I work at a major chain pet retailer as customer service and a pet care specialist. I love animals and luxuriate in serving to prospects get set up with new pets, and I even have several prospects who are available in and specifically ask for me. Unfortunately, a big a part of the job is dealing with returns of pets who are deceased. My job is to exchange the pet and advise them on anything that they could do to ensure success in maintaining the pet.
Commercial kennels typically produce many breeds of canine. They are required to be licensed by the US Department of Agriculture and must provide facilities and a plan for veterinary care that meet the guidelines of the federal Animal Welfare Act. However, a scarcity of inspectors, protection by local authorities, and the issue of constructing a legal case towards violators makes adherence to the AWA dependent more on the ethics of the kennel owner than on the worry of reprisals for defying the regulation.
Hi Sinea ~ wow, I love your story. Not that Lexi was in a puppy mill but that you simply rescued her to provide her a better life. It’s so unhappy however true that the canine within the pet mills should not given names. And the truth that they are compelled to breed rapidly one after the opposite is actually disgusting. I sit up for a day when these mills do not exist. Thank you for being part of the vital rescue of these valuable animals.
Thank you for scripting this hub, Sharyn. I know information like this makes people sad (it should!) however it needs to be out there, as Chatkath said. It’s such a tragic state of issues when people look to residing, breathing and feeling creatures as nothing but a form of revenue. That being stated, I had no thought the entire operation is so sick. I can’t consider humans – HUMANS! – with the capacity to consider and care for different animals can have such callous disregard for all times. Ack! That makes me crazy. I MUST share this. Puppy mills must go away! Thanks so much for stopping by and to your truthful comments. I stay up for reading more of your hubs!