Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I cried today....

The HSUS offensive against puppy mills continues. Today, thanks to the work of your HSUS, nearly 300 puppy mill dogs have a fresh start and are free forever from the horrors of the mass breeding operation known as Thornton’s Kennels in Wayne County, N.C.

Just 72 hours ago, misery was the only life these animals had known.

The dogs -- found in cramped, rusted-out wire cages stacked one on top of the other -- were saved last weekend by local law enforcement officers and a rescue team from The Humane Society of the United States. Some of the dogs -- well beyond safe breeding age -- had been forced to breed for years on end until they simply collapsed under the strain.

Watch this video
that takes you inside the rescue of these innocent victims.

Since Saturday, the animals have been at an emergency shelter, where dedicated teams of local volunteers and veterinarians, along with partners from the animal welfare community, have been tending to the dogs' many critical needs. Finally out of the clutches of Thornton’s Kennels, these dogs are at the beginning of their ultimate journey -- to a loving home of their own.

Tragically, hundreds of thousands of dogs still suffer at the hands of this industry that traps them in a dismal cycle of misery. These are the animals our rescue teams are trained to save. In fact, during the past year alone, we’ve rescued thousands of animals from the deplorable conditions of puppy mills around the country.

Thank you for all you do for animals.

Wayne Pacelle
President & CEO
The Humane Society of the United States

Last year, with the help of advocates like you, we convinced Congress to ban foreign puppy mill imports into the United States and persuaded several state legislatures to curb the worst puppy mill abuses. In North Carolina, as in most states, no laws addressing puppy mills are on the books. We aim to change that, and this bust will help the animals’ case.

1 comment:

Cornelia said...

I know, I read that and it hasn't been a good week for me concerning dogs which didn't help. Man, I've cried a lot about an abondanded dog, but that's another reply.

I just cannot believe sometimes that I live in a world where people can be so cruel to another living creature. It's truly heartbreaking!

I loved the SPCAs write up on bringing the dogs home from Iraq after the soldiers befriended them and cared for them in the war zone. Those stories made me cry too, but they were tears of joy for the men and women and their new compainions.