AMERICANS WILL KILL UPWARDS OF 8 MILLION HEALTHY, ADOPTABLE
PETS THIS YEAR.
WHY? TOO MANY PETS – NOT ENOUGH HOMES!
WHO IS AT FAULT? ANYONE AND EVERYONE WHO HAS A LITTER FOR FUN, FOR PROFIT, OR
“BY ACCIDENT’’! THE ‘’BACKYARD
Backyard Breeders misrepresent themselves as
responsible/respectable breeders. They have the misguided thoughts that AKC papers means
their pet is breeding quality. If you allow your pet to parent even one litter,
YOU are the BIGGEST problem!
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Then, If you can't
answer these questions you should not even consider breeding your pet.
Tend to View the Problems of Pet Overpopulation
From a very different Point of View as The Rest of Us!
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humane education materials for schools. For over 22 years, I've
fostered, rehabilitated and placed rescued dogs of many breeds.
Dalmatians are one of my specialty breeds but I also rescue,
train and foster many others
as well. Because of this, I WANT to speak out today on the issue
of breeding for fun
and profit. Some of you will be upset by this written
piece and that is good, maybe
you'll help us do something about the problem. For, each
person who throws their
arms in the air, or rolls their eyes in disgust for something
I’ve said in this
piece, you are the likely intended target. For
verification on anything I say on
this page, ask ANY person associated with an animal welfare
group or facility –
If you take personal offense to it then you need
your activities very carefully as you are likely my target or reason
writing this. If you wish to respond negatively to this, you will find
you won't get much support from myself or those who are knowledgeable.
am speaking OUT today, not only for myself, but also for all rescuers
across the nation, the very limited numbers of the ‘respectable’
breeders around the country and all of the responsible pet guardians.
Therefore, I will not say, "In my humble opinion", as this opinion is
shared by the respected breeders and pet guardians, as well as the
ASPCA, Humane Society of the United States and all of the Shelters
Humane/Animal Welfare organizations in this country.
BACKYARD BREEDERS ARE -
|**Anyone who has a litter for fun, profit or by
**Anyone who is so uninformed that they think having AKC
papers means that their pet is
**Anyone who advertises their litters in the local paper for sale. (respected
breeders only advertise in
**Anyone who thinks that by finding their puppies good homes that they somehow don’t
have to play by the rules or take
responsibility. MANY WILL STILL ULTIMATELY END UP IN THE POUND
AFTER YEARS OF ABUSE OR NEGLECT!!!
**Anyone who thinks they found their litter good homes, simply because everyone that took
one, smiled honestly and
‘promised’ to treat them well.. Thus insisting on no background check, no
enforceable contract or any type of
follow up. A PERFECT RECIPE FOR A SAD LIFE FOR THE POOR PUPPY.
**People will provide erroneous information to the potential adopters regarding the
required care and treatment necessary for the pet - simply for their own personal gains
and claim to know much more than they really do for ego boosts.
**Respectable breeders will have walls adorned with trophies and certificates which
represent the numerous championships they’ve acquired over the years.
Up to 8 million healthy animals are killed in
U.S. pounds and shelters every year. The majority of killing could easily be prevented by
spaying OR neutering. Euthanasia is the single largest cause of death for dogs in the U.S.
Each year 27 million DOGS are born. 8 or more million we classify as "surplus"
ARE killed. That's about ¾ million per month. These numbers do not include the
millions of dead dogs whose bodies we scrape off the streets, the growing number
that are put to sleep at vets’ offices or the hundreds of thousands THAT ARE
LET'S NOT FORGET THE severely neglected or
abused ones who never make it to our shelters to be counted and OR EUTHANIZED. The ten
million figure represents those we "MUST" kill because they are unwanted!!! Most
of these animals are young and healthy; in fact, it is estimated that a majority are less
than one year of age. The problem is simple: we have too many dogs...Too many for the too
few homes available TO THEM. The solution we have opted for is to kill the extras. This
solution has been considered acceptable by default, as though there were no other way to
control the crisis. And we spend over $11 billion every year destroying "man's best
A common sense look that you cannot deny or argue with: If you were part of a
company who made ‘pets’ and every year for the past 20 years, you had been
overstocked to the point of having to dispose of the overstocked inventory, what would you
suggest they do this year to improve? So, if you KNOW we are killing this vast
number of innocent, loving animals each year, why in the world would you think that having
a litter of puppies or kittens is OK?
Why is this happening in the United States
today? The number one biggest contributor to the problem is the "backyard
breeder" not the puppy mills. This is a name that has become unpopular and no one
wants to admit they are a "backyard breeder".(Anyone having a litter in their
home with just the family pet as one of the breeding parents, and advertise in the local
papers) Many people do not even realize they are part of the problem. This is what I need
to address in this post. The only way to stop the needless killing of dogs is to stop the
needless breeding of them.
