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Support The Pets Tuesdays – Stop Puppy Mills

At VSPETS, we STRONGLY support the stop of puppy mills. Below is a segment from The Humane Society making efforts to stop this animal cruelty.

Can you imagine forcing your pet dog to live his or her entire life in a small wire cage with no human companionship, toys, or comfort, and little hope of ever becoming part of a family? That is what life is like for a puppy mill breeding dog. Help us stop this cycle of cruelty that contributes to pet overpopulation and the suffering of countless dogs.

Before you buy a puppy, see these six tips on avoiding puppy mills:

1. Consider adoption. Adopting a dog instead of buying one is one of the surest ways to strike a blow against puppy mills. To find the perfect match, you’ll want to choose the right one for you and your lifestyle. Animal shelters have dozens of dogs, many of them purebreds, just waiting for homes. There are also breed specific rescue groups for every breed of dog, including “designer” or “hybrids” like Labradoodles and Puggles. Mixed-breed dogs also make wonderful pets.

2. Find a responsible breeder and visit their premises. Responsible breeders provide a loving and healthy environment for their canine companions, one that they will be proud to show you. Never buy a puppy without seeing where they and their parents are raised and housed with your own eyes.

3. Don’t be fooled by common claims made by pet stores when pushing their puppies. Despite what they may tell you, pet stores do sell puppy mill puppies.

4. Don’t be swayed by a great website or ad. Just because a website says great things about their “home raised” or “family raised” puppies doesn’t make it true. Many puppy millers pose as small family breeders online and in newspaper and magazine ads. For many years The HSUS has aided local authorities in the rescue of puppy mill dogs across the nation. In almost all cases the puppy mills sold puppies via the Internet using legitimate-looking ads or websites that made claims that couldn’t have been farther from the truth.

5. Avoid the temptation to “rescue” a puppy mill puppy by buying him. Even though your intentions may be good, don’t buy a puppy with the idea that you are “rescuing” him or her. Your “rescue” opens up space for another puppy mill puppy and puts money into the pockets of the puppy mill industry. Pet stores won’t leave their cages empty and websites won’t leave their pages blank. The money you spend on your puppy goes right back to the puppy mill operator and ensures they will continue breeding and treating dogs inhumanely. If you see someone keeping puppies in poor conditions, alert your local animal control authorities instead of buying.

6. Do your part: Pledge to help stop puppy mills! Choose not to buy your next pet from a pet store or Internet site, and refuse to buy supplies from any pet store or Internet site that sells puppies.

PLEDGE TO THE HUMANE SOCIETY HERE TO STOP PUPPY MILLS

Support The Pets Tuesday 8/9/2012 – Animal Cruelty and Neglect

On Tuesdays, VSPETS makes effort to bring pet awareness into the pet community. Below is some information from The Humane Society regarding animal cruelty and neglect.

Animal cruelty can be either deliberate abuse or simply the failure to take care of an animal. Either way, and whether the animal is a pet, a farm animal, or wildlife, the victim can suffer terribly. Don’t despair, though—anyone can take steps against cruelty.

Animal cruelty is illegal in every state (and a felony in 46). If you make a report of alleged animal cruelty, the responding agency is required to investigate.

If you think an animal is being abused, either through violence or through cruel neglect, you can take action to help!

Make the call: Most large municipalities have a local animal control department, animal shelter or humane society. Do an online search to identify the agency in your area, and program the number into your cell phone so you are prepared.

Document the details: When you make the call, tell the officer as many details of the situation as you can—i.e., the location, date and time, and descriptions of the people and animals involved. Video and photographic documentation (even a cell phone photo) can help bolster your case. It’s also useful to give names of others who may have witnessed the incident.

Support the Pets Tuesday: 10/2/2012

ADOPT A SHELTER PET

VSPETS Support The Pets Day: Thinking about getting a pet? Millions of companion animals in shelters across America are just waiting for a special home like yours. Navigating the adoption process isn’t as hard as you think. The Humane Society can help you find the perfect pet and discover how amazing adopting a pet can be.

VSPETS Declares Tuesdays As Support The Pets Day!

Every Tuesdays at VSPETS is Support The Pets Day. We would like to let all our members and friends know that we are supporters of pets and that every activity on our website and likes on facebook goes towards “VSPETS’ No Pet Left Behind Act.” For more information, please visit our Support The Pets page.

Every Tuesday, VSPETS will be making efforts to bring awareness towards specific topics for supporting the pets in the pet community.  For today, we would like to point out two organization that we strongly support.

ASPCA

The Humane Society

 

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VSPETS BETA IS NOW LIVE

Today, we launched the VSPETS Internet Pet Competition (vspets.com) into beta mode. After nine months of paw-diligent effort and work, the doors to the pet competition are now open… We invite you and your pet to join the competition.

 

For those of you who are unfamiliar… VSPETS is the Internet pet competition for every pet.  Whether your pet is an amphibian or reptile, rescued or breeded, your pet is welcome on the site. VSPETS works by entering your very own pet and starting competitions against other pets. The entire Internet votes on each competition and decides the winner. By winning, your pet gains VSPETS Points and Pet Coins which can be redeemed in the VSPETS Store for T-shirts, real pet toys and more! :)

VSPETS’ east and west coast offices are thrilled to meet the pets of the world online at VSPETS.com.  We invite everyone who has a pet to join the VSPETS community and to start winning prizes!

 

Join the pet competition! VSPETS.COM