Hi my pals, I was doing some research on line on the ASPCA websitehttp://www.aspca.org/ and I found some information I would like to pass on to you. I know that we all know the horrors of puppy mills. I am believed to be a puppy mill survivor myself. I am lucky and have a wonderful furever home but other animals are not so lucky.
There are other ways to get puppy mill animals and one is on-line pet stores. I didn't know about those and I don't mean to be a downer but sometimes I think it is important to realize how lucky we are. Here are some ways these sites get people to buy their animals.
The Bait and Switch
In this classic scam, the website depicts dozens of photos of cute and cuddly, happy and healthy dogs and puppies for sale. What the consumer doesn’t realize is that these are stock photos used over and over again—or simply stolen from other websites. In this scam, virtually all contact is done via email, and the puppy is typically shipped without the buyer ever seeing the dog in person. The scam is revealed when the dog is delivered and the buyer is faced not with the adorable puppy from the photos, but a sickly dog, often of a different color or with different markings. Scammers count on people feeling guilty or compassionate and choosing not to send the puppy back.
Santuarcies or Scamtuaries?
Unfortunately, this next scam preys on animal lovers who want to help dogs in need. In this scenario, the puppy mill will actually set up its website as a “rescue group” or “sanctuary,” offering purebred puppies who have been rescued from shelters, bad breeders, even from puppy mills! The scam is revealed by the price tag—the “adoption fees” for these dogs often exceed $1,000! Breed rescue groups usually charge no more than a few hundred dollars—because their goal is not to make money, but to find wonderful homes for their rescues.
ONLINE STORES THAT SELL PUPPIES:
My pals will you please pledge with me below to not buy any products from stores or any business that sell animals. We have to help in some way to shut these puppy mills down. That is one small way we can do it.
Thanks my pals and I love you