Are you thinking of adding a new furry member to your household? Perhaps your parents have finally given in to your persistent begging for a companion puppy, kitten, or a tortoise.
What's next, then? Google for a pet shop which sells cute little puppies? Spend thousands of dollars for a pure breed, which most likely your parents will be paying for?
Hold on there! Before you go any further, have you ever questioned where do all these cute little puppies or kittens come from? And how do they end up in a pet shop? What happens to the paw parents of these cute furry babies?
PUPPY MILL!!!! :(
What is a puppy mill?
A puppy mill is an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility that churns out puppies for profit, ignoring the needs of the pups and their mothers. Dogs from puppy mills are often sick and unsocialized. Puppy mills commonly sell through internet sales, online classified ads, flea markets and pet stores.
Consider RESCUE and ADOPTION instead.
By adopting, you are not only gaining a beautiful companionship, you are also helping an animal which had been abandoned, neglected and waiting for a new home.
We have here (in the link below), a list of animal rescue and adoption organisations in Singapore where you might just find your perfect match. Good luck and we wish you success in your journey to becoming a pet owner. Remember, to check out our other post on 'Responsibility of being a pet owner'!!!