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Puppy Mills Investigated on Oprah

By Dr. Andrew Jones

From: Dr Andrew Jones

Author: Veterinary Secrets Revealed
Website: http://www.veterinarysecretsrevealed.com

Re: Puppy Mills Investigated on Oprah


Good Morning and a Happy Friday to you all.

First we had a very informative Teleseminar last night..

We covered anesthetic complications and How to Avoid them,
Veterinarians ‘open’ to Alternative Medicine, Body Talk,
Massage for Cancer, Acupressure for FLUTD, Allergies,
 Pet Meditation, PLUS Healing Touch- and HOW it works so
well with dogs and cats.

I often find that I learn as much as you guys- PLUS it usually gets
me performing some types of treatment ( last night it was acupressure)
on my dog Lewis.

The recording will be up at


A reader gave me a heads up on a BIG show today which I am going to
try and watch in between appointments.

Oprah..the Talk Show Guru, will be doing an entire show on Puppy

They are ALL over North America, and it is so difficult to know,
whether or not that ‘purebred’ puppy is from a puppy mill.

These are unethical despicable people breeding dogs for MONEY.

The dogs are generally kept in cages, bred as often as possible
(every 6 months), given little to NO veterinary care, fed as poor
quality food as possible, and housed in pretty unsanitary, unhygenic,
UNACCEPTABLE conditions.

MOST pet stores are getting their breeding stock from Puppy Mills.

Many Web Sites and Classified Adds are really just FRONTS for Puppy

When a Breeding dog is sick or no longer fertile, she is often killed-
for these people its all about volume and making $$.

SO WHAT can you do?

There is a very informative site called Stop Puppy Mills- here are
some of their tips:

1. Find a responsible breeder and visit their premises. Responsible
breeders provide a loving and healthy environment for their canine
companions, but don’t take their word for it. Never buy a puppy
without seeing where they and their parents are raised and housed
with your own eyes.

2. Don’t be fooled by common claims made by pet stores when pushing
their puppies. Despite what they may tell you, pet stores do sell
puppy mill puppies.

3. Don’t be swayed by a great website or ad. Just because a website
says great things about their “home raised” or “family raised”
puppies doesn’t make it true. Many puppy millers pose as small
family breeders online and in newspaper and magazine ads.

4. Consider adoption. Adopting a dog instead of buying one is the
surest way to strike a blow against puppy mills. To find the perfect
 match, you’ll want to choose the right one for you and your
lifestyle. Animal shelters have dozens of dogs, many of them
purebreds, just waiting for homes. There are also breed specific
rescue groups for every breed of dog, including “designer” or
“hybrids” like Labradoodles and Puggles.

5. Avoid the temptation to “rescue” a puppy mill puppy by buying
him. Even though your intentions may be good, don’t buy a puppy
with the idea that you are “rescuing” him or her. Your “rescue”
opens up space for another poor puppy mill puppy and puts money
into the pockets of the puppy mill. Pet stores won’t leave their
cages empty and websites won’t leave their pages blank. The money
you spend on your puppy goes right back to the puppy mill operator
and ensures they can continue breeding and treating dogs inhumanely.
If you see someone keeping puppies in poor conditions, alert
your local animal control authorities instead of buying.
Here is the News Release about Oprah’s Show today:


Chicago, IL— On Friday, April 4, The Oprah Show exposes the secret
underworld of puppy mills. The emotional and thought-provoking hour
is dedicated to the memory of Oprah’s beloved dog Sophie, who passed
away March 10 at the age of 13. A tribute to Sophie begins the hour,
which then includes an undercover investigation by Oprah Show
correspondent Lisa Ling into the hidden world of puppy mills.

Says Winfrey, “Our show today is for anybody anywhere who loves a
dog, has ever loved a dog or just cares about their basic right to
humane treatment. I’m dedicating this hour to my little Sophie, who
you may have heard died last month.” She continues, “Sophie gave me
 13 years of unconditional love. She was a true love in my life.”

In a revealing hour, Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane
Society of the United States, and Bill Smith, head of Mainline
Animal Rescue in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, issue an urgent
wake-up call to all pet owners about the prevalence of puppy mills.

Then, Ling goes undercover with Smith in Lancaster, Pennsylvania,
for a glimpse into a hidden world where dogs only equal dollar
signs. Ling, a regular contributor to The Oprah Show, said of puppy
mills, “I had no idea how horrific they are. And it’s really
haunting…I felt like I was crying two days after I returned because
it’s just a really, really scary sight.”

Winfrey currently owns three dogs adopted from breeders—13-year-old
Chocolate American cocker spaniel Solomon and two-year-old white
Labrador retrievers Luke and Layla—and says, “I would never, ever
adopt another pet now without going to a shelter to do it. I am a
changed woman after seeing this show.”


P.S. The BEST way to AVOID a puppy mill is by adopting
a Shelter Dog ( or Cat)

I am donating 10% of ALL PROCEEDS this month to the
my local Animal Shelter, Second Chance Animal Shelter.

So for those of you who have yet to even get my ebook,
go to:


Try it RISK FREE for 60 days- and Keep the BONUSES.

PLUS I will donate 10% of the Sale for you just trying it out!!

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pet at home, go to :

Best Wishes,

Dr Andrew Jones, DVM

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One Response to “Puppy Mills Investigated on Oprah”

  1. Avatar Don'tBuyFromPuppyMills! Says:
    July 22nd, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Stay away from PuppiesEverything.ca – the “Pet Store” in Stratford on Corcoran Street.The owner will proudly take you on tours of their makeshift “pet store” telling the world “Yes, I am a puppy mill!”and their “quarantine” area. They think they’re in the animal business, what they’re NOT is qualfied in any veterinary sense to be keeping the ill ones in their back room instead of sending them to an animal clinic. They lie to their customers and let the dogs die from malnutrition/ being taken from their mothers too soon, and that’s only what happened to me after we put a downpayment on a dog and went back to get it. The owner’s wife is aggressive and violent and says the Perth SPCA “Are her best friends” where complaints being filed are concerned. Don’t buy their animals and for God’s sake, breeders, sell them privately and humanely! They’re famous for taking your *downpayment* and then accepting higher prices from other buyers. Suddenly, your dog is “dead” when you go in to get it!
    If you go into these places and the animals look unhealthy, SPCA says to call them, that they aren’t allowed to go in without *cause*. But if SPCA is the “best friend” of the perpetrators, then don’t expect anyone to look after the animals’ health and welfare!


Dr. Andrew Jones, DVM