Target: Humane Society of Michigan Senior State Director, Jill Fritz
Goal: Thank Humane Society and other organizations for rescuing puppies from puppy mill
With few laws preventing the operation of puppy mills, these cruel and inhumane businesses continue to plague the nation. Dogs and cats are bred with little consideration for their health, and the owners rarely care about the animals’ well being. Organizations like the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and other animal welfare groups are trying to put a stop to them and rescue puppies that are the product of these heinous operations.
After receiving multiple reports on the property, a puppy mill in Michigan was raided by the Humane Society with the help of veterinarians and the Livingston County Animal Control. Ninety puppies and dogs were removed from the premises, alongside two adult cats with their two litters. Authorities arrived with a search warrant and found that many large breed dogs, mainly poodle mixes, were on the property. The animals were in poor condition with extremely matted fur and suffered from dental and eye problems. The owners were trying to sell the dogs online.
Jill Fritz, Michigan senior state director for the HSUS, said, “It is heartbreaking to see these animals living in these conditions. If we had strong state laws regulating these large-scale dog breeding operations, we could put a stop to this unimaginable suffering. We’re thankful to Livingston County Animal Control for taking action in this case and allowing us to help rescue these animals.”
Like many other states in America, Michigan has very few laws to prevent puppy mills. There is a piece of legislation waiting to be approved that mandates registration, licensing, standards for any large scale operation, so there is a glimmer of hope that puppy mills will at least be better monitored in the future. The puppies that were rescued were placed in temporary shelters where veterinarians will monitor their health.
Sign this petition and praise the Humane Society for rescuing these pups. Until legislation is passed to prevent puppy mills, animal welfare organizations need to do all they can to ensure animals are well taken care of.
Dear Michigan Senior State Director Fritz,
Recently your organization led a rescue operation on a property in Michigan, where 90 dogs and puppies were taken from a puppy mill. I understand that most of these dogs were large breeds and many suffered from dental and eye problems.
Unfortunately, there are few laws that prevent the creation of puppy mills, as these operations are known to be unsanitary and inhumane. Hopefully, the implementation of new laws in Michigan will help protect our dogs and cats. In the meantime, I am writing to thank your organization for saving the animals found on this property.
[Your Name Here]
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