Written by Nicole Porter
Last updated on December 07, 2012 @ 7:44PM
Created on December 07, 2012 @ 5:41PM
We've all seen the picture, a child wakes up Christmas morning to see a puppy with a bow, waiting under the tree. With signs everywhere for cheap puppies in pet stores, it's easy to walk in, fall in love and buy one. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals representatives said there's a darker side to this story and they're now sending out warnings that dogs bought from pet stores usually come from puppy mills, in an effort to stop people from buying them.
That's why they've launched a new campaign called "No Pet Store Puppies." Statistics show that 99% of puppies from pet stores come from puppy mills, even if they say they're from USDA certified breeders.
This means the parents of that puppy will likely spend their entire life in a tiny cage.
Representatives also said there's one simple way you can tell if a puppy you're planning to buy over the internet is from a puppy mill.
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