We at Rescue Village believe that puppy mills should be banned altogether. However, Ohio’s new puppy mill law, which was enacted last month, upgrades standards of care for dogs kept in breeding kennels that churn out large numbers of puppies, also called puppy mills.
“Commercial breeders in Ohio can no longer cram dogs into cages that are stacked on top of each other and deprive animals of basic necessities, like space to move, exercise and access to veterinary care. Under the new law, each dog must be given daily exercise that allows the animal to extend to full stride, play and engage in other types of mentally stimulating and social behaviors, receive an annual veterinary exam, and be housed with other dogs in temperature-regulated kennels, among other reforms. The law also mandates that only healthy dogs can be bred, and limits the number of times a female dog can be bred. It requires retailers selling puppies in Ohio to acquire animals solely from breeders who meet these standards, regardless of what state they are in…”
Humane Society of the United States
We encourage you to throw your support to the ongoing efforts to ban puppy mills in Ohio.
What you can do:
- Adopt your next pet
- Don’t buy a puppy online or from a pet store unless they offer rescued animals
- Take action against pet stores that sell dogs supplied by puppy mills
- Support legislation that regulates and reduces breeding of animals
- Become an expert on the subject
- Know the existing laws.