I am writing this letter as an attempt to spread awareness on puppy mills.
A 1984 court case defined a puppy mill as a large dog-breeding operation that holds little or no regard for the animals’ well being in order to minimize cost and maximize profit.
House Bill 930 was passed in the House by a 102-14 vote, but the Senate decided not to act on the bill. This bill would have set minimal animal care standards for commercial dog breeders in North Carolina. The Humane Society put out a report of 100 terrible puppy mill busts in the U.S. and North Carolina made this list.
I believe there are a large number of people in Bladen County who truly care about the well-being of animals. So, I ask that everyone take the time to send your representative an email or make a phone call in hopes that this issue is not put to the side and forgotten.
These poor animals do not have a voice, so I believe it is our job to be their voice.