GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Puppy Mills Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"Some online retailers have been found to source their animals from puppy mills."

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"Retail pet sales bans in some locales have reduced the avenue for puppy mills to sell their dogs."

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"Buying dogs from reputable breeders or adopting from shelters are recommended alternatives to prevent supporting mills."

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"Approximately 10,000 puppy mills are currently active in the U.S."

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"Female dogs in puppy mills are often bred at every opportunity with little to no recovery time between litters."

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"Conditions in many puppy mills are substandard, with overcrowded and unsanitary conditions being common."

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"Breeding dogs in puppy mills often spend their entire lives in small, cramped cages with little socialization."

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"Puppy mills sell to pet stores, brokers, and even directly to consumers online."

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"It is estimated that fewer than 3% of dogs and cats sold in pet stores come from shelters, while the vast majority come from puppy and kitten mills."

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"Adoption rates for dogs from shelters have increased, helping to reduce the demand for dogs from mills."

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"Puppy mill raids often result in the seizure and rehabilitation of hundreds of dogs at a time."

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"Education and awareness campaigns are essential for informing the public about the realities of puppy mills."

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"Several organizations, including the ASPCA and Humane Society, run hotlines and websites for reporting suspected puppy mills."

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"Several states have enacted laws to regulate or ban puppy mills, but enforcement remains inconsistent."

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"Rescuing a dog from a shelter can save the lives of both the adopted pet and another one in need of space."

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"Only about 2,400 of the estimated 10,000 puppy mills in the U.S. are licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture."

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"Many puppies from mills suffer from behavioral and health issues due to inadequate medical care and poor living conditions."

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"The inbreeding practices common in puppy mills can lead to serious genetic disorders."

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"Animal welfare organizations frequently conduct rescues, taking in dogs from puppy mills and adopting them out to loving homes."

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"Over 2 million puppies are bred in mills and sold annually in the U.S."

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