The HSUS Rescues Nearly 100 Dogs from Tenn. Puppy Mill
WATCH THIS VIDEO ON YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLuxPKPm7gU
"The Humane Society of the United States was called in by the Marshall County Sheriff's Department to lead the rescue of 97 dogs and one cat from a Lewisburg, Tenn., property. The dogs were being housed in unsanitary conditions and lacked proper socialization and medical care. All of the animals have been surrendered by the owner to the custody of the Marshall County Sheriff's Department.
Many of these dogs were so filthy and uncared-for it was difficult for us to even tell what breed they were," said Leighann McCollum, Tennessee state director of The HSUS. "This is the perfect example of the squalid conditions dogs in puppy mills are forced to endure. The Humane Society of the United States is thankful to the Marshall County Sheriff's Department for standing up for these animals and enforcing Tennessee's animal cruelty laws..."
"Puppy Mill Facts:"
"Dogs at puppy mills typically receive little to no medical care, live in squalid conditions with no exercise, socialization, or human interaction, and are confined inside cramped wire cages for life.
Breeding dogs at puppy mills must endure constant breeding cycles and are typically confined for years on end, without ever becoming part of a family.
Dogs from puppy mills are sold in pet stores, online, and directly to consumers with little to no regard for the dog's health, genetic history, or future welfare. Consumers should never buy a puppy from a pet store or Internet site; instead, please visit an animal shelter or screen a breeder's facility in person.
Fifteen states, including Tennessee, have passed laws over the past two years to crack down on abusive puppy mills."
For the love of God, DO NOT BUY DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS IN PET STORES WHICH GET THEIR 'STOCK' FROM PUPPY MILLS AND CRUEL BREEDERS!
The Lord gave us 'dominion over the animals', expecting us to be responsible and humane in all ways when dealing with His creatures.
Please support the Humane Society http://www.humanesociety.org and your local animal rescue organizations today.
We are thankful for animal care workers who have hearts so full of love that they save so many animals from the cruelty of humans. To them we say, "THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU"
With Love In Christ
Reverend Barbara Sexton
"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"