Over the past year and a half, we’ve seen a rise of the infamous “pandemic puppy“. The demand for puppies dramatically increased as people were forced to stay home. While a new companion animal seems like a good idea, Canada still has a thriving puppy mill industry.
Thousands of well-meaning Canadians unknowingly source their family companion from an unregulated and, frankly, cruel source. ‘Puppy mills’, ‘backyard breeders’ and puppy brokers put profit over animal welfare, resulting in unsafe breeding and living conditions. How can we change this for dogs and the people who care for them?
From July 10 to August 10, 2021, Humane Canada™ is raising funds to continue this important work. Take the challenge and become a puppy mill crusader! You will be helping us raise awareness of this issue, influence Canadians to get their dogs from reputable sources (humane societies, SPCAs, rescues, municipal shelters and ethical breeders) and ensure they aren’t inadvertently supporting a puppy mill.
Take the challenge by making a gift to help Humane Canada™ in our crusade to end puppy mills.
Thanks to Jane Young, all donations up to $10,000 will be matched, in honour of her father and lifetime animal advocate, Don Young. Double the impact, double the caring.
💰 Your $20 donation will be matched to $40
💰 Your $50 donation will be matched to $100
💰 Your $200 donation will be matched to $400
Can we count on you to be a puppy mill crusader?
Remember, no amount is too small and every gift made from July 10 to August 10 will be matched.
What is Humane Canada™ doing to end puppy mills?
✔️ We are advocating with parliamentarians and bureaucrats to increase protection for puppies and buyers so they don’t get duped.
✔️ We are launching a public awareness campaign to educate the public on how to identify a reputable vs. a non-reputable breeder, and to always consider adoption as their first choice.
The demand for dogs, especially puppies, continues to increase across Canada. Shelters, rescues and ethical breeders can’t keep up with the high demand. Thus, creating a perfect opportunity for unscrupulous international breeders to profit from the situation. We need to curve the demand to put a halt on the supply. The more people we can educate, the more innocent animals we can help.
Humane Canada™ will always encourage adoption. However, if you choose to acquire a dog through a breeder, please refer to this handy list of essential questions to ask a breeder to ensure you are not inadvertently supporting a puppy mill.
Here are some warning signs that you want to look out for when searching for a companion animal online.
Learn more about how to identify a puppy mill, and about what to know before getting a dog.