Success: New Law Helps End Puppy Mills in Connecticut

Puppy mills

Target: Dannel Malloy, Governor of Connecticut

Goal: Thank Connecticut Governor Malloy for signing anti-puppy mill bill into law

Most puppies sold in pet stores come from inhumane puppy mills where puppies are produced in mass quantities for the sole purpose of making a profit. A previous ForceChange petition called upon Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy to shut down puppy mills in the state. Applaud him for signing a law that will make it more difficult for Connecticut pet stores to get their puppies from these cruel operations.

Typically, female dogs in puppy mills are kept in small, dirty cages for most of their lives without love, exercise, or mental stimulation. They are forced to produce litters over and over until they can no longer breed, and are then heartlessly discarded. Most puppies that come from puppy mills are born with diseases due to poor breeding practices. If a puppy mill dog is born without an illness, they will likely become sick due to a weak immune system and unsanitary living conditions.

The new law will place significant obligations on pet shops to reimburse their customers for the cost of veterinary care when their newly purchased puppy becomes sick or is diagnosed with a pre-existing condition. The law also makes it more difficult for pet stores to continue to get their dogs from puppy mills with prior USDA violations for poor animal care. These new restrictions will help bring a permanent end to puppy mills in Connecticut. Thank Governor Malloy for signing this crucial bill into law.


Dear Governor Malloy,

I am writing to thank you for signing anti-puppy mill legislation. This crucial bill addresses the unacceptable treatment of dogs at inhumane breeding facilities called puppy mills and takes steps to bring an end to these cruel places. Those who run puppy mills prioritize making a profit over providing adequate care and living conditions for their animals. Female dogs endure a lifetime of confinement in filthy conditions, where they are forced to have litter after litter until they can no longer breed. Most puppies from puppy mills are born with illnesses or quickly become sick due to unsanitary living conditions.

Fortunately, this new bill will help put an end to inhumane puppy mills by forcing pet shops to reimburse their customers if they sell a sick puppy and making it difficult for pet shops to continue to get their dogs from breeding facilities with prior USDA violations for poor animal care. As an animal welfare advocate, I applaud your decision to support these vital restrictions that will bring an end to puppy mills in Connecticut.


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  1. Thank you Dannel Malloy, Governor of Connecticut. Hope there are more compassionate leaders like you in the world.

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