In many parts of the world, people still buy dogs at pet stores. But many of those people who buy dogs from retailers don’t know the history of their new dog.
But the fact is, many of the dogs at pet stores come from breeders who focus not on the well-being of their animals but on making money.
According to the Humane Society, it’s difficult to regulate or even ban the cruelty that some breeders impose on their dogs. And that’s because it’s not always easy to tell if a breeder takes good care of his or her puppies. The only way to get rid of bad breeders is to adopt dogs from shelters or buy dogs from people who are known to raise their dogs in a safe and loving environment.
It’ll take time for Harleigh to completely regain her trust in people, but in light of what happened during her first hour of freedom, imagine what could happen after Harleigh spends even a day or a week with a loving family. I really hope that Harleigh fully recovers!
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