Every breed of dog recognized by the AKC has a written standard, a blueprint of what the
dog should look like and act like. These standards were written so that all would know
what a quality example of the breed is and strive to produce dogs that meet or exceed the
standard in health, temperament and appearance. To be sure you are breeding dogs that meet
these standards, your dogs must be judged by people who have a lifetime of experience
among the breed. If your personal dog has not yet been in front of a judge, then you do
NOT have an AKC standard dog, you have one that is pet quality and that is fine. AKC
papers DO NOT signify a dog with Breeding quality standards!!!!!
. A pet is to be loved, cherished, trained, cared for, spoiled and bragged about, but it
is NEVER to be bred. No matter how cute or sweet the dog may be, if it is not up to the
standard, you have no business breeding it. Even if you have a purebred dog this does not
give you the right to breed it. Most purebred dogs are not breeding quality. If you breed
your pet quality dog, you are a "backyard breeder", whether you breed the dog in
your backyard, garage, living room or an expensive hotel room, the term is still backyard
breeder. If your pet quality dog has AKC papers, that's nice but it doesn't change
anything. You still don't have the right to breed it. If your pet quality dog cost you
$500 be glad you had the money to afford it. You still have no right to breed it.
Do you think you can RECOUP your $500 INVESTMENT
if you breed your pet dog? OR DO YOU THINK YOUR pet dog is a color or size that isn't in
the standard but you just know everyone will want buy a pup if you breed her? Shame on
you! Now you are a "backyard breeder" with the purpose of breeding pups for fun
and profit. That is despicable!!!
If the price for a tail dock or an ear crop seems high to you, what are you going to do
when your beloved pet needs an emergency C-section? Will you even be there to know if she
is in trouble? Would you recognize trouble before its too late AND BE MONETARILY ABLE TO
SEEK VETERINARY HELP?
If you still want to breed your pet but need to
ask, "Who's suppose to cut off the tails and ears"? Ask yourself, "What the
Hell am I thinking?" Do you think genetic testing is something they used in the OJ
trial but has nothing to do with your dog-breeding career you are a "backyard
"Backyard breeders" sell pups that
aren't up to the standard of the breed. They do this for many reasons. None are good
enough reasons to contribute to the killing of dogs. Period.
"Backyard breeders" will swear all of
their pups went to a good home. They believe this, but it's not NECESSARILY true. Some may
have been lucky enough to go to a good home at the time of adoption, but more than half of
them will end up dead, in a shelter alone, on a cold table with a needle sticking out of
their leg. Why? Because the Backyard Breeder didn’t follow through or even know
enough about adoptions to ask the right questions up front. Some of those good homes will
get tired of the dog and they will just give it away to anyone who is willing to take it.
Some of your beloved dog's children will end up living alone in a backyard, barking all
night, cold and neglected until the guardian gets complaints and then that pups will be
dead. Some will be starved and beaten. Some will be bred until they die from THE MANY
Some will end up in rescue and I will have to find space for it in my home. I will GIVE IT
LOVE TO SHOW IT that not all humans are bad. I will train it, and feed it the proper food
so it can heal, MENTALLY AS WELL AS PHYSICALLY. I will take the fleas off and I will get
rid of the worms. I will give it the shots it should have had but no one remember to DO
it. I will do these things because the "backyard breeder" didn't. I will spay or
neuter that pup before I find it a new home so that I will never have to rescue one of
it's pups. THAT WAY I CAN BE ASSURED it will never end up in the hands of another
"backyard breeder" looking to make profit from puppies.
"Backyard breeders" are not
responsible pet guardians. They claim that they love the dogs but it's not true
because they don't really want to be bothered with doing all that it takes to breed
ethically. They love feeling important when they say, "I breed mini schnauzers".
But breeding pet dogs isn't something to be proud of. IT'S a shame on our society. It's
the reason for the killing that goes on in shelters. Why do you want to be part of that?
Do you want to be respected? Spay or neuter you pet dog. There's really no other way. The
kind of homes you want for your pet pups don't want to buy from you. They are looking for
responsible, respected breeders who are doing something for the breed as a whole. Most of
those WHO WILL BUY your pups are the kind of people I wouldn't give a dog I didn't like
to. They are the ones who will turn your puppy into a shelter when the novelty wears off.
That's a PROVEN fact. Want to stop the problem of killing 1 Million dogs a month all over
America? Spay or neuter your pet dog now and tell everyone you know to do the same. Leave
the breeding to the people who are doing something to better the breed.
DO you want to have a litter of puppies to show
your children the miracle of life? Then to be fair and honest, volunteer yourself and your
children to work at the county dog pound for no less than thirty days to show them the
miracle of death.
AS A "BACKYARD BREEDER" THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE CONTRIBUTING TO. YOU ARE CONTRIBUTING
TO THIS MASSIVE PROBLEM NATIONWIDE.
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is a federally recognized 501c3 tax
exempt organization whose mission is to support and promote humane education in our
In 1999 Adults in this country made decisions which ultimately
resulted in the unnecessary killing of over 8 million adoptable pets.
OUR CHILDREN CAN DO BETTER if only given the proper information.
We just need to bring humane education into the schools to show them
that the 21st Century CARES!!!