As you may or may not know today is puppy mills awareness day. When I started this post I wasn't exactly sure of what I wanted to say. So I thought, maybe I will just search puppy mills on Google. I clicked on images and was completely HORRIFIED by the sight. These animals were shoved in a cage made for one dog with 6 or 7 others. They were not brushed, they were not fed, bathed, played with, and mainly never loved. These animals were treated like they didn't belong. They were pointless. Nothing more than a business to those people.
I clicked on a second picture. It took me a minute to realize that the picture was of 13 or 14 trash cans filled with maybe 10-20 dead dogs or cats each.(Picture from the Society for the Advancement of Animal Wellbeing.) At first, I was angry and mad at those people for treating those animals in that way. Then I realized being mad or sad wasn't going to get me anywhere. I knew I had to make a difference and fast. That's when I knew just what to do. I would download a couple of those pictures, print them and hand them out all over my school. I would have a clipboard with a few pieces of paper and I would have kids sign it saying they would never shop from a pet store. Adopt don't shop!
I have a plan and that is how I am going to help make a difference to stop puppy mills. Now how can you?