To the heartless people running this place, the animals are a source of ready cash. At $ 1 500 and more for trendy puppies, the profit motive is very strong.
Buying a cute puppy or kitten at a retail shop is no guarantee that the mother is being cared for properly. They may be underfed, dirty and cramped, bred again and again until they die. A local pet shop in my town advertises on the net. The following was copied from an online ad for that store.
New pets on premises including: Puppies,Bunnies,Ferrets,Reptiles,Birds,Insects,Fresh and Saltwater Fish.
The Humane Society of the United States has excellent information for prospective pet owners.
Of course N. America is not alone in the breed for profit dogs and cats. Hong Kong is experiencing a growing industry breeding dogs as pets now that it is legal to own pets in China. There are currently no laws in HK that regulate animal traders.
The acquisition of a pet is a long term responsibility. Think carefully before you bring one home.
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