No life, no future, no socialization, no proper food, no sunlight, no love, no care, no medical attention when they are sick. NO HOPE.
Sounds like a bleak life? That’s what most breeding dogs go through. Given a choice, they would never want to go that route but with unethical people out to maximize on animals, this is what happens.
Buying a puppy might seem like a happy occasion but each time you buy a puppy, you create suffering you cannot see. Puppy mills, backyard breeders, these are terms that animal lovers absolutely detest. Only one word describes such a place – deplorable.
Dogs were not meant to be mass produced like i-Phones; they are living creatures. Dogs should not spend their entire existence in a metal cage being bred every time they go into heat, from their very first heat at possibly 6 mths old, continuously on every heat, until the entire litter of puppies die or the mommy is too sick or too old to produce puppies. The mommy dog is then left to die a slow death after making thousands of dollars for the breeder.
Jill is such a dog. Jill has been caged in captivity as a breeding dog. She is a Golden Retriever, estimated to be about 5 or 6 years old.
|Helpless and hopelessness in her eyes|
|A bleeding tail|
Many a times, there are breeders who keep dogs in terrible conditions and who are obviously not in the business of producing healthy and happy puppies. Their objective would have been to make as much money as possible from the sale of the puppies, regardless of overbreeding, poor health and living conditions or genetic defects.
When we first laid eyes on Jill, we were amazed by her sweet and kind face. You could tell that she had a gentle and wonderful temperament and would have been a pleasure to have as part of a family. Sadly, Jill does not know what a family is. Her only family were her puppies and even then, they were always taken away from her after a couple of weeks. She never ever saw them grow past a few weeks. No matter how she howled and cried, they never came back.
|Swollen paws and overgrown nails|
|Drawing blood samples|
|Getting her nails clipped. The vet tech didn't need to hold Jill. She showed no reaction|
Had our friend not taken Jill and given her to us, Jill would have been left to die a slow, painful death.
|Under fed. Over used.|