Advocacy Alert

Maine, Make History for Puppy Mill Dogs!

Maine, Make History for Puppy Mill Dogs!

Mainers have an opportunity to make a huge difference for pets this year by supporting a bill to prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats in pet stores across the state.

The Maine Joint Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry will soon be considering L.D. 1311, a measure that would keep cruelly bred puppies out of Maine’s pet stores.

As you may know, most dogs sold in pet stores come from puppy mills—breeding facilities where profit is prioritized over the health and wellbeing of animals in their care. Puppy mill dogs and cats are often kept in crowded, unsanitary conditions without access to adequate veterinary care and socialization. L.D. 1311 will cut off the pipeline that moves animals from puppy mills across the country into Maine’s pet stores.

California and Maryland have already paved the way to help end puppy mill cruelty by banning the retail sale of dogs and cats in their pet stores. Maine now has the chance to do the same.

What You Can Do

Please don’t delay! Speak up now for this important bill by using the form below to the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee and ask him or her to support and pass this bill.

On behalf of your state’s consumers and pet store pets, thank you!