|"Let's just say it is a place too terrible to talk about.
It's like a jail where dogs are kept to have puppies that are sold to malls
and on the internet and other places where people cannot see the horrible
conditions they come from." said Henry.
"But the puppies are so cute in the mall", said Wiggle.
"Yes, they ARE cute," said Henry. "That is what the puppy millers
want you to see. They are so irresistible that people do not think,
and so they end up giving their money to bad people who turn around and
make more puppies, and keep selling them on and on".
"Why is that a bad thing if the people love the puppies?" asked
Wiggle. "Isn't it a GOOD thing to get them out of there?"
"Well, there are a few problems," said Henry. "The more people
that buy them, the more they breed, and the more that end up homeless.
These puppies might not be healthy. As cute as they are, if they
haven't been carefully bred, they can have terrible problems walking and
seeing, and hearing when they get bigger. This is sad for everyone
that loves them. Especially the puppy".
"Then, there is the fact that anyone can just come in and "buy" them.
Many people do not think before they get a dog. Lots of them aren't
even allowed to have a dog where they live. These dogs end
up abandoned or homeless or turned into rescue. This of course breaks
a good dog's heart," sighed Henry.
"And then, when people do not give their dog the care they need,
even more puppies are born, and more and more animals are put into the
world without the homes they need. Thousands of wonderful animals
have to be put to sleep every year because no one wants them anymore."
"What can we do about this horrible thing?" cried Wiggle, who was
sick to her carburetor thinking of animals dying every day because of the
way they are sold or bred.