogger Tabor said...

That is why unless you get a pet from a shelter, it is better to meet the breeder, check out the place and if it looks OK get the pet from them.

7:14 AM  
Blogger Carina said...

Definitely, Tabor!

6:08 AM  

